Tourney Hopes Take a Shot as Illini Falter Late in Iowa City
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois on Wednesday night.
White scored 14 straight points during a key stretch in the second half to give the Hawkeyes (18-10, 9-6 Big Ten) the lead.
Iowa has won three straight games.
Rayvonte Rice scored 20 points to lead Illinois (17-11, 7-8), which made only one field goal in the final five minutes. Ahmad Starks matched a career high with 19 points on five 3-pointers for Illinois.
White hit a career-best three 3-pointers and made 10 of 12 free throws. The senior scored 20 points in the second half -- including all of Iowa's points during a 5 1/2-minute stretch.
Jarrod Uthoff added six points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes.