Video: No. 12 Illinois 75, Indiana 71 – Report and Box Scor

The No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini defeated Indiana 75-71 in overtime on Tuesday evening in Bloomington, Indiana.

Sophomore Kofi Cockburn paced the Illini with a double-double of 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. He leads the NCAA with 12 double-doubles this season. Senior Trent Frazier added a game-high-tying 19 points. Freshman Andre Curbelo (12 points) and junior Ayo Dosunmu (10 points) also contributed double-digit scoring efforts.

The game stayed close throughout with no team leading by more than seven points the whole game. The free throw line was a critical aspect with a combined 66 free throw attempts between the two teams. Illinois made a season-high 24 free throws. 

The Illini defense had a pair of long stretches in the second half which they did not allow the Hoosiers to score a field goal, one for 6:28 and the other lasting 5:54. Illinois was able to force 15 Indiana turnovers in the game.

The first half featured runs for each team. With the Illini leading 17-15 and 12:17 remaining in the half, the Hoosiers went on a 7-0 run over 3:25 to grab a 22-17 lead. Illinois responded shortly after with an 8-0 run over a span of 1:55 to take a 27-24 lead.

Entering halftime, Indiana held a 41-34 lead. The Illini chipped away at that lead early in the second half before both teams went back and forth ultimately resulting in overtime. Illinois outscored Indiana 7-3 in the overtime period.

It is the fifth time in 87 meetings at Indiana that the teams headed to overtime. Illinois improved to 2-3 in those five contests, with their other win coming on Jan. 8, 1949. The Orange and Blue also snapped a seven-game losing streak in Bloomington, securing their first victory since Jan. 9, 2010. 

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Illinois returns to the State Farm Center to take on Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 6. Tip-off is set for 1:30 pm CT on FOX.

No. 12 Illinois 75, Indiana 71, OT

ILLINOIS (12-5)

Cockburn 7-15 2-2 16, Dosunmu 2-11 6-6 10, Frazier 5-11 5-7 19, Miller 1-6 1-2 4, Grandison 2/3 0-0 5, Williams 0-0 4-6 4, Curbelo 3-6 6-9 12, Bezhanishvili 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 22-57 24-32 75.

INDIANA (9-8)

Jackson-Davis 6-18 7-10 19, Thompson 6-9 6-12 18, Durham 2-6 7-8 13, Franklin 4-9 3-4 11, Phinisee 0-2 0-0 0, Galloway 1/3 0-0 2, Lander 2-5 0-0 6, Geronimo 1-1 0-0 2, Leal 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 23-34 71.

Halftime–Indiana 41-34. 3-Point Goals–Illinois 7-19 (Frazier 4-9, Bezhanishvili 1-1, Grandison 1-2, Miller 1-6, Dosunmu 0-1), Indiana 4-8 (Durham 2-2, Lander 2-4, Franklin 0-1, Leal 0-1). Fouled Out–Dosunmu, Bezhanishvili, Franklin, Phinisee, Lander. Rebounds–Illinois 35 (Cockburn 10), Indiana 34 (Jackson-Davis 14). Assists–Illinois 10 (Curbelo 4), Indiana 12 (Galloway 3). Total Fouls–Illinois 26, Indiana 28.

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