Men's Basketball
Illinois Advances To Semifinals With 60-50 Win Over Michigan

 
Michigan guard Manny Harris (3) and Jeff Jordan battle for a rebound in the first half. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Michigan guard Manny Harris (3) and Jeff Jordan battle for a rebound in the first half. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
 

March 13, 2009

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) - Mike Davis finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, leading second-seeded Illinois past Michigan 60-50 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday.

Davis provided a steadying influence for the Fighting Illini (24-8), who were playing without starting guard Chester Frazier because of a hand injury.

Illinois faces either third-seeded Purdue or sixth-seeded Penn State in Saturday's semifinals.

The Wolverines (20-13) were led by DeShawn Sims with 15 points. Michigan's leading scorer Manny Harris finished with nine points.

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