Illinois defeated Indiana by a final score of 67-66 on Sunday afternoon at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.
The final game stats, three keys and highlights are below.
Indiana (18-11, 8-10) will host Minnesota on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Hoosiers did enough to win. Whether it was winning the rebounding battle 39-31, shooting 50 percent from three-point range, shooting 83.3 percent from the foul line, or committing just 10 turnovers, Indiana had a lot of positives on Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers had four players in double figures and held Ayo Dosunmu to an inefficient 17 points. The Hoosiers simply lost a highly competitive Big Ten basketball game.
2. Second half shooting slide. Despite all of the superlatives, IU shot just 35.5 percent from the field after the break. Freshman big man Trayce Jackson-Davis was just 1-of-4 in the second half, Devonte Green was 1-of-6, Rob Phinisee 2-of-7 and Al Durham 1-of-4. Despite the shooting struggles, Indiana had the ball with a chance to win in the final possession.
3. Illini get to the line. For much of the season Indiana has been known as a team that draws fouls and shoots free throws. On Sunday Illinois had twice as many attempts (24 to 12) at the stripe. Freshman Kofi Cockburn had 10 attempts as Indiana struggled to keep him off the low block in the second half.
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