Iowa vs Illinois

Illinois 65, Iowa 54

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Meyers Leonard had 22 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as Illinois defeated Iowa 65-54 on Sunday night to end a six-game losing streak.

The Illini (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) hadn't won in February and had lost nine of 10 since defeating Ohio State in early January.

Brandon Paul added 17 points and D.J. Richardson scored 12 for Illinois.

Leonard had 15 points by halftime.

Matt Gatens powered the Hawkeyes (15-14, 7-9) with 22 points and 5 of 6 shooting from 3-point range. But Gatens was held in check by Paul in the second half, scoring just five points.

Illinois led 34-23 at the break and weathered a Hawkeye run that closed the gap to 38-34 early in the second half.

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Iowa Hawkeyes
A. White, F323-62-32328
Z. McCabe, F221-52-27044
M. Gatens, G406-115-720322
R. Marble, G384-92-236110
J. Oglesby, G274-100-02049
M. Basabe180-41-23121
B. Cartwright140-30-00210
A. Brommer30-00-01000
E. May30-10-00000
G. Olaseni30-00-01000
Totals 18-4912-1627121754
 36.7%75% 
Illinois Fighting Illini
T. Griffey, F251-60-05242
N. Egwu, C41-10-01022
D. Richardson, G374-122-200212
T. Abrams, G201-61-22303
J. Bertrand, G181-30-03022
M. Leonard367-138-8142122
B. Paul365-94-521317
S. Maniscalco222-20-04405
M. Henry20-00-00000
Totals 22-5215-1735121465
 42.3%88.2% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Indiana15-327-824
Michigan St.13-529-612
Maryland12-627-914
Purdue12-626-915
Iowa12-622-1129
Wisconsin12-622-1343
Ohio St.11-721-1474
Michigan10-823-1357
Northwestern8-1020-12115
Penn St.7-1116-16119
Nebraska6-1216-18165
Illinois5-1315-19149
Minnesota2-168-23257
Rutgers1-177-25294
 
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