Illinois Just Misses Win Over Michigan

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Published on March 15 2014 1:32 pm
Last Updated on March 15 2014 1:32 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Jordan Morgan's layup with 7.9 seconds left lifted top-seeded Michigan to a 64-63 win over Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Big 10 Tournament Friday.

Michigan improved to 24-7 and will play Ohio State in Saturday's semifinals.

Tracy Abrams and Rayvonte Rice scored 11 points each for the Fighting Illini, who fell to 19-14.  

Illinois head coach John Groce said it was a tough loss, but he's very proud of the way his guys fought.  The Illini lost to the Wolverines by more than 30 points earlier this month.