MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steven Crowl had a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Wisconsin struggled to put away Illinois State, winning 89-85 in its first game after a two-week break because of COVID-19.
Johnny Davis, the Badgers’ leading scorer, had 20 points on 6-of-23 shooting and 11 rebounds.
Second-leading scorer Brad Davison was held to seven points on 1-of-9 shooting.
Illinois State battled back from a 19-point deficit early in the second half and got within 81-80 on Antonio Reeves’ 3-pointer with 2 minutes left.
But the Redbirds couldn’t take the lead.
Reeves led Illinois State with 23 points but fouled out late.
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