Lucas At Large: MBB: Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60

Here's what Mike Lucas had to say about a hard-fought Badgers win, as Wisconsin topped Illinois 72-60.

"Sometimes wining games you’re expected to win can be challenging. Esp on the road. Esp when you turn it over 17 times. Esp when Ethan Happ has a sub-par night. But you don’t get points for artistic expression in this league. Instead you take the W & try to string a few together"

"After Michigan win, Aleem Ford & Kobe King drew praise for contributions. Neither scored vs Illinois. But Khalil Iverson had season-hi 12pts,7rebs & Brevin Pritzl had timely plays. Good to see Nate Reuvers get 1st postgame TV interview. Earned it with 1st double-double (22, 10)"