B1G Recap: Illinois stuns Iowa, Michigan tops IU
The final weekend of the Big Ten regular season got off to an exciting start Saturday. No. 12 Michigan completed an impressive 15-3 Big Ten championship season with a victory over Indiana, and Illinois upset No. 24 Iowa on Jon Ekey’s last-second triple. Catch up on all the action and video highlights in this post.
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ILLINOIS 66, IOWA 63 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night. Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead the Illini (18-13, 7-11 Big Ten), who notched consecutive road wins against ranked opponents for the first time since 2005. Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble – the Big Ten’s leading scorer – was held to eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. The Hawkeyes (20-11, 9-9) have lost five of their last six games. Ekey’s 30-foot game-winner left only a half-second on the game clock.
MICHIGAN 84, INDIANA 80 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Glenn Robinson III scored 20 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:10 to play, and Jordan Morgan had a double-double in his final home game to help No. 12 Michigan finish off its Big Ten championship season with an 84-80 victory over Indiana on Saturday night. Michigan (23-7 15-3) avenged last year’s defeat in the last game of the regular season.
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