Illinois is still in the mix for the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a 93-85 win at Michigan that advances the Illini to 20-8 overall and 13-5 in conference play.

Illinois led for 38:45 of the 40 minutes. The Illini even had a 15-point lead (74-59) at the 9:32 mark of the second half, but the Wolverines refused to go away. UM got it all the way down to 2 points, making it an 82-80 game with 2:02 left. Illinois responded by going on a 7-0 run, reclaiming the momentum. Trent Frazier delivered the dagger, a 3-pointer to make it 87-80 with under a minute remaining. Frazier had 17 points.

It was one of 10 triples for the Illini. Illinois made 10-of-17 3-pointers, with 8 of those coming in the first half.

It was a tale of 2 halves for Illini scorers. Alfonso Plummer had 23 points in the first half, finishing with 26 total. Kofi Cockburn led all scorers with 27 points, scoring 19 points in the second half.

Heading into the final week of the regular season, Wisconsin leads the B1G at 14-4 in conference play. Illinois and Purdue are each a game back in the standings at 13-5.