Posted March 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Senior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points in his final home game, helping No. 14 Wisconsin beat Illinois 70-56 on Sunday in both teams' regular season finale. Josh Gasser added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (23-8, 12-6), who have won three straight going into this week's Big Ten tournament. The Badgers honored Taylor and fellow senior Rob Wilson in their final Kohl Center appearances. Brandon Paul had 22 points for Illinois (17-14, 6-12). The loss continued what has been a miserable collapse in the second half of the Big Ten season for the Illini, and coach Bruce Weber's future at the school remains in doubt. Illinois had only three assists, a season-low. It was the 265th victory at Wisconsin for Badgers coach Bo Ryan, tying Harold ''Bud'' Foster for most wins in the program's history. The Badgers noted Ryan's achievement in a ceremony immediately after the game, before moving on to tributes for Taylor and Wilson. Wisconsin came i...
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