After struggling to a 4-12 start, Illinois has come to life recently with four straight victories, including wins over Big Ten rivals Michigan State and Ohio State. The Fighting Illini (10-15; 6-8 in conference) hope the win streak can help them snap a 14-game skid against Wisconsin that dates back all the way to 2011. The Badgers (17-8; 9-5) are looking to bounce back from last Tuesday’s 67-59 home loss to Michigan State. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NCAA Basketball schedule, click HERE.
In the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning (44-11-4) have won five straight and seven of their last nine to remain the front-runner for this year’s President’s Trophy. The begin a mini two-game road trip tonight in Columbus against a Blue Jackets (33-21-3) team that dropped the first two games of this series by a combined 12-2 score. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NHL schedule, click HERE.