Quick hits: Illini can't pull upset against Wolverines, drop fifth straight game

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Quick hits: Illini can't pull upset against Wolverines, drop fifth straight game

What happened

Ayo Dosunmu and a slew of uncharacteristic Michigan turnovers kept Illinois in the game through the first half. Neither happened enough in the second half, as the undefeated Wolverines pulled away for the win.

What it means

It's a mixed bag again. Dosunmu is clearly emerging as a star — making good on all five he was ranked coming out of Morgan Park — but the Illini still can't find a way to win as their losing streak hits five.

What's next

Illinois (4-12, 0-5 Big Ten) gets an open weekend before returning to action next Wednesday at State Farm Center against Minnesota (12-3, 2-2). Maybe the break — and extra practice time — can get the Illini on track.

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