Scores

Final

Iowa 54

(15-14, 7-9 Big Ten)

Illinois 65

(17-12, 6-10 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    6:00 PM ET, February 26, 2012

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    IOWA 23 3154
    ILL 34 3165

    Top Performers

    Iowa: M. Gatens 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    Illinois: M. Leonard 22 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Illinois 65, Iowa 54

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Meyers Leonard had 22 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as Illinois defeated Iowa 65-54 on Sunday night to end a six-game losing streak.

    The Illini (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) hadn't won in February and had lost nine of 10 since defeating Ohio State in early January.

    Brandon Paul added 17 points and D.J. Richardson scored 12 for Illinois.

    Leonard had 15 points by halftime.

    Matt Gatens powered the Hawkeyes (15-14, 7-9) with 22 points and 5 of 6 shooting from 3-point range. But Gatens was held in check by Paul in the second half, scoring just five points.

    Illinois led 34-23 at the break and weathered a Hawkeye run that closed the gap to 38-34 early in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IOWA
    ILL
    Points 54 65
    FG Made-Attempted 18-49 (.367) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 15-17 (.882)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2011-12 Season

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