UW MBB: ‘Work hard and good things happen’


UWBadgers.com Senior Writer

MADISON, Wis. — For the second consecutive year, Illinois coach John Groce had to devote some of his postgame press conference here to Wisconsin's Khalil Iverson.

Last season, Iverson scored what was then a career-high 10 points in a 63-55 win. Groce admitted that he wasn't expecting it since Iverson had only nine points in his previous seven games.

Playing 30 minutes (which is still a career high), Iverson also had five rebounds while picking up some of the workload for Vitto Brown who was limited by an injury and played only 12 minutes.

Tuesday night, Groce got another unexpected jolt from Iverson who helped spark the Badgers to a 57-43 victory — their 11th straight in the series and fifth in a row at the State Farm Center.

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