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vs. Minn 
L 50-62
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@ Ill 
L 76-81
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vs. OhioSt 
W 68-50
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vs. Purdue 
L 57-70
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@ Ill 
L 69-74
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Illinois rallies late to beat Northwestern 74-69 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) Despite having his big night cut short, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had a good feeling as he watched overtime after fouling out late in regulation.

The freshman center believed in his teammates.

Bezhanishvili scored 26 points, Trent Frazier added 21, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late, and Illinois rallied for a 74-69 overtime victory against Northwestern on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.

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Leaders
Points: V. Law15.0
Rebounds: D. Pardon7.8
Assists: V. Law3.0
FG%: D. Pardon57.1%
FT%: V. Law78.6%
3P%: V. Law33.5%
Steals: V. Law1.0
Blocks: V. Law1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
5 Michigan State 16-4 32-7
13 Purdue 16-4 26-10
8 Michigan 15-5 30-7
21 Wisconsin 14-6 23-11
Maryland 13-7 23-11
Iowa 10-10 23-12
Minnesota 9-11 22-14
Ohio State 8-12 20-15
Indiana 8-12 19-16
Rutgers 7-13 14-17
Penn State 7-13 14-18
Illinois 7-13 12-21
Nebraska 6-14 19-17
Northwestern 4-16 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 65.9 (323)
Rebounds: 8.7 (275)
Assists: 14.1 (118)
FG%: 40.2% (340)
FT%: 73.5% (85)
3P%: 31.3% (316)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.1 (36)
Rebounds: 25.3 (181)
Assists: 13.1 (188)
FG%: 42.0% (89)
FT%: 71.4% (240)
3P%: 29.3% (16)
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