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Cockburn and Dosunmu lead No. 15 Illinois past Purdue 66-58

Purdue is one of the best rebounding teams in the nation, but Illinois outrebounded the Boilermakers 39-33 in the game.
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Illinois center Kofi Cockburn (21) does to the basket as he is pressured by Purdue's forward Trevion Williams (50) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. β€” Kofi Cockburn scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Ayo Dosunmu scored 12 and No. 15 Illinois beat Purdue 66-58 Saturday night. 

Da’Monte Williams added 12 points for the Fighting Illini in their seventh consecutive Big Ten home win dating back to last season. Andre Curbelo, who leads the conference in assists, had six. 

Brandon Newman scored 14 points and big man Trevion Williams scored 14 points and eight rebounds for the Boilermakers. 

Purdue is one of the best rebounding teams in the nation, but Illinois outrebounded the Boilermakers 39-33 in the game.

Illinois shot 48 percent from the field, while Purdue finished at 39 percent.

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Purdue head coach Matt Painter gives directions from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)