Illinois holds comfortable halftime lead over Iowa in B1G Tournament semifinals
Illinois turned in an outstanding first half vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon.
The Illini hold a 45-37 lead at the break.
Kofi Cockburn was sensational in the first half, producing 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. He also went 4-of-7 from the foul line and recorded four rebounds, one block and one assist.
Ayo Dosunmu was also a big part of Illinois’ success. He scored just six points in the first half, but he also tallied six assists and four rebounds.
For Iowa, the Hawkeyes were led by a three-headed attack of Luka Garza, Jordan Bohannon and Joe Wieskamp. Bohannon and Wieskamp both hit a trio of 3-pointers in the opening half. As a team, Iowa shot 46.2 percent from 3-point range.
The difference in the game so far has come on the offensive glass. Illinois holds a 10-2 advantage in second-chance points.
The winner of this game will face Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game on Sunday.