State Journal reporter Jim Polzin asked Badgers fans on Twitter what they thought of No. 22 Wisconsin's 64-58 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Monday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Here's what fans were saying on Twitter after the Badgers snapped their two-game skid and continued their dominance over the Illini:
Let's kick it
Happ needs to stop dribbling nonchalantly in the paint. If lane not there, kick it.— John Fischer (@jfisch1bdgerfn) February 19, 2019
Numbers don't lie
UW is 14th nationally in 3-point percentage, so ...— Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) February 19, 2019
That's gonna hurt
He is going to be a pain for years to come— Anti Social (@ccblueyes70) February 19, 2019
Sad but true
Iverson and Davison won that game. Unfortunately, very smart to bench Happ...turnovers...free throws.— Stuart Ericson (@EricsonStuart) February 19, 2019
Keep it movin'
A team effort
Ethan’s worst game I’ve seen in a long time. Need Khalil to play that hard every single game. Davison at point changed the game.— Wisconsin Sports_Nation (@badger_nation5) February 19, 2019
Looked great from up here: Breakout game for @iverson_khalil, clutch stuff down the stretch from @braddavi34 & timely baskets from @Reuvers35 & @DMitrikTrice0. All with @EthanHapp22 on the bench the final few minutes. Could prove to be a big win on many levels! pic.twitter.com/V24KXkBAcl— Rob Hernandez (@RobHernandezGLF) February 19, 2019
Credit where credit's due
Coach Gard won the game. Putting Davidson at the point. Benching Happ. Giving meaningful minutes to Kobe King.— Dan Ryan (@dtrain0001) February 19, 2019
Nice win. Ugly for most of it offensively, but got the W in a must win game. Great efforts by Iverson, Pritzl and Davison.— Paul Bergum (@paul_bergum) February 19, 2019
Wait for it...
Illinois will knock off a ranked team at the Big Ten Tournament...— Roy Hobbs (@Babe_Truth) February 19, 2019
Full speed ahead
Khalil Iverson turned on the afterburners tonight. Pritzl’s 10 rebounds were a valuable contribution.— Joseph Britt (@Zathras3) February 19, 2019
What's not to like?
I’m a big fan of Khalil’s personal vendetta against Illinois.— Zach Rastall (@zrastall17) February 19, 2019
Finding a new way to win
Conventional Badgers win wasn't in the cards. Illinois played tough D, took Happ out of the gameplan. Iverson stepped up. When he runs the point against Illinois to change it up, we seem to win. Happy for Khalil.— Damon Heim (@DamonHeim) February 19, 2019
Gard made his toughest and best decision of the year - sitting Happ for the last 4 minutes. Game ball to Iverson, great game for him!— Matthew Harer (@TripleBadger10) February 19, 2019
No complaints here
A Big Ten win against an up-and-coming Illinois team. No complaints— Bare (@BareZachow1) February 19, 2019
Keep it up
This was a nice and needed home win against an improved Illinois squad. Hopefully the offense continues to be more well rounded when Happ is on the floor.— Rob (@rjwinsand) February 19, 2019
Back to work
Take the win and get back to practice and work on some pick and roll defense along with more motion in the offense.— Chuck Hummitsch (@CHummitsch34) February 19, 2019
Whatever it takes
Survive and advance mode— Zachary J (@ZSJ1981) February 19, 2019
Grinding it out
Good to see them grind out a win like that with Happ not playing well. They're going to need everyone to step up come March so this was a good step for them!— Matt White (@Matt_Wh1t3) February 19, 2019
Let's hear it for the D
Badgers defense was as good as Illinois. Badges D helped keep the game close when Bucky struggles shooting early on— Danny Zweifel (@wsd1988) February 19, 2019
Trice looked out of position on defense, and he looked unsure on offense.— Scott Williams (@ScottWi81192995) February 19, 2019
I continue to be so disappointed with the development of Trice. UW played their best ball early in the season when it seemed like Trice was scoring 15-20 ppg. Now....he's always shooting something like 3-9 and maybe getting 8-10 ppg. The team is much better when he's good— Ike Quartey (@IkeQuartey1) February 19, 2019
That's a big 'if'
If aggressive iverson continues to show up...wow...look out...that was awesome!— aarondentz (@aarondentz) February 19, 2019
Sign of things to come?
Will we see more Davison at point? Will we see Happ at all at end of close games again? Good win after a tough shooting start.— Steve Stroud (@stephanstroud) February 19, 2019