Wisconsin 70 Illinois 56
MADISON — Asked how difficult things have been for everyone who has ties to his struggling Illinois team, Bruce Weber’s trademark raspy voice softened to a whisper.
“Oh, it’s hard,” Weber said. “It’s very hard. It’s a difficult stretch. All you can do is help your kids, your players, the staff and our families. You just have to keep battling and doing it right, and good things will happen sometime.”
No. 14 Wisconsin didn’t make things any easier for Weber on Sunday. The Badgers smothered the Illini with defense in the first half, then cruised to a 70-56 victory.
Read more at Green Bay Press Gazette.
Ohio State over Michigan State 72-70
William Buford hit a jumper from the top of the key with 0.8 seconds left to bury the Spartans.
The loss means the Big Ten regular season championship will be split three ways, between MSU, Michigan and OSU.
Read more at Detroit Free Press.