GAME RECAP

IMPACT PLAYER

Malcolm Hill, Illinois

 

In the absence of center Mike Thorpe once again, the junior stepped up with his fourth double-double of the season and finished with 28 points, nine in overtime.

 

By the numbers

 

16-0 Illinois’ run from the end of regulation to the first 3½ minutes of overtime, going from five points down to 11 ahad.

11 Rebounding differential, in favor of Illinois.

39 Days since the Gophers last won a game, on Dec. 16 against Chicago State.

AMELIA RAYNO