Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. No. 2 Michigan, Jan. 10, 2019

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. No. 2 Michigan, Jan. 10, 2019

Player of the game

Michigan junior center Jon Teske 

The Wolverines’ big man might not have been their leading scorer, but his impact on the game was telling. Teske finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds, and both his presence (and four blocked shots) swallowed up several Illinois drives. Four assists rounded out his overall solid performance.

Backcourt

Illinois: B-

Michigan: A-

Ayo Dosunmu did all he could to keep Illinois in the game — at least in the first half — and Trent Frazier got going a little, but the Illini couldn’t keep forcing needed Michigan turnovers.

Frontcourt

Illinois: C-

Michigan: A

Giorgi Bezhanishvili was one of three Illini to hit double figures with 15 points, but the Illini big men got outrebounded 38-30 and provided almost zero rim protection.

Bench

Illinois: F

Michigan: C-

The Illini bench was back to not producing much against the Wolverines with just two points apiece from Andres Feliz, Adonis De La Rosa and Da’Monte Williams.

Overall

Illinois: C-

Michigan: B+

It was a typical Illinois performance. Some good like Dosunmu’s 23 points and seven rebounds. Some bad like the disappearing bench and just seven free-throw attempts for the game.

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