Illini Use Late Comeback, Dominating Overtime to Drop Wolverines
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Kendrick Nunn scored 21 points and Illinois dominated in overtime Thursday to beat Michigan, 64-52.
The win was the fourth straight for the Illini (17-8, 7-5 Big Ten).
Illinois trailed the Wolverines (13-12, 6-7) much of the night but scored the final seven points of regulation and willed the game to overtime with tough defense.
From there Nunn scored four of Illinois' first six overtime points. The first two gave the Illini their first lead since the first half, 52-50. The second two all but put the game out of reach of the reeling Wolverines, 56-50.
Illinois closed the game on a 21-2 run.
Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice played for the first time since Jan. 3. He had been out with a broken hand and a suspension for a violation of team rules. He scored just 4 points but had a key steal to send the game to overtime.