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Illinois 73, Northwestern 66


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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kofi Cockburn had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ayo Dosunmu added 13 points and No. 5 Illinois beat Northwestern 73-66.

Cockburn got his 14th double-double of the season for the Illini (20-5, 11-3 Big Ten), who took control early in their sixth straight win.

Chase Audige scored 22 points for Northwestern (6-13, 3-12). Pete Nance added 14 points for the Wildcats, who lost their 12th straight.

Illinois led 25-7 but saw its lead cut to two points with 1:30 left. Dosunmu, quiet most of the night, hit a long 3-pointer to ice the win.

Illinois had several early scoring runs despite foul trouble for Cockburn, who sat for all but five minutes of the first half. The Illini shot 60% from the field before the break to Northwestern's 37% and led 38-26 at halftime.

Northwestern regrouped, going on a 14-4 run to cut the lead to four points. Illinois' Trent Frazier hit a 3-pointer and Cockburn followed with a layup.

February 16, 2021



Northwestern
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Kopp F 34 3-8 0-1 0-4 1-4 1 0 1 1 1 6
P. Nance F 29 5-9 2-2 2-5 0-6 0 0 1 1 4 14
R. Young C 14 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 3 3 4
C. Audige G 39 9-21 1-2 3-8 2-5 1 0 2 2 1 22
A. Gaines G 33 1-5 2-2 1-3 2-7 1 0 2 1 3 5
R. Greer   17 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 6
R. Beran   15 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-2 0 1 0 1 5 0
B. Buie   15 4-9 1-1 0-2 0-1 1 0 0 2 5 9
T. Berry   4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 27-64
(.422)
6-8
(.750)
6-25
(.240)
7-32 4 1 6 12 22 66


Illinois
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Grandison F 12 2-3 0-0 1-2 0-3 2 0 0 1 1 5
K. Cockburn C 23 7-11 3-6 0-0 6-10 0 0 0 2 2 17
A. Dosunmu G 38 5-9 1-2 2-2 0-2 5 0 1 5 1 13
T. Frazier G 31 2-5 3-4 2-5 0-1 2 0 0 1 4 9
A. Miller G 31 3-11 1-2 3-9 0-3 0 0 2 2 4 10
D. Williams   25 2-3 1-3 0-1 0-3 5 1 2 1 1 5
A. Curbelo   18 1-3 0-3 0-2 1-7 2 0 0 2 1 2
G. Bezhanishvili   16 5-7 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 1 2 10
C. Hawkins   6 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 27-52
(.519)
11-22
(.500)
8-21
(.381)
8-34 16 2 5 15 16 73

Officials: Bo Boroski, Donnie Eppley, Lewis Garrison




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