Illini Survive Late Iowa Comeback, Stun Hawkeyes at Big Ten Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points and Malcolm Hill broke a tie with a 16-foot jumper with 1:14 to go Thursday, helping Illinois fend off No. 20 Iowa's frantic comeback for a stunning 68-66 upset in the Big Ten tournament.
The Fighting Illini (15-18) won for only the second time in six games -- this one after allowing the Hawkeyes (21-10) to score 11 straight points in 98 seconds to tie the score at 66 with 1:40 to play.
Hill gave Illinois the lead with his mid-range jumper and the struggling Hawkeyes didn't score again. Illinois faces No. 13 Purdue in Friday's quarterfinals.
Iowa (21-10) was led by Peter Jock, who tied his career high with 29 points before fouling out. Jarrod Uhthoff scored 21 points as the Hawkeyes lost five of their last six.