It was a workmanlike effort for the University of Wisconsin mens basketball team on Friday night in Madison. The Badgers were stingy again on defense, giving up less than 55 in regulation for the second straight game. This time, they were able to score enough to pick up a comfortable victory over Eastern Illinois, 65-52.
Wisconsin held a decisive rebounding edge as expected, 42-35. The team's leading scorer was Guard Kobe King with 18, but it was the front court who starred Friday. Forwards Nate Reuvers and Aleem Ford both netted double digits. The difference in the game was Wisconsin's ability to get to the charity stripe. The Badgers had 20 free throws in the contest compared to the Panthers 3. Wisconsin also shot 83% from the line.