CHAMPAIGN, Unwell. (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 12 of his 17 factors within the first half, Jayden Epps added 14 factors in his second profession begin and Illinois beat Ohio State 69-60 on Tuesday night time.
Illinois scored six straight factors, spanning halftime, to construct a 38-26 lead early within the second half. Ohio State scored the subsequent 5 factors earlier than Epps opened and closed a 10-0 run with 3-pointers to increase it to 48-31. The Buckeyes would not get nearer than eight factors the remainder of the way in which.
Matthew Mayer had 12 factors and eight rebounds and Coleman Hawkins added 11 factors, 9 rebounds, six assists and three blocks for Illinois (14-6, 5-4 Large Ten), which has gained 5 of its final six video games. Shannon made all 9 of his free-throw makes an attempt, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists.
Illinois ranks third within the nation in blocked photographs at 6.1 per recreation and completed with six in opposition to Ohio State. Illinois shot 41% regardless of making simply 5 of 28 from 3-point vary and Ohio State was 22 of 60 (37%). The Illini outrebounded Ohio State 44-30 and had a 16-1 benefit in fast-break factors.
Brice Sensabaugh scored 14 factors and Justice Sueing added 13 for Ohio State (11-9, 3-6). Sensabaugh was coming off a season-high 27 factors in a win over Iowa on Saturday earlier than being named the convention’s freshman of the week for a fourth time this season. Sensabaugh has led the Buckeyes in scoring in 11 consecutive video games.
Each groups play once more on Saturday. Illinois travels north to face Wisconsin and Ohio State continues its highway journey in opposition to Indiana.
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