Illini stay perfect in Big 10, beat Michigan, 68-53


Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn (21) shoots over Michigan’s Jaron Faulds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Michael Allio)

Make it a 6-0 start for Illinois in Big Ten Conference play after their 68-53 win over Michigan on Friday night in Champaign. Kofi Cockburn posted another double-double, scoring 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds. He got offensive help from Trent Frazier, 18 points and Alfonso Plummer, 15 points. The win raises the Fighting Illini’s season record to 13-3.

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