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Frazier, No. 18 Illinois surge in 2nd half past Indiana

Illinois guard Trent Frazier (1) shoots while over Indiana center Michael Durr (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Bloomington, Ind.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trent Frazier scored 23 points, Kofi Cockburn added 17 and No. 18 Illinois surged in the second half to beat Indiana 74-57.

The Fighting Illini have won four straight overall and the last two on the Hoosiers’ home floor. Illinois is 17-5 overall.

Race Thompson had 13 points and Xavier Johnson added 12 for Indiana, which fell to 16-6.

The Hoosiers got limited minutes from preseason All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis, who once struggled with foul trouble.

Illinois remains atop the Big Ten conference with a 10-2 league record. The Illini will face a tough test Tuesday night when they travel to West Lafayette to play No. 4 Purdue.

 

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