McCamey gets 27, Tisdale 19 as Illinois shocks No. 11 Wisconsin, 63-56, to snap 51-0 markBy Colin Fly, AP
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
McCamey gets 27, Illinois shocks No. 11 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Demetri McCamey scored 27 points and Mike Tisdale added 19 on 8-of-11 shooting to lead Illinois to a 63-56 upset over No. 11 Wisconsin on Tuesday night, snapping the Badgers’ 51-0 home record against unranked Big Ten opponents under coach Bo Ryan.
The Illini (17-8, 9-3) became the first team to beat Ryan three times at the Kohl Center after wins in 2005 and ‘06 and ended Wisconsin’s 18-game home winning streak. More important, Illinois won its fifth straight game after a 78-73 win over then-No. 5 Michigan State on Saturday.
The Illini are now in prime position to challenge the Spartans for the regular-season conference crown. Illinois plays four more ranked teams in its final six games, including two games with No. 13 Ohio State and a rematch with the Badgers in the regular-season finale.
Wisconsin (18-6, 8-4) got 15 points from Jason Bohannon.
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