Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and Evan Smotrycz added 13, helping No. 22 Michigan remain unbeaten at home with a 70-61 win over Illinois on Sunday.
Trey Burke added 14 points for the Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten), but it was Smotrycz and Hardaway who provided a big lift by shaking off their shooting slumps in the first half. Hardaway entered the game shooting 19% from 3-point range in conference play. Smotrycz wasn't much better at 24%, but they each went 2 for 2 from beyond the arc before halftime.
Brandon Paul led Illinois (16-9, 5-7) with 21 points and Tyler Griffey added 18. The Fighting Illini have lost 6 of 7 and are on the NCAA tournament bubble despite wins over Ohio State and Michigan State.
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