GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Illinois 68, Michigan 53

(AP Photo/Michael Allio)

By GAVIN GOOD
Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois over Michigan 68-53.

Both teams struggled from distance in a foul-plagued first half, combining to go 1 of 20 from 3-point range.

DeVante' Jones led Michigan with 17 points on a 7 of 16 shooting clip, and was the only Wolverine to make a 3 on 10 attempts. Jones brought the Wolverines back within six points with his jumper with 5:16 left, but from there, Illinois' Trent Frazier took over.

Frazier scored 16 points in the second half on 5 of 11 shooting, including a stretch where he scored 11 straight points for Illinois (13-3, 6-0 Big Ten). He finished with 18 points and seven assists, the latter a career-high.

Michigan (7-7, 1-3 Big Ten) was without star center Hunter Dickinson due to an undisclosed medical issue, as well as guard Brandon Johns Jr.

Freshman forward Moussa Diabate was hard-pressed to replace Dickinson's production, finishing with nine points and six rebounds after getting into foul trouble early on.


Michigan
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Williams II F 31 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 2
M. Diabate F 19 4-8 1-2 0-0 4-6 0 0 0 3 4 9
E. Brooks G 36 3-11 1-1 0-1 0-4 1 0 0 0 2 7
D. Jones G 30 7-16 2-2 1-2 2-6 1 0 3 1 3 17
C. Houstan G 26 2-9 1-3 0-4 2-4 0 0 0 0 1 5
K. Bufkin   18 3-5 0-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 1 2 2 6
J. Howard   14 0-3 2-2 0-1 2-2 1 1 1 1 3 2
F. Collins   13 2-3 1-2 0-0 1-1 2 0 2 2 1 5
J. Faulds   13 0-2 0-0 0-0 3-3 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals   200 22-60
(.367)
8-14
(.571)
1-10
(.100)
15-32 5 1 7 12 20 53


Illinois
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Grandison F 28 2-5 0-0 2-5 1-3 1 0 0 2 2 6
K. Cockburn C 33 8-13 5-7 0-0 4-10 1 1 0 3 2 21
A. Plummer G 39 5-12 4-4 1-5 0-3 1 0 0 1 2 15
T. Frazier G 35 5-11 6-6 2-8 2-3 7 0 1 3 2 18
D. Williams G 24 2-6 0-0 1-2 1-4 0 0 0 3 3 5
C. Hawkins   26 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 1 1 2 1
O. Payne   7 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-3 0 0 0 0 1 2
L. Goode   5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Bosmans-Verdonk   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Melendez   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Podziemski   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 22-47
(.468)
18-21
(.857)
6-20
(.300)
9-33 11 2 2 13 14 68
Officials: Larry Scirotto, Keith Kimble, Kelly Pfeifer




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