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Cockburn, Frazier lead No. 25 Illinois over Michigan 68-53

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Illinois' Kofi Cockburn (21) and Michigan's Moussa Diabate vie for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Champaign.

CHAMPAIGN — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois over Michigan 68-53 on Friday night.

Both teams struggled from distance in a foul-plagued first half, combining to go 1 of 20 from 3-point range.

DeVante’ Jones had 17 points for Michigan and pulled the Wolverines within six points with his jumper with 5:16 left. Trent Frazier scored 18 points for Illinois, including 16 in the second half.

Michigan was without star center Hunter Dickinson due to an undisclosed medical issue.

 

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