MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Top-ranked Illinois ended Wisconsin's
38-game home winning streak, the nation's longest, beating the
Badgers 75-to-65 Tuesday night.
Led by Luther Head's 18 points, Illinois snapped a five-game
losing streak in Madison and became the first team to beat the
Badgers at the Kohl Center since Wake Forest on December 4, 2002.
Eighteenth-ranked Wisconsin took at 64-to-61 lead on Alando
Tucker's drive to the basket with 4:31 left. But dreams of
Wisconsin's first win over a top-ranked opponent since beating Ohio
State in 1962 soon faded as Illinois scored 14 of the game's final
Deron Williams added 13 points for Illinois and Roger Powell
Junior had 11.
Tucker had 16 points for Wisconsin and Sharif Chambliss added 14
and Mike Wilkinson 13.
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