Illinois grabbed a 60-55 win over Penn State on Thursday, behind a 14-point effort from Da’Monte Williams at State Farm Center.
Bettors who backed Illinois were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of -12.5.
Illinois got 11 points from Kofi Cockburn and another 10 points from Trent Frazier. Trent Frazier contributed 4 assists, while Kofi Cockburn cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Penn State got 18 points from Jalen Pickett in a losing cause and another 11 points from Seth Lundy. Jalen Pickett contributed 7 assists for them, while John Harrar had 6 rebounds.
The rebound battle favored Illinois as they grabbed 28 boards, while Penn State only had 27
Next game, Illinois takes its act home to face Iowa looking for another win. For Penn State, they head on the road to face Rutgers.