Illini, ISU Hoops Lose Thursday

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PEORIA, Ill. — The Illini could not hang on to a seven-point halftime lead and lost at Ohio State Thursday.

The Buckeyes scored 41 points in the second half and beat Illinois, 71-63. Illinois hosts Iowa in its regular season finale Sunday.

Illinois State is out of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament after one game. Drake eliminated ISU, 75-65, Thursday in St. Louis.

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