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Final

Iowa 68

(10-18, 3-13 Big Ten)

Illinois 81

(18-11, 8-8 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2011

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    IOWA 31 3768
    ILL 36 4581

    Top Performers

    Iowa: M. Basabe 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Illinois: M. Tisdale 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illini top Iowa, keep NCAA tourney hopes alive

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Mike Tisdale scored 25 points and Illinois kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with an 81-68 win Saturday over struggling Iowa.

    Mike Davis added 20 points and nine rebounds. He was often the catalyst for the Illini (18-11, 8-8 Big Ten) on a night when Iowa, for a while, refused to go away.

    Davis' short bucket with 12:34 to play gave Illinois a 58-43 lead that was too much for the Hawkeyes (10-18, 3-13).

    Illinois led 36-31 at halftime and Iowa closed to within 38-35 early on a basket by Bryce Cartwright. But two free throws by Tisdale after Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery drew a technical and Davis' subsequent basket drained the Hawkeyes.

    Melsahn Basabe led Iowa with 17 points. Jarryd Cole added 15.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IOWA
    ILL
    Points 68 81
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 31-56 (.554)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2010-11 Season

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