Illinois knocks off No. 13 Maryland in New York
Ayo Dosunmu scored 20 points, Tevian Jones had 18 and Illinois beat No. 13 Maryland 78-67 at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday.
Andres Feliz had 15 points, and the Fighting Illini (6-14, 2-7 Big Ten) snapped a two-game skid by handing the Terrapins (16-5, 7-3) their second straight conference loss. Illinois beat a ranked Big Ten opponent for the first time since defeating Iowa in the second round of the 2016 conference tournament.
Bruno Fernando led Maryland with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Cowan Jr. had 18 points and Jalen Smith had 11.
The Terrapins led by 11 during the first half, but Illinois pulled within 3430 at the break after Dosunmu scored all the Illini’s points on a 9-2 run.