April 13, 2024

CHAMPAIGN — Terrence Shannon Jr. made six free throws as a part of a closing 8-0 run to assist No. 10 Illinois survive a scare from Indiana with a 70-62 victory Saturday.

Indiana tied the sport at 62 with 1 minute, 29 seconds left on a basket by Mackenzie Mgbako, however Illinois held the Hoosiers scoreless to drag out the victory.

Marcus Domask led Illinois (15-5, 6-3 Massive Ten) with 16 factors and 10 rebounds. Luke Goode and Coleman Hawkins every had 11 factors.

Malik Reneau, who scored 21 factors for Indiana (12-8, 4-5), fouled out with 3:02 left. Xavier Johnson had 14 factors and Mgbako had 12 factors.

“We went from an eye-pleasing (additional time) loss (Wednesday) to Northwestern, a minimum of for followers, to a really, very ugly win,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood stated. “However you must win these sort of video games. It’s important to discover a approach and we did.”

The loss was Indiana’s third straight throughout a troublesome stretch of video games towards No. 2 Purdue, then-No. 11 Wisconsin and Illinois.

Indiana performed with out 7-foot middle Ke’el Ware, the workforce’s second-leading scorer and high rebounder, who missed his second straight sport with an ankle harm suffered in apply. The Hoosiers didn’t assist themselves with Ware sidelined, going 0 of 9 on 3-pointers. It was the primary time the Hoosiers didn’t make a 3 in a sport in almost 13 years.

“Apart from not making any 3s and lacking free throws, I assumed we performed a strong sport,” Indiana coach Mike Woodson stated.

The Hoosiers had been 12-for-22 from the free-throw line.

In his third sport again after lacking six due to a university-imposed suspension, Shannon scored 12 factors however was simply 2-for-12 capturing general and 0-for-4 from 3-point vary. He did hit 8 of his 10 free-throw makes an attempt — together with the ultimate six — and added six rebounds.

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Shannon is dealing with a rape cost in Kansas, however he was granted a preliminary injunction by a federal decide on Jan. 19 that compelled Illinois to reinstate him to the workforce.

Illinois is in third place within the Massive Ten, trailing Wisconsin (8-1) and Purdue (7-2).

Indiana: The Hoosiers had been off for seven days following a Jan. 19 loss to Wisconsin. They couldn’t make the most of an Illinois workforce that had simply two days off after its final sport.

Illinois: All eyes had been on Shannon as soon as once more. He performed simply eight minutes within the first half due to foul bother, however got here by means of within the clutch along with his late free throws. He had 16 factors and 4 assists towards Rutgers and 12 factors towards Northwestern in his first two post-suspension video games.

It was a sport of ups and downs for Johnson, one among Indiana’s captains. The injury-plagued level guard scored in double figures however went 2-for-7 from the free-throw line and was slapped with a technical foul on the finish of the primary half for tossing the ball at Hawkins after making a layup. Johnson suffered a damaged foot final season and performed simply 11 video games, and he missed seven video games this season with one other foot harm.

Indiana hosts Iowa on Tuesday.

Illinois visits Ohio State on Tuesday.