CHAMPAIGN, Ill, (AP) As Illinois coach Brad Underwood watched Northwestern play his Illini down to the wire, he couldn’t help but feel he was watching his own team from a year ago.
Trent Frazier scored 16 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, and Underwood’s No. 24 Illinois hung on for a 75-71 win over the Wildcats on Saturday.
“Northwestern is young but, boy, are they talented,” Underwood said. “It was very much like watching our team from last year.”