Seniors shine, Badgers beat Illini

MADISON -- Jordan Taylor and Josh Gasser each scored 16 points as 14th-ranked Wisconsin whipped Illinois, 70-56 on Senior Day at the Kohl Center; Coach Bo Ryan picked up his 265th victory since becoming the Badgers coach, tying Bud Foster for most wins in the program's history.

Taylor, a senior, tied Kirk Penney for 8th on the school's all-time scoring list.  Senior Rob Wilson pitched in with two early 3-pointers as Wisconsin set the pace early and used tight defense to keep the Illini at bay.

The Badgers finish the Big Ten season 12-6 and carry a 3-game winning streak into the conference tournament.