Big Ten Tournament - Northwestern Falls 74-69 to Illinois - Recap

Illinois got 26 points from Giorgi Bezhanishvili en route to a 74-69 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday at United Center.

Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the -3.5-point spread as a favorite.

Illinois got 21 points from Trent Frazier and another 11 points from Andres Feliz. Andres Feliz contributed 6 assists, while Andres Feliz cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Northwestern got a 20-point performance from A.J. Turner, who was supported by 17 points from Dererk Pardon. A.J. Turner had 5 assists in a losing cause for Northwestern, while Anthony Gaines grabbed 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-41.