Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga 73-66 on Saturday and into the round of 16.
In honor of the Illini’s long-running UC series, here are the five most memorable non-conference games that Illinois has played at the United Center.
Meyers Leonard scored 21 points and helped Illinois hold No. 19 Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre to two second-half points Saturday in an 82-75 upset.
Notre Dame was dealt a tough hand when senior forward Tim Abromaitis went down with a season-ending injury at a practice on Nov. 25. Now the Irish are forced to take it one game at a time with its young roster.
Notre Dame is off to a great start with their now 9-1 record. Gonzanga made a strong push during the second half, but the Irish continued to out-score the Bulldogs.
Illinois out-shot the Bulldogs in both halves of the game Saturday, launching a barrage of three-pointers for the 73-61 victory.