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Recap - Illinois Defeats Iowa 78-76

Illinois earned a 78-76 victory over Iowa on Sunday, getting 17 points from Ayo Dosunmu at State Farm Center.

Illinois did not, however, defeat Iowa against the spread, which closed at -4.0 at most sportsbooks.

Illinois got 14 points from Andres Feliz and another 12 points from Kofi Cockburn. Ayo Dosunmu contributed 8 assists, while Kofi Cockburn cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Iowa got a 28-point performance from Luka Garza, who was supported by 14 points from Joe Toussaint. Connor McCaffery had 8 assists in a losing cause for Iowa, while Luka Garza grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

Iowa won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-27.