Wisconsin: 19 team fouls, 13-20 FT (mostly in garbage time)
Illinois: 18 team fouls (mostly in garbage time), 20-23 FT
…and I’m still pretty sure the Illini got jobbed by the refs.
In all seriousness, the Illini were just flat today – as they have been for a good portion of the Big Ten season. Bruce Weber and Demetri McCamey had another boil-over today, and any hopes that DMac was having a Deron Williams-type epiphany about how to play the game and compete at a high level every time out is again in question.
Enjoy the NIT, boys. You deserve it. (I’m looking at you, Mike Davis.)