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Leuer leads Wisconsin past Illinois-Chicago 79-43

Dec 27, 2009 - 10:47 PM MADISON, Wis.(AP) -- Jon Leuer scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the first half as Wisconsin defeated Illinois-Chicago 79-43 on Sunday.

Leuer, who has averaged 15.8 points over the past five games, was 6 of 8 from the field against the Flames (3-8) and also had a career-high five assists and seven rebounds.

The Badgers (10-2) got off to a sluggish start but closed the first half with a 21-9 run for a 35-19 lead. Leuer and Jason Bohannon combined for 15 points during that stretch. Wisconsin also hit 7 of 11 3-pointers in the first half.

Robo Kreps led Illinois-Chicago with 13 points, including a 40-foot 3-pointer that swished in at the first-half buzzer.

Bohannon added 15 points while Trevon Hughes had 12, Jordan Taylor 11 and Ryan Evans 10.