Home Sports Illinois dominates the boards and comes through at the free-throw line to hold off Iowa 87-83 for a 2-0 Big Ten start

Illinois dominates the boards and comes through at the free-throw line to hold off Iowa 87-83 for a 2-0 Big Ten start

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Keegan Murray, the leading scorer in the country coming into the game, went on a personal 10-2 run to get the Hawkeyes within three at 74-71 with 1:33 left, but Alfonso Plummer buried a 3 and knocked down two from the line. Illinois hit 10 of 12 from the line in the final 62 seconds to close out the victory.

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