Illinois' Kofi Cockburn powers home thunderous dunk vs Michigan State
Kofi Cockburn has rocked the rim with a couple of dunks in the first half against Michigan State, including this thunderous putback over Marcus Bingham.
Entering the game, Tom Izzo knew the Illini presented a special challenge. His plan for the lineup was to go with a four-guard set on the floor to try and limit their guard play, but that meant starting 6-foot-8 Julius Marble II against Cockburn.
Marble has since picked up two fouls as Michigan State continues to rotate big men against Cockburn. That included Bingham, who was unable to get the box out on this play.
After corraling the offensive board, Cockburn went up and through Bingham for a massive Jam. Check it out:
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Unfortunately for Cockburn and the Illini, he has been hit with two early fouls and continues to spend a lot of time on the bench during the first half. He has four points and two rebounds, but the Spartans continue to lead with just under two minutes left before halftime.
Can Illinois turn things around, or will Michigan State get a crucial upset win? Catch the action on FS1.