National Basketball Association
Illinois 93, Michigan 85
When: 2:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 27, 2022
Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Officials: # Courtney Green, # Bo Boroski, # Bert Smith
Attendance: 12707

Kofi Cockburn scored 27 points to lead No. 15 Illinois to a 93-85 road win over Michigan in a Big Ten game Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Alfonso Plummer scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half, and Trent Frazier added 17 points for Illinois (20-8, 13-5), which moved into a tie for second place in the league standings.

DeVante Jones scored 25 points and Caleb Houstan 21 for Michigan (15-12, 9-8).

Illinois shot 56.7 percent from the field, including 58.8 percent from 3-point range, while Michigan shot 50.9 percent from the field and made 22 of 25 free throws.

Illinois led 82-77 with 2:40 remaining, but Michigan cut the gap to 82-80 on a 3-pointer by Houstan with 2:03 left.

Illinois responded, taking an 84-80 lead with 1:46 left on a basket by Cockburn and then going up 87-80 on a 3-pointer by Trent Frazier as the shot clock was winding down with 45.2 seconds remaining.

Andre Curbelo added two free throws with 33.6 seconds left to give Illinois an 89-80 lead.

Illinois held a 46-38 advantage at halftime, then built a 54-42 lead with 16:44 remaining in the game before Michigan responded with five straight points to make it 54-47 with 15:52 left.

Illinois mounted another run, taking a 64-51 lead with 12:37 remaining on a dunk by Cockburn. The Illini pushed their lead to 15 at 74-59 with 9:32 to go, but Michigan countered with five straight points to stay within striking distance at 74-64 with 8:09 left.

The Wolverines continued to put a dent in the Illinois lead, going on a 7-0 run to make it 76-71 after a 3-pointer by Jones with 6:32 remaining.

Illinois responded, answering with five straight points to lead 81-71 with 4:49 left, but Michigan scored six straight to make it 81-77 with 3:12 to play.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Illinois   Michigan
Kofi Cockburn 27 Scoring DeVante' Jones 25
Jacob Grandison 4 Assists DeVante' Jones 10
Kofi Cockburn 7 Rebounds Hunter Dickinson 11
Kofi Cockburn 5 Free Throws Made Caleb Houstan 7
Kofi Cockburn 2 Steals Eli Brooks 2
N/A Blocks Moussa Diabate 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Illinois 93 56.7 10-17 15-25 13 26 0 4 9
Michigan 85 50.9 5-15 22-25 12 25 2 6 11