Connor Boehm and Gabas Maldunas each scored 17 points to lead
Dartmouth (3-4). Both also grabbed nine rebounds as the Big Green
outrebounded the Illini 33-27.
Illinois started off hot, shooting 57.1 percent from the field in
the first 20 minutes, thoughit took a little while to shake the
Big Green. Leading by three with just over six minutes to play in
the half, the Illini went on a 15-4run to open things up before
settling for a 12-point halftime advantage.
The second half was much of the same, though Dartmouth made a run
near the end to make things close. Down 14 with two minutes to
play, the Big Green cut the lead to five before the Illini hit
five free throws in the final 23 seconds to ice things away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Hill's point total was a career high, topping his
previous best of seven points. …Dartmouth freshman F Eli
Harrison set a career best for the second straight game, draining
4-of-7 3-pointers on the way to 14 points off the bench. … A game
after hitting a season-high 12 3-pointers, the Illini were
7-of-18 from beyond the arc.
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