One benefit of so many fouls? Better efficiency numbers.
Here's one of the few times all night there were consecutive possessions with no fouls called:
I'll have more season-to-date info in the morning, but here are this game's efficiency statistics, greatly impacted by the 52 fouls (yes, 52 fouls) whistled by the Ed Hightower-led officiating crew.
This one shouldn't change the Illini's season-to-date stats too much, though it might bump them down a few spots in the offensive PPP rankings.