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Big Ten Tournament - Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Recap - Illinois Wins 82-71

Iowa was scorched by Kofi Cockburn for 26 points as Illinois defeated them 82-71 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Bettors who backed Illinois were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -3.0 at sportsbooks.

Ayo Dosunmu had 18 points for Illinois and Andre Curbelo chipped in with 12 points. Ayo Dosunmu had 9 assists for them, while Da'Monte Williams was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Iowa got 21 points from Luka Garza in a losing cause and another 20 points from Jordan Bohannon. Jordan Bohannon contributed 6 assists for them, while Luka Garza had 12 rebounds.

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

Illinois had a 39-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.