Brandon Paul, Illinois
The Illinois senior, who hit the last-second dagger that buried the Gophers, finished with 25 of Illinois’ 51 points, going 10-for-16 from the field while the rest of the squad went 8-for-40.
By the numbers
28.3 Difference between the Gophers’ first-half shooting percentage (27.3) and their second-half percentage (55.6).
15:48 Time the Gophers played without junior guard Austin Hollins in the first half, after coach Tubby Smith benched him with two fouls.