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Iowa vs Illinois Wrap - Iowa Wins 81-74

Iowa got 17 points from Roy Devyn Marble en route to an 81-74 victory over Illinois on Saturday at State Farm Center.

Bettors who backed Iowa were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5 at sportsbooks.

Iowa got 15 points from Gabriel Olaseni and another 14 points from Aaron White. Mike Gesell contributed 3 assists, while Gabriel Olaseni cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Illinois got 20 points from Joseph Bertrand in a losing cause and another 13 points from Rayvonte Rice. Kendrick Nunn contributed 4 assists for them, while Rayvonte Rice had 9 rebounds.

Iowa led at halftime, 40-36.

The rebound battle favored Iowa as they grabbed 41 boards, while Illinois only had 28.