INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam scored 21 points and fifth-seeded Northwestern used a lock-down first half to roll to a 67-42 win over 12th-seeded Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.
The Wildcats limited the Illini to eight points in the first half to take a 30-point lead before coasting into Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup with second-seeded Michigan.
Illinois was 0 for 11 from 3-point range, 3 of 26 overall (11.5%) and had 15 turnovers in the first half.
Pulliam moved into third on Northwestern’s career-scoring list with 1,977.
Kennedi Myles scored 10 points for the Illini.