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HQ prediction: Badgers 64-62

Wisconsin has too much motivation to lose this game. The Badgers are peeved after blowing a lead at Michigan State on Tuesday and remember losses to Illinois last season (at home and in the Big Ten tournament) and earlier this season.

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Legends and Leaders, the names for the Big Ten's two new divisions, are sticking around. At least through next football season.

More of Moore a good thing

"I'm really proud of my kids," Jolette Law said. "There were times when, in the past, we would have folded. But tonight we fought hard, took care of the ball and got the stops we needed to down the stretch to get a big road win."

It'll take a special effort at Wisconsin

CHAMPAIGN – No legitimate contender ever won a championship without serious scrapes.

The Yankees, Vince Lombardi's Packers, John Wooden's Bruins ... all survived thrilling moments of uncertainty.

Friday's prep highlights

In girls' basketball

Fred Kroner's girls' basketball insider

Each Friday, Fred Kroner checks in:

Shiloh staying strong

HUME – The offense hasn't slowed down, and neither has the success for Shiloh's girls' basketball team. The Raiders (18-3) are within two wins of a fifth consecutive 20-win season.

Chargers keep their cool

CHAMPAIGN – The situation didn't call for Centennial coach Susan Thomas to worry.

Her state-ranked Chargers fell behind city rival Central 7-2 early and then 13-10 after one quarter of Thursday's Big 12 Conference game at Combes Gym.

"We were not playing poorly," Thomas said. "Central was playing well."

Michigan's Robinson staying put

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has decided to stay and play for coach Brady Hoke.

School spokesman Dave Ablauf says Robinson informed Hoke of his decision during a meeting on Thursday.

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Troy Gentle's weekly update on the five players headed Bruce Weber's way and the five players headed Jolette Law's way.

HQ women's prediction: Indiana 60, Illinois 57

Not convinced that Indiana is a better team than Illinois, but in this series, it just seems like the best team rarely wins. I was convinced the Illini were the better team last season, but Indiana won 2 of 3. Simply going with the home team here, but the Illini might be catching Indiana at the right time. The Hoosiers are coming off a tough loss Sunday against rival Purdue. Look for the Illini to get off to a good start. Can they hold on?