Abrams leads Illinois past Indiana 64-54

Abrams leads Illinois past Indiana 64-54

Abrams leads Illinois past Indiana 64-54

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Tracy Abrams had 25 points to lead ninth-seeded Illinois to a 64-54 win over eight-seed Indiana on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
 
   The Illini (19-13) used runs of 9-0 in the first half and 11-0 in the second half to improve to 6-2 all-time against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament.
 
   The victory sends Illinois into a second-round matchup on Friday with Big Ten regular season champion No. 8 Michigan.
 
   Abrams stymied a late rally by the Hoosiers (17-15) with a 3-pointer and two free throws that turned a late 53-52 Illinois lead into a 58-52 advantage.
 
   Rayvonte Rice added 13 points and Kendrick Nunn scored 10 for the Illini.
 
   Yogi Ferrell led the Hoosiers with 14 points. Will Sheehey added 13 points -- 11 of them in the first half -- and Troy Williams scored 11 for Indiana.

 

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