CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.
The 7-foot freshman from Jamaica dominated from the opening tip, making two dunks that brought the crowd to its feet.
Ayo Dosunmu added 14 points, Adres Feliz had 13 and Giorgi Bezhanishvili 12 for Illinois (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten).
Jon Teske scored 16 points for Michigan (8-3, 1-1). Eli Brooks and Isaiah Livers each scored 12 points.
With about four minutes left in the game, Cockburn hit a basket and was fouled. While celebrating, he inadvertently hit referee Lewis Garrison in the head and knocked him unconscious. Garrison’s condition was not available, although he did leave the court under his own power. The rest of the game was played with two referees.
(15) Arizona 99, Nebraska-Omaha 49
TUCSON, Ariz. – Josh Green and Chase Jeter had 15 points each, helping Arizona bounce back from its first loss of the season.
The Wildcats (10-1) returned to McKale Center for the first time in 17 days with a dominating performance, jumping on Omaha with a big opening run and keeping their foot on gas. Arizona shot 58%, had 25 assists on 38 field goals and had a 44-20 advantage in the paint.
Arizona suffered its first loss Saturday, fighting back from a shaky first half before losing 63-58 to No. 11 Baylor.
Nico Mannion had 13 points and 11 assists for the Wildcats. Dylan Smith scored all 14 of his points in the first half.
Omaha’s KJ Robinson had 15 points for the Mavericks (5-7).
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