Get a sneak peek of the future VI! Try it now
Advertisement
Be Social
VegasInsider.com on Youtube Bet Now
 
Recap: Michigan , Illinois
Date: December 11, 2019 9:00 PM EDT
  

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Kofi Cockburn got Michigan coach Juwan Howardâ??s attention.

Advertisement

The 7-foot Illinois freshman from Jamaica had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.

"He's very strong on the inside,â?쳌 Michigan coach Juwan Howard said. Very physical guy and one of the best offensive rebounders in NCAA basketball."

Cockburn dominated from the opening tip, making two dunks that brought the crowd to its feet.

"I'm really proud of my team, my guys,â?쳌 Illinois coach Brad Underwood. â??As difficult as Saturday was (against Maryland), they proved they can handle themselves. This was Big Ten basketball at its finest. It was a good game, a real smash-mouth basketball game."

Ayo Dosunmu added 14 points, Adres Feliz had 13 and Giorgi Bezhanishvili 12 for Illinois (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten).

"We closed this one out, but it was close, I mean we went from 12 up to four up in the blink of an eye. Underwood said. "We're right there in the conference. It's just going to be that kind of a year."

Jon Teske scored 16 points for Michigan (8-3, 1-1). Eli Brooks and Isaiah Livers each had 12 points.

With about four minutes left in the game, Cockburn hit a basket and was fouled. While celebrating, he inadvertently hit referee Lewis Garrison in the head and knocked him unconscious. Illinois spokesman Derrick Burson said Garrison was cleared on site by our doctors and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

"I'm a really emotional guy,â?쳌 Cockburn said. We've lost the last couple of close games and that just me being passionate, I hit him and I feel bad. I went and told him after the game that I was sorry. He didn't seem mad at me."

BIG PICTURE

Michigan: Struggled offensively against a smothering Illinois defense, shooting 44% from the field and only 17% from 3-point range. The Wolverines were outplayed under the basket, with Illinois scoring 44 points in the paint to Michiganâ??s 26.

Illinois: After close losses to Miami and Maryland, in which the lIlini had the ball and a chance to win both, they showed they could close out a good team.

UP NEXT

Michigan: Hosts No. 10 Oregon on Saturday.

Illinois: Hosts Old Dominion on Saturday.

Copyright 2020 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MICH  +105   +1   144.5 
 ILL  -125   -1   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MICH  87%   66%   54% 
 ILL  13%   34%   46% 
Betting Trends on Amount Wagered
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Dec 11
 
  •  Wisconsin at Rutgers
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Fairleigh Dickinson at St Peters
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Cornell at Colgate
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Dartmouth at Maine
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Yale at Massachusetts
7:00 PM EDT
  •  UNC-Asheville at South Carolina State
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Massachusetts-Lowell at NJ Tech
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Army at Merrimack
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Nebraska-Omaha at Arizona
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Texas-Arling at Houston
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Alabama State at Kansas State
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Arkansas State at Missouri St
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Winthrop at Texas Christian
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Boise State at Tulsa
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Troy at Jacksonville State
8:30 PM EDT
  •  UT Chattanooga at Virginia Tech
8:30 PM EDT
  •  Michigan at Illinois
9:05 PM EDT
  •  Prairie View at Arizona State
10:00 PM EDT
  •  North Dakota St at Northridge
10:00 PM EDT
  •  Fresno State at California
10:00 PM EDT
  •  San Diego at Cal State Fullerton
10:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
Advertisement