Badgers rout Illinois, improve to program-record 16-0

Published 01/08 2014 11:42PM

Updated 01/08 2014 11:47PM

A special start to the season continued for the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday night.

The #4 Badgers routed #23 Illinois, 95-70, at the Kohl Center to improve to 16-0.  It's the best start in program history.

Wisconsin used a 20-0 run to build a 50-25 halftime lead, and didn't look back.

Ben Brust led the way with 18 points, while Sam Dekker added 17 for the Badgers.

Wisconsin returns to action on Tuesday on the road against Indiana.

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