Unbeaten Illini end Badgers' home streak

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005

 

  Illinois' James Augustine (40) slam dunks in front of Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson in the second half Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Madison, Wis. Illinois won 75-65. AP Photo/Andy Manis

Illinois' James Augustine (40) slam dunks in front of Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson in the second half Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Madison, Wis. Illinois won 75-65.

AP Photo/Andy Manis

MADISON, Wis. — Luther Head scored 18 points and top-ranked Illinois ended Wisconsin's 38-game home winning streak, the nation's longest, with a 75-65 victory Tuesday night.

The Illini (20-0, 6-0 Big Ten) scored 14 of the game's final 15 points and snapped a five-game losing streak in Madison. They became the first team to beat the Badgers at the Kohl Center since Wake Forest on Dec. 4, 2002.

The 18th-ranked Badgers (13-4, 4-2), who led by eight points midway through the second half, fell to 53-3 at home under coach Bo Ryan, including 26-1 in the Big Ten.

Alando Tucker had 16 points for Wisconsin, which was 5-of-12 from the free throw line while Illinois was 17-of-20.

No. 6 Kansas 86, Baylor 66

WACO, Texas — Wayne Simien scored 18 points and the Jayhawks made a school-record 16 3-pointers to remain unbeaten in the Big 12.

The Jayhawks (15-1, 5-0), who were coming off their first loss of the season, were 16-of-27 from beyond the arc.

Jeff Hawkins was 5-for-5 on 3s and had 15 points for Kansas.

Aaron Bruce had 23 points for Baylor (9-7, 1-4), which has lost 14 straight against ranked opponents and is just 1-10 overall against Kansas.

No. 7 Kentucky 84, Tennessee 62

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Patrick Sparks scored 19 points and Kelenna Azubuike added 17 for the Wildcats (15-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), who lost senior forward Chuck Hayes in the first half to a broken nose.

Chris Lofton had 17 points for the Volunteers (10-9, 3-3).

No. 16 Texas 80, Texas Tech 73

AUSTIN, Texas — Daniel Gibson scored 20 points, hitting all six of his 3-pointers, to lead the Longhorns (15-4, 4-2 Big 12), who were 14-of21 from 3-point range.

Ronald Ross scored 29 points for Texas Tech (11-5, 3-2), which came in as the Big 12's top-scoring team but shot just 37 percent against Texas' new zone defense.

No. 19 Connecticut 68, West Virginia 58

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rashad Anderson, not starting for the first time this season, scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Huskies (12-4, 4-2 Big East), who dominated inside, holding a 47-27 rebound advantage.

Tyrone Sally scored 16 points for West Virginia.



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