Scores

Final

Illinois 71

(16-8, 6-5 Big Ten)

Minnesota 62

(16-8, 5-7 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

9:00 PM ET, February 10, 2011

1 2 T
ILL 30 4171
MINN 29 3362

Top Performers

Illinois: M. Davis 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Minnesota: T. Mbakwe 17 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Bruce Weber shakes up starting lineup in win vs. Minnesota

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Davis had 17 points and nine rebounds and Demetri McCamey scored 17 points in a surprise role off the bench to lead Illinois to a 71-62 victory over Minnesota (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) on Thursday night.

D.J. Richardson added 11 points for the Illini (16-8, 6-5 Big Ten), who outscored Minnesota 23-2 off the bench to snap a four-game road losing streak.

Trevor Mbakwe had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Ralph Sampson III added 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Golden Gophers (16-8, 5-7). Minnesota has lost four straight games, including two at home that have seriously hurt their NCAA tournament resume.

Blake Hoffarber had 15 points, but Minnesota's leading scorer made just 5 of 13 shots and was harassed all night by a determined Illinois defense.

As the clock ticked down, a vocal contingent of Illini fans chanted, "This is our house!"

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILL
MINN
Points 71 62
FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 24-66 (.364)
3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 23-27 (.852) 10-17 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 5

2010-11 Season

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