CHAMPAIGN – Illinois never happened on Sunday in the 81-76 win over Northwestern.
Losing the victory was losing streak through a game for Illinois and Northwestern's loss of wound was expanded on 10 games. Andres Feliz scored 26 season-high points and put five reinstatements, through help and steering.
Ayo Dosunmu and Giorgi Bezhanishvili made 12 points and Trent Frazier was at 11. The Illini (11-18, 7-11) had 15 lead in the first half before allowing Northwestern to be close to three points several times in the second half, including 12.5 seconds left in the game.
Illini who holds
Illinois has Northwestern 77-71 with: 28.1 seconds left. Miller Kopp is going to the Northwestern line after trying a 3 point effort.
Wildcats that are not going away
Illinois Northwestern does not seem to go away, despite a wire wire. Left the lead Illini 72-63 with 3:57. There are 21 points beside Andres Feliz and has four re-meetings and steering. It's 11 to 11 out of the line for free. Ayo Dosunmu has 12 points and Trent Frazier has 11 points.
All about Andres
Illinois Andres Feliz junior, tied to a high season, has 19 points, scoring it against the UNLV earlier this season. Ayo Dosunmu is the only Illini in double figures, and Trent Frazier has 12 points and they have nine. As a result of Illinois 66-56, 7:46 left in the game.
Feliz came into the game at an average of 10.2 points over his last nine games. He made the adaptation to the Big Ten, which you can read about here.
Northwestern right back there
The Wildcats are shooting 59 percent from the field in the second half and Illinois 58-52 runs with 10:24 left in the game. Miller Kopp scored the latest seven-point Northwestern point, which has the total number of points.
Illinois Andres Feliz and Ayo Dosunmu guards are empowered by the team. Feliz has 15 points, with help and three seconds and Dosunmu has 12 points, four rebounds and five help. Kipper Nichols has five points and two rebounds, including a small export on a pass from Frazier Trent, where Nichols was blocked. He held the three-point three-way play.
Wings the wild cats start
Northwestern 6-of-9 is 3 points that emerge in the second half and five points have been turned towards five points of Illinois. Illinois is up 48-43 and 13:59 in the game.
Andres Feliz has 15 points, three rebounds, three steals and three help. It's everywhere on the floor so far.
Halftime resulted for Illini
Illinois started from the start of the game and has a 39-27 lead over Northwestern at Halftime.
Andres Feliz has 11 points and Ayo Dosunmu has nine points. Northwestern is shooting 10 out of 33 from the field and 1-of-13 at 3 points.
Illinois is getting production from all over the court on the way to 33-20 in command of Northwestern with 3:48 remaining in the first half. Northwestern is still struggling to enter an offensive rhythm thanks to the Illinois pressure.
Ayo out to a good start
Ayo Dosunmu has nine high quality points including the scope to beat the shooting clock and resulted in Illinois 26-15 with 7:39 remaining in the first half. Northwestern can not get offenses yet, shooting 4 out of 19 out of the field.
The Illini is pushing the Wildcats in the back of the court, which makes them get more difficult turns and complications. Northwestern is 1 out of 10 at 3 points.
Giorgi asked hook-and-hold
Illinois freshman, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, was called in a way against Dererk Pardon. The dirty came after A.J. Point Turner points to point 3. Pardon meets both free throws to do it, basically, with five points. Northwestern also came to the ball, but Vic Law Jr lost a similar competition.
The Illini pipeline left 19-11 with 11:36 in the first half behind four made three points. Ayo Dosunmu is a point for Illinois and Andres Feliz has five.
Illinois gives early
Northwestern did not have the behaviors in the first four minutes of the game. The Wildcats are 2 out of 9 from the field and resulted in Illinois 8-4 and 15:59 left in the first half.
There are three points for Trent Frazier and Ayo Dosunmu for Illinois. There are four points Northwestern points at Dererk Pardon.
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