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Big Ten Tournament - Minnesota vs Illinois Wrap - Illinois Wins 51-49

Illinois got a 25-point performance from Brandon Paul as they ran past Minnesota 51-49 on Thursday at United Center.

Illinois was an underdog by 3 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Illinois got 6 points from Tracy Abrams and another 6 points from D.J. Richardson. Brandon Paul contributed 2 assists, while Nnanna Egwu cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Minnesota got a 16-point performance from Austin Hollins, who was supported by 13 points from Andre Hollins. Andre Hollins had 3 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Andre Hollins grabbed 8 rebounds.

Illinois led at halftime, 25-16.

Minnesota had a 38-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.