Illini win 74-69 as Wisconsin's Trice-led rally falls short
After Illinois’ Trent Frazier sank two free throws, Illinois fouled Trevor Anderson with 1.9 seconds left before Wisconsin could attempt a tying 3-pointer. Wisconsin took 17 more shots than Illinois in the first half but still trailed 37-26 at the break because the Illini were much more efficient. AdIllinois cooled off considerably in the second half, but Wisconsin also faltered up until Trice's surge in the final minutes. Illinois led by 14 in the second half before Trice got Wisconsin back into the game. The Illini nearly crumbled down the stretch but stayed in front by going 10 of 10 on foul shots in the final 44 seconds.
Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Wisconsin looks for first Breslin win since 2004
12 Michigan State (6-1, 0-1) vs. No. 957Line: Wisconsin -1Twitter: Follow Kyle AustinGAME NOTES• Friday’s game will mark the first time in Michigan State history that the Spartans will play a game on Christmas day. • Michigan State and Wisconsin shared the Big Ten title last year, along with Maryland. • Wisconsin hasn’t won at the Breslin Center since 2004, when it topped the Spartans, 68-64, in overtime. The two won back-to-back Wisconsin high school state titles for Stevens Point Area, playing for Anderson’s father, Scott.mlive.com
Potter leads No. 12 Wisconsin past No. 23 Louisville 85-48
Micah Potter scored 20 points and Aleem Ford added 12 to lead the Badgers an 85-48 non-conference victory over short-handed No. Louisville (4-1), playing its first road game, originally had been scheduled to play at Wisconsin on Dec. 9. Trevor Anderson added 11 points and Brad Davison 10 for Wisconsin (6-1), which rolled to a 44-18 halftime lead. “Obviously really pleased with the way we played,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. Wisconsin finished the half 10 of 17 beyond the arc, including three each by Trice and Davison.