Hoosiers Fall In Overtime At Illinois, 83-80
Dec. 31, 2013
Champaign, Illinois - Illinois'Rayvonte Rice hit two free throws with two seconds left in overtime as host Illinois held off Indiana, 83-80, in overtime Tuesday night.
There were 17 ties and 12 lead changes. Illinois led by as many as eight in the first half, while IU gained a seven-point advantage.
Sophomore Kevin Yogi Ferrell led the way for Indiana with a career-high 30 points and made five of the team's season-high 10 three-point field goals. His two free throws with 48 seconds left in regulation forced overtime after both teams missed an opportunity to take the lead in the final seconds.
Freshman Noah Vonleh made his Big Ten debut and had 16 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and two steals. He also made two of three three-point field goal attempts. Senior Evan Gordon had 10 points, senior Will Sheehey had nine points, including a three-pointer at the end of halftime to tie the game at 39-39.
The Hoosiers will be back in action at 2 p.m., Saturday, against Michigan State at Assembly Hall.
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