Kendrick Nunn led the way for Illinois with 25
points while Malcolm Hill tossed in 22 and showed some great second
half energy by tapping out 50-50 balls, diving into the seats for
loose balls. The kind of energy displayed in that second stanza is
the level of play this team needs to manifest for a full 40 minutes.
Jalen Coleman-Lands finished the night with 18 points as he
continued his hot shooting from distance & Maverick Morgan capped
off a very much improved home season by tallying 8 points, 4
rebounds and 4 blocked shots.
The Illini shot 74 percent from the field in the second half to go
along with 93 percent shooting from the foul line. The Illini swiped
a season-high 13 steals to show you how active they were in the
passing lanes. The Illini forced 17 Gopher turnovers and finished
the night with 18 assists.
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The schedule now turns to two tough road tilts one at Maryland
and one at Penn State to finish off the regular season. The next
report from the LDN will come from the Big Ten Tournament in
Indianapolis late next week.
[By JEFF MAYFIELD]
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