Big Ten Tournament - Illinois Falls 80-64 Against Indiana - Game Recap
Indiana earned an 80-64 victory over Illinois on Friday, getting 24 points from Cody Zeller at United Center.
Bettors who backed Indiana were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 10 at sportsbooks.
Christian Watford had 15 points for Indiana and Victor Oladipo chipped in with 12 points. Jordan Hulls had 7 assists for them, while Victor Oladipo was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Illinois got 16 points from Tracy Abrams in a losing cause and another 16 points from Brandon Paul. D.J. Richardson contributed 2 assists for them, while Sam McLaurin had 7 rebounds.
Indiana hit the break leading 35-21 before taking care of business in the second half.
Indiana won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-26.