Hilliard powers Wisconsin past Western Illinois

MADISON, Wis – The Wisconsin women’s basketball team opened up their season with a 73-66 win over Western Illinois and the Badgers can thank Sydney Hilliard for that.

The Wisconsin sophomore guard dropped a career-high 24 points on the Leathernecks while also grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists.

Wisconsin opens up Big Ten play on Saturday in Iowa City where the Badgers will look to snap a 20-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes.