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Dosunmu scores 24, Illinois beats No. 9 Penn State 62-56

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Ayo Dosunmu felt well enough during warm-ups to return to lineup. That was enough for Illinois against No. 9 Penn State.

Dosunmu, the Fighting Illini's leading scorer who missed the previous game with a knee injury, scored 24 points, and Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.

Standings - Big Ten

Teams W L Pct Conf GB L10 Stk
MD 22 4 .846 12-3 - 9-1 W9
PSU 20 6 .769 10-5 2.0 8-2 L1
Iowa 19 8 .704 10-6 2.5 7-3 W2
MSU 18 9 .667 10-6 2.5 5-5 W1
Ill 17 9 .654 9-6 3.0 6-4 W1
Wisc 16 10 .615 9-6 3.0 6-4 W3
Rut 18 9 .667 9-7 3.5 5-5 L1
Mich 17 9 .654 8-7 4.0 6-4 W4
Ind 17 9 .654 7-8 5.0 4-6 W1
OhSt 17 9 .654 7-8 5.0 6-4 L1
Purd 14 13 .519 7-9 5.5 4-6 L3
Minn 12 13 .480 6-9 6.0 4-6 L3
Nebras 7 19 .269 2-13 10.0 0-10 L11
NW 6 19 .240 1-14 11.0 0-10 L10

Team Leaders

Name Total
PTS Ayo Dosunmu 16.2
REB Kofi Cockburn 8.9
AST Ayo Dosunmu 3.2
ST Trent Frazier 0.9
BLK Kofi Cockburn 1.2
FG% Kofi Cockburn .520
FT% Trent Frazier .855
3PT% Alan Griffin .411
MIN Ayo Dosunmu 33.0
PF Alan Griffin 1.2

Team Rankings

Total Big Ten Rank Div I Rank
PF 72.5 5 134
PA 64.8 7 61
REB 43.5 3 16
FG% .443 8 145
3PTM 5.6 12 316
PF 16.0 6 71
ST/TO 0.4 12 313

Latest Game - Feb 18, 2020

Final 1 2 T
Illinois(17-9) 30 32 62
(9) Penn State(20-6) 26 30 56

PTS REB AST
Ill Nichols (2) Nichols (2) Dosunmu (1)
PSU Wheeler (2) Dread (1) Harrar (1)

Player News

Ayo Dosunmu G: Dosunmu had 24 points (9-15... Feb 19, 11:17AM

Alan Griffin G: Griffin will play off the... Feb 18, 6:14PM

Kofi Cockburn C: Cockburn had 13 points (5-11... Jan 30, 10:42PM

Andres Feliz G: Feliz had 17 points (6-11 FG,... Jan 30, 10:39PM

Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk F: Bosmans-Verdonk (lower leg)... Jan 25, 11:41AM

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Tue, Feb 18 @Penn State W, 62-56 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Feb 15 @Rutgers L, 72-57 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Feb 11 Michigan State L, 70-69 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Feb 7 Maryland L, 75-66 Boxscore Recap
Sun, Feb 2 @Iowa L, 72-65 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Mon, Feb 24 Nebraska 8:00PM EST Preview
Thu, Feb 27 @Northwestern 8:00PM EST Preview
Sun, Mar 1 Indiana 2:00PM EST Preview
Thu, Mar 5 @Ohio State 7:00PM EST Preview
Sun, Mar 8 Iowa 7:00PM EDT Preview