Illinois is the B1G regular season champion.

The Fighting Illini share the conference championship with Wisconsin following an eventful final weekend in the B1G. Illinois defeated Iowa 74-72 in Champaign, just hours after Wisconsin dropped a 74-73 decision to Nebraska in Madison.

Wisconsin’s loss opened the door for Illinois to share the regular season crown and earn the No. 1 seed in the B1G Tournament this week. Brad Underwood’s squad took advantage.

Kofi Cockburn was unstoppable, scoring 21 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the victory. The Illini also got 15 points from Alfonso Plummer and 14 points and 6 assists from Andre Curbelo off the bench.

Both Illinois and Wisconsin finished the regular season with a 15-5 record in B1G play. The Illini were 22-8 overall for the year.

Illinois narrowly missed out on a B1G regular season title one year ago, finishing second behind Michigan in the win percentage category. The Illini didn’t have to worry about the conference intervening this year, taking care of business on the final Sunday of the regular season.

Now, Illinois heads to Indianapolis for the B1G Tournament, an event it won a year ago. It will look to defend its crown after a few days off. The Fighting Illini won’t play until Friday, earning a double-bye with the top seed.

Illinois will play the winner of Michigan-Indiana in the quarterfinal round.