|Minnesota vs Illinois Final: 86-75 - Recap|
Minnesota got 18 points from Amir Coffey en route to a 86-75 victory over Illinois on Wednesday at Williams Arena.
Minnesota won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the -7.0-point spread as favorites.
Jordan Murphy had 16 points for Minnesota and Gabe Kalscheur chipped in with 14 points. Amir Coffey had 6 assists for them, while Jordan Murphy was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Illinois got 30 points from Trent Frazier in a losing cause and another 11 points from Andres Feliz. Ayo Dosunmu contributed 4 assists for them, while Ayo Dosunmu had 6 rebounds.
Minnesota was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
Minnesota had a 32-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Purdue. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Nebraska.