Ferrell scores 27, leads No. 18 Indiana past Illinois 74-47
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Yogi Ferrell scored 27 points and No. 18 Indiana used a huge second half to routIllinois 74-47 on Thursday night.
The Big Ten leaders trailed 28-27 at halftime, but Ferrell scored 19 second-half points and Indiana (23-6, 12-3) pulled away from the Illini (12-16, 4-11). Ferrell’s 3-pointer with 7:58 left put the Hoosiers up 56-37.
Nick Zeisloft scored 14 for Indiana, and Thomas Bryant had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Jalen Coleman-Lands led Illinois with 21 points.
The Hoosiers held Illinois’ top two scorers, Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn, to a combined 13 points. Hill entered averaging 18.6 per game, and Nunn 16.4.