NCAA Basketball

#19 Illinois Fighting Illini (10-5)


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vs. PSU 
W 79-65
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@ MSU 
Postponed
vs. Iowa 
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 PM GMT10:00 PM 北京时间7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST
@ Ind 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET12:00 PM GMT8:00 PM 北京时间5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST
vs. Wisc 
11:30 AM PT12:30 PM MT1:30 PM CT2:30 PM ET7:30 PM GMT3:30 PM 北京时间12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST

No. 7 Iowa meets No. 19 Illinois in battle of bigs

As basketball has become more position-less, a matchup of legitimate back-to-the-basket centers has gone the way of black-and-white TVs or civility in politics.

One might want to refer to Friday night's Big Ten Conference showdown between No. 7 Iowa and No. 19 Illinois in Champaign, Ill., as a blast from the past. With 6-foot-11, 265-pound Hawkeye Luka Garza banging bodies against 7-foot, 285-pound Kofi Cockburn, the paint will be the place to watch.

Garza is the consensus favorite to win national player of the year honors. The senior leads the Big Ten with an average of 26.9 points per game while adding 8.9 rebounds and blocking nearly two shots per game. Garza is scoring efficiently, hitting 61 percent from the field and 75.5 percent at the foul line.

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Leaders
Points: A. Dosunmu21.7
Rebounds: K. Cockburn10.3
Assists: A. Dosunmu4.9
FG%: K. Cockburn70.1%
FT%: A. Dosunmu81.5%
3P%: T. Frazier39.1%
Steals: T. Frazier1.3
Blocks: K. Cockburn1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga15-0
2 Baylor15-0
3 Villanova10-1
4 Michigan13-1
5 Texas11-3
6 Houston13-1
7 Iowa12-3
8 Virginia11-2
9 Alabama14-3
10 Texas Tech11-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga15-0
2 Baylor15-0
3 Villanova10-1
4 Michigan13-1
5 Texas11-3
6 Houston13-1
7 Iowa12-3
8 Alabama14-3
8 Virginia11-2
10 Texas Tech11-5
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
4 Michigan 8-1 13-1
7 Iowa 6-2 12-3
14 Wisconsin 7-3 13-4
19 Illinois 6-3 10-5
13 Ohio State 7-4 13-4
Purdue 6-4 11-6
21 Minnesota 4-5 11-5
Indiana 4-5 9-7
Rutgers 4-6 8-6
Michigan State 2-4 8-4
Maryland 3-7 9-8
Northwestern 3-7 6-8
Penn State 2-6 5-7
Nebraska 0-5 4-8
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 82.9 (17)
Rebounds: 10.5 (138)
Assists: 17.3 (21)
FG%: 50.9% (10)
FT%: 69.0% (215)
3P%: 39.7% (13)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.9 (142)
Rebounds: 29.9 (12)
Assists: 11.1 (59)
FG%: 40.7% (73)
FT%: 67.8% (88)
3P%: 33.6% (200)
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