Wisconsin 79, Ill.-Chicago 43

Jon Leuer scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the first half

as Wisconsin defeated Illinois-Chicago 79-43 on Sunday.

Leuer, who has averaged 15.8 points over the past five games,

was 6 of 8 from the field against the Flames (3-8) and also had a

career-high five assists and seven rebounds.

The Badgers (10-2) got off to a sluggish start but closed the

first half with a 21-9 run for a 35-19 lead. Leuer and Jason

Bohannon combined for 15 points during that stretch. Wisconsin also

hit 7 of 11 3-pointers in the first half.

Robo Kreps led Illinois-Chicago with 13 points, including a

40-foot 3-pointer that swished in at the first-half buzzer.

Bohannon added 15 points while Trevon Hughes had 12, Jordan

Taylor 11 and Ryan Evans 10.