Illinois shot 39 free throws. A staggering number for a road team. They made 27 of them in a 66-60 win against Indiana.
The Hoosiers were 10 of 18 from the foul line.
"Certainly the free-throw discrepancy plays a big role in the game. We have to do a better job as a team playing through holds and grabs, we just have to do a better job," IU coach Tom Crean said. "We commit some of them. Our guys have got to learn that even when the foul situation is that way it is and when the bonus situation is the way that it is, we can't go back on our heels. That's so hard for a young team to understand. Tonight I felt the depth crunch a little bit. We did come out and we really competed inside of this game. They deserve credit because they did make plays. They made more in the second half. They made the majority of their free throws."