Scores

Final

Wisconsin 58

(12-18, 3-13 Big Ten)

Illinois 57

(16-13, 9-7 Big Ten)

2:55 PM ET, March 7, 2013

Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

1 2 T
WIS 20 3858
ILL 30 2757

Top Performers

Wisconsin: M. Paige 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Illinois: I. Crawford 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Wisconsin 58, Illinois 57

Associated Press

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Morgan Paige scored 18 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds remaining, and 11th-seeded Wisconsin beat Illinois 58-57 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.

Illinois, which trailed 54-44 with 6 minutes left, took a 57-54 lead on Amber Moore's 3-pointer with 42 seconds left. Tessa Cichy made two free throws to get Wisconsin within a point.

The Badgers (12-18), who will play Purdue in Friday's quarterfinals, were 21 of 21 from the free-throw line, led by Paige who made all 10 of her foul shots. Jacki Gulczynski had 15 points and eight rebounds and Cassie Rochel had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Wisconsin out-rebounded Illinois 41-29.

Ivory Crawford led the sixth-seeded Illini (16-13) with 14 points. Moore scored 13 and Adrienne GodBold had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Illinois led 30-20 at halftime. Crawford had nine points in the half to lead all scorers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIS
ILL
Points 58 57
FG Made-Attempted 17-45 (.378) 19-59 (.322)
3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 21-21 (1.000) 14-20 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 11

Game Leaders

 
WIS
ILL
PointsM. Paige 18I. Crawford 14
ReboundsC. Rochel 13A. Godbold 8
AssistsT. Stephen 6A. Moore 3
StealsT. Stephen 1A. Moore 5
BlocksC. Rochel 3K. Penn 1

2012-13 Season

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