Ekey, Illini Newcomers Hit Road for Wisconsin

Ekey, Illini Newcomers Hit Road for Wisconsin

No. 23 Illini play at fourth-ranked Wisconsin

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - MADISON, Wisc. - It's been 25 years since the Illini beat a top five team on the road.

They get a chance to change that Wednesday. Illinois (13-2, 2-0 in Big 10) travel to fourth-ranked Wisconsin (15-0, 2-0).

The Badgers have won their last five meetings with Illinois.

"Coach (John Groce) has been telling me how crazy its going to be up there," said forward Jon Ekey, a transfer from Illinois State. " A lot of road games in Big Ten are going to be crazy like that. I'm excited for it. It's always good to go. You get that energy no matter whether its good or bad for you. Always fun to play in those environments."

The Illini moved into national polls with a No 23 ranking Monday.


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