NCAA Basketball

#4 Illinois Fighting Illini (20-6)


Wednesday 2/24 Thursday 2/25 Saturday 2/27 Tuesday 3/2 Saturday 3/6
vs. Neb
Postponed
vs. Neb
W 86-70
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@ Wisc
W 74-69
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@ Mich
W 76-53
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Ill 73 - 68 OhioSt
Final
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Dosunmu's return powers No. 4 Illinois over No. 7 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) After missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries, Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu returned Saturday wearing a protective mask he chose because it makes him look a little like a superhero.

Dosunmu played the part with a 19-point performance, and the No. 4 Illini rallied late to beat reeling No. 7 Ohio State 73-68.

"They gave me different options of masks to wear, and I thought this was the best mask for me," he said of the protective covering over his broken nose and upper face. "I'm into comic books and stuff. I feel like a superhero with a black mask on."

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Leaders
Points: A. Dosunmu21.0
Rebounds: K. Cockburn9.8
Assists: A. Curbelo4.1
FG%: K. Cockburn66.5%
FT%: A. Dosunmu78.0%
3P%: T. Frazier38.8%
Steals: T. Frazier1.4
Blocks: K. Cockburn1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois19-6
5 Iowa19-7
6 West Virginia18-7
7 Ohio State18-7
8 Alabama20-6
9 Houston20-3
10 Villanova16-4
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois19-6
5 Alabama20-6
5 West Virginia18-7
7 Houston20-3
8 Iowa19-7
9 Villanova16-4
10 Ohio State18-7
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
2 Michigan 14-2 19-2
4 Illinois 16-4 20-6
5 Iowa 13-6 19-7
23 Purdue 13-6 18-8
7 Ohio State 12-8 18-8
25 Wisconsin 10-9 16-10
Rutgers 10-10 14-10
Maryland 9-10 15-11
Michigan State 8-11 14-11
Indiana 7-12 12-14
Penn State 6-12 9-13
Minnesota 6-14 13-14
Northwestern 5-13 8-14
Nebraska 3-15 7-18
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.0 (20)
Rebounds: 10.5 (125)
Assists: 16.3 (24)
FG%: 49.9% (10)
FT%: 68.9% (235)
3P%: 38.3% (21)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.5 (125)
Rebounds: 29.8 (6)
Assists: 11.0 (46)
FG%: 40.9% (50)
FT%: 67.8% (56)
3P%: 33.1% (147)
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