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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(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.

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(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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basketball fan on 3/8/2014 @ 9:21pm EDT Said:

Do you actually listen to your analyst???? Watching Iowa- Illinois game. Careless who wins. You should call your analyst on the slanted Iowa bias. It’s disgusting to listen to. He makes it sound like Iowa can walk on water. If I was a Illinois fan I would be very displeased with your network. Try to fine someone neutral makes for better listening of game. Click back to ESPN

Sam Roberts on 3/9/2014 @ 8:56am EDT Said:

The unfortunate truth? Analysts for the Big 10 are like referees in the Big 10, paid to do/say what the bosses tell them! I am an Indiana fan, but the call that got the Michigan coach a technical was a blown call. The refereeing in the Big 10 does not condition Big 10 teams for the tourney. 2014 will be just another year the Big 10 does not have a tourney winner!

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