Illinois 70 Indiana 62

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Illinois 70 Indiana 62

Illinois wins a grind it out type of game late over Indiana.

What Happened

Indiana led for most of the game but gave up late runs in each half

Illinois survived a poor shooting night with some key stops and a separation basket by Justin Harmon.

Indiana played outstanding defense all evening but couldn’t pull out a win

Key Stats

Illinois outscored Indiana 21-0 from 3 point range.

Illinois wins despite shooting 37.1 % from field.

Indiana was 0-9 from deep and 12-22 from the FT line

Key Individual Performances

Illinois Marcus Domask with a double double. 16 points & 10 rebounds

Indiana’s Mackenzie Mgbako double double with 12 points & 12 rebounds

Illinois Luke Goode with 3 three pointers and some key shots

What it means

Illinois rebounds from tough road loss at Northwestern. Illinois is a 4/5 seed right now with chances to move up on the horizon

Indiana has now lost 3 in a row to tough competition. Tough road for them to make a tourney bid

Illinois continues to figure out the team dynamics with the roster changes that have occurred


Illinois head coach Brad Underwood “Went from a visual pleasing loss to an ugly win. Proud of our guys, you have to win these type of games”

Indiana Coach Woodson ” I thought defensively we played a great game”

Underwood “When you dont shoot and hit 3’s it becomes difficult to win… they were o fer. We wanted 3 or fewer three’s was the goal – that’s what we do”


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