The Daily Illini

Short-handed Illini basketball can’t run with Gophers

Illinois' Jaylon Tate (1) attempts to save the ball from going out of bounds during the game against Purdue at State Farm Center on Jan. 21, 2015. The Illini won 66-57.

January 25, 2015

Illinois played hard at Minnesota but sputtered in the second half and ran out of gas Saturday afternoon. The Gophers (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten) won their second conference game of the season, 79-71, over an Illinois squad (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten) that had a tough time keeping up due to its depleted roster and limit...