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Illinois Justin Harmon (4) and Michigan's forward Tray Jackson (2) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Justin Harmon (4) and Michigan's forward Will Tschetter (42) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois drumline during a time out in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Justin Harmon (4) and Michigan's forward Terrance Williams II (5) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) and Michigan's guard Nimari Burnett (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois head coach Brad Underwood in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) goes up over Michigan's guard Nimari Burnett (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Marcus Domask (3) and Michigan's guard George Washington III (40) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dain Dainja (42) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dain Dainja (42) and Illinois Justin Harmon (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Sencire Harris (1) on the bench in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois head coach Brad Underwood and Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Max Williams (25) and Michigan's forward Jackson Selvala (34) and Michigan's guard George Washington III (40) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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The Illinois bench explodes with dIllinois Max Williams (25) gets fouled and hits two free throws to score in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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UI quarterback Juice Williams is introduced to the crowd in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) chats with a ref during qa time out in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Ty Rodgers (20) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) rebounds in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Michigan's guard George Washington III (40) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tray Jackson (2) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tray Jackson (2) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) slaps hands in the tunnel with fans as the team heads out to the floor in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33), Illinois Marcus Domask (3) and Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) and Illinois in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) and Illinois Justin Harmon (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Terrance Williams II (5) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Michigan's head coach glares at his bench in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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The Orange Krush trees to stop Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) from getting a free throw in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Marcus Domask (3) And Michigan's forward Terrance Williams II (5) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) goes up for a dunk in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13),Illinois Ty Rodgers (20), Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0), Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Niccolo Moretti (11) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Niccolo Moretti (11) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Michigan's forward Will Tschetter (42), guard Cooper Smith (45) and forward Jackson Selvala (34) leave the court following their loss in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) greets family after a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Michigan at No. 14 Illinois

Illinois vs. Michigan in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

Illinois Justin Harmon (4) and Michigan's forward Tray Jackson (2) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Justin Harmon (4) and Michigan's forward Will Tschetter (42) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois drumline during a time out in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Justin Harmon (4) and Michigan's forward Terrance Williams II (5) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) and Michigan's guard Nimari Burnett (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois head coach Brad Underwood in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) goes up over Michigan's guard Nimari Burnett (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Marcus Domask (3) and Michigan's guard George Washington III (40) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dain Dainja (42) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dain Dainja (42) and Illinois Justin Harmon (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Sencire Harris (1) on the bench in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois head coach Brad Underwood and Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Max Williams (25) and Michigan's forward Jackson Selvala (34) and Michigan's guard George Washington III (40) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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The Illinois bench explodes with dIllinois Max Williams (25) gets fouled and hits two free throws to score in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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UI quarterback Juice Williams is introduced to the crowd in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) chats with a ref during qa time out in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Ty Rodgers (20) and Michigan's forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) rebounds in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Michigan's guard George Washington III (40) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tray Jackson (2) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tray Jackson (2) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) slaps hands in the tunnel with fans as the team heads out to the floor in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33), Illinois Marcus Domask (3) and Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) and Illinois in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) and Illinois Justin Harmon (4) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) and Michigan's forward Terrance Williams II (5) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Michigan's head coach glares at his bench in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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The Orange Krush trees to stop Michigan's forward Tarris Reed Jr. (32) from getting a free throw in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Marcus Domask (3) And Michigan's forward Terrance Williams II (5) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13) goes up for a dunk in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Quincy Guerrier (13),Illinois Ty Rodgers (20), Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0), Illinois Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (2) and Illinois Coleman Hawkins (33) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Niccolo Moretti (11) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Niccolo Moretti (11) in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Michigan's forward Will Tschetter (42), guard Cooper Smith (45) and forward Jackson Selvala (34) leave the court following their loss in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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Illinois Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) greets family after a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

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CHAMPAIGN — The Orange Krush went deep in its bag Tuesday night at State Farm Center.

The loudest section in the sold-out arena hit Michigan with chants of "Where is Dug?" — a jab at Wolverines guard Dug McDaniel, who continues to serve a road-games-only suspension. They reminded Juwan Howard of his lack of success against Illinois with multiple chants of "0-8!" And when fouls drug out the game in the second half they went to "We've got homework!"

There were also two moments of "You've got Krushed!" — one with nearly six minutes to play and the other as the game hit its 97-68 Illinois blowout conclusion.

What else could they do when the game in front of them had become wildly lopsided? When Terrence Shannon Jr. took control late in the first half and turned what had been a single-possession game into a burgeoning blowout.

Michigan had cut what had grown to an 11-point deficit to three with just less than 5 minutes to play in the first half. Then Shannon hit the first of three consecutive three-pointers and scored 15 of Illinois' last 20 points to end the half with an 18-point lead. A lead that became 21 on a three-pointer from Coleman Hawkins just 20 seconds into the second half and was never closer.

Shannon finished Tuesday's rout with a game-high 31 points. An efficient 31 points, too, as he shot 11 of 15 overall, 5 of 8 from the three-point line and smoked Michigan in transition to give the Illini (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten) a 22-8 advantage on fast break points.

It's what Howard had hoped Shannon would do in Ann Arbor, Mich., when he recruited the 6-foot-6 guard out of the transfer portal two offseasons ago. Had him on board, too, Howard made sure to remind everyone after Tuesday's game.

"Very familiar with Terrence Shannon," Howard said. "You're welcome. You're welcome. Terrence Shannon is a guy I recruited who committed to the University of Michigan, as you all are very aware of, and you're welcome. He's played extremely well since he's been here, and I'm so proud of him."

Michigan didn't have to deal with Shannon last month as he was still in the midst of what became a six-game suspension on the heels of his late December arrest on a rape charge in Lawrence, Kan. The Wolverines still lost by 15.

Shannon's presence Tuesday night only made it more one-sided.

"As soon as he catches that ball in transition in stride, like a rocket coming downhill," Michigan forward Olivier Nkamhoua said. "He's going to hit you with that Euro, and if you don't bite, he's going to go through you. As soon as you start backing up, he's athletic enough to just jump to where now you can't take a charge anymore. You're shuffling your feet, and if you stop, it's your foul if he takes off."

Michigan (8-17, 3-11) got to witness several of those moments because of the way Shannon — and Illinois as a team — defended. Getting stops turned into transition opportunities. Ones the Wolverines did not handle well.

"I though Terrence did a great job of warring over ball screens, getting stops and getting out in transition like he always does," Illinois forward Coleman Hawkins said. "He was a great catch-and-shoot guy spacing the floor and handling the ball. I thought Terrence did a a really good job just all around doing a little bit of everything."

Shannon was at the point of that defensive attack with the kind of on-ball defense he flashed early in the season.

"He's a guy that has to want to be that guy," Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. "Terrence is going to score 20 most nights just by being out there. That's his impact on us. Everything starts on the defensive side.

"I took him out in the first half. One possession he stood up, he got back screened and he wasn't ready to play. Get out. If you're not going to be ready to play all the time, I'm not going to play you."

That was a fleeting moment, though. Shannon had the type of defensive intensity Underwood wanted the rest of the game. At least the rest he played, as he headed to the bench with his 31 points with 91/2 minutes still on the clock. An offensive effort that has him at 20 points per game since his return from suspension and averaging 25 points in his last four.

"I don't want to say I had a plan because then I'd be disappointed if it wasn't met," Underwood said about reintegrating Shannon following his suspension. "I'm very impatient. You always want something sooner than it happens, but you're realistic. He was gone for a long time. Coming back, we were in a pretty good groove offensively. It just almost had to happen organically. It had to happen in the right way without any pressure to go do this or go do that."