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.