Badgers blast Illinois for 8th straight win 69-48

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MADISON (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points, Bronson Koenig added 15, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Illinois 68-49 on Sunday, February 15th.

Nigel Hayes had 14 points for the Badgers, who are now off to their best start in school history at 23-2. Wisconsin leads the Big Ten at 11-1 in conference play.

The Illini (17-9, 7-6) had a four-game winning streak snapped. Malcolm Hill scored 15 points, while Rayvonte Rice added 10.

The Badgers took control of the game with a 15-2 run sandwiched around halftime and then prevented Illinois from getting any closer than nine points the rest of the way.

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