CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Trevon Hughes scored 18 points and Marcus Landry added 17 to help No. 11 Wisconsin beat Illinois 71-57 Wednesday night.
With the win the Badgers move into a tie with Purdue atop the conference.
The Badgers led by at least six for most of the game, including a 16-point lead midway through the second half.
They improve to 22-4, including 12-2 in the Big Ten.
Purdue was idle after losing to Indiana Wednesday night.
Illinois' loss guarantees the Illini their first losing season since 1999.
Demetri McCamey scored all 18 of his points in the second half to lead the Illini.
Shaun Pruitt added 16 points.