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Illinois Commended by CBB Fans with Big Ten Tournament Title Win vs. Wisconsin

It wasn't the easiest of victories.

The Illinois men's basketball team trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half and looked like the latest victim of a surging Wisconsin. Instead, the Fighting Illini locked it down and grinded out a 91-87 victory over the Badgers in order to secure its first conference championship since 2021.

Illlinois improved to 26-8 on the season and have a key piece of hardware and momentum going into the NCAA Tournament.

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