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Perkins scores career-high 32, Iowa edges Illinois 81-79

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tony Perkins scored 25 of his career-high 32 factors within the second half and Iowa…

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tony Perkins scored 25 of his career-high 32 factors within the second half and Iowa edged Illinois 81-79 on Saturday to snap a five-game shedding streak to the Preventing Illini.

Perkins shot 8 of 11 from the ground and missed simply one in all 16 free-throw makes an attempt, all of them coming within the second half. Kris Murray added 19 factors and Filip Rebraca 13 for Iowa (15-8, 7-5 Large Ten), which gained its third straight and seventh of its final 9.

Matthew Mayer hit 4 3-pointers and scored 21 factors for Illinois (16-7, 7-5), which had a three-game win streak snapped after coming in having gained seven of its final eight. Dain Dainja added 17 factors and 9 rebounds, Jayden Epps had 14 of his 16 within the second half and Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 11 factors.

Payton Sandfort’s 3-pointer snapped a tie with and Murray added a free throw with 29 seconds left. Illinois’ RJ Melendez sank two free throws earlier than Perkins, with 10.1 remaining, making it a three-point edge with a free throw earlier than his solely miss from the road. Illinois raced down the ground however Epps was quick on a 3-point try that Sandfort closed out on. Coleman Hawkins received the offensive rebound and was fouled with 1.1 left. He made the primary free throw earlier than his intentional miss on the second try was grabbed by Iowa’s Connor McCaffery.

Iowa completed 26 of 30 on the line to 18 of 23 for the Illini, who dedicated 14 turnovers. Iowa’s 81 factors hit the Hawkeyes’ season common towards a workforce giving up 63 a sport.

Murray hit a 3-pointer on the first-half buzzer however the Illini led 36-35.

Neither workforce had a double-digit lead. There have been 9 lead modifications and 9 ties.

Illinois hosts Minnesota on Tuesday. Iowa is at top-ranked Purdue on Thursday.


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