Illini beats Indiana 75-71 in overtime

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Illinois forward Kofi Cockburn (21).
Mizzou Tigers vs. Illinois Illini at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
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It took extra time. but the Fighting Illini ended their long losing streak at Indiana, winning 75-71 on Tuesday night in Bloomington, IN. Trent Frazier led the way with 19 points, including four three pointers. Illinois had lost seven straight games at Indiana before tonight’s victory.

Fouls were the story of this game. 54 fouls were called on the two teams. Three Indiana players fouled out and two Illinois players also collected five fouls, including Ayo Dosunmu.

Kofi Cockburn added 16 points in the contest including a big jam in overtime giving the Illini a 72-68 lead. The win improves Illinois’ record to 12-5 overall and 8-3 in the Big Ten.

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