Illinois G Trent Frazier caps strong first half with steal and half-court heave at the buzzer
Illinois headed to the locker room at halftime with a 15-point lead over Minnesota, thanks in large part to the play of Trent Frazier.
The senior guard has been a key player and outside shooter all season long for the Illini. He was also the game-high scorer heading into the break on the road against the Gophers.
At the break, Frazier led all scorers with 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting and 3-for-4 from three-point range. He also added two rebounds, two assists, three steals, and sent Illinois to the break with a dramatic highlight.
In the closing seconds of the half, Minnesota ran an inbounds play and tried to get one final shot. Unfortunately for the Gophers, Frazier intercepted a pass and was able to get off a halfcourt heave just ahead of the buzzer.
The shot was clean, giving Illinois its largest lead of the first half at 15 points:
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