Iowa vs Illinois

Illinois 65, Iowa 54


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
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
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ohio St.6-015-422
Michigan St.4-216-330
Penn St.3-413-7117
Other games
Indiana 69 Final
Minn 50
PITT 54 Final
Louisville 57
Wisc 63 Final
Ohio St 60
Florida St 62 Final
Miami-FL 78