03/08 21:56 CST Ekey's 3 lifts Illinois over No. 24 Iowa 66-63
Ekey's 3 lifts Illinois over No. 24 Iowa 66-63
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) --- Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift
Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.
Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead the Illini (18-13, 6-12 Big Ten), who
notched consecutive road wins against ranked opponents for the first time since
Iowa's Roy Devyn Marble --- the Big Ten's leading scorer --- was held to eight
points on 3-of-11 shooting. The Hawkeyes (20-11, 9-9) have lost five of their
last six games.
Ekey's 30-foot game-winner left only a half-second on the game clock. An Iowa
foul with 13.8 seconds left had reset the shot clock and gave Illinois the
Ekey hit another big 3-pointer with 3:03 left to give the Illini a 63-59 lead.
A layup by Marble and Gabe Olaseni's putback with 41 seconds left tied the game
Illinois' Nnanna Egw scored 14 points. Aaron White led Iowa with 12 points.