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Illinois 77, Ohio 75

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 Illinois rallied to beat Ohio 77-75.

It was Cockburn's 15th double-double in 35 games for Illinois (3-0).

Jason Preston scored 31 points for Ohio (2-1). Ben Vander Plas added 20 points and Dwight Wilson scored 12 for the Bobcats.

Ohio went ahead 71-67 on Preston's free throw with 1:56 remaining. Dosunmu tied it at 71 with a 3-pointer and Da'Monte Williams put Illinois ahead 74-73 on a 3 with 35 seconds left.

Wilson hit a jumper with 7.9 seconds left to give Ohio its last lead. After a timeout, Dosumnu was fouled going to the basket and sank both free throws to put Illinois up 76-75 with 2 seconds remaining.

Trent Frazier stole the inbounds pass and was fouled with less than a second left. Frazier sank the first free throw and missed the second on purpose to eat up time. Ohio got off a last-ditch shot from mid-court that fell well short.

Williams and Adam Miller added 11 points each for Illinois.

Illinois was 20 of 58 (48%) from the field, while Ohio was 31 of 65 (48%).


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Associated Press


November 27, 2020


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