This title came on the same day Rick Pitino was announced as a member of the latest Hall of Fame class.
#7 Wolverines end Illinois’ five-game win streak with 71-58 victory.
Illinois and first-year coach John Groce, whose team has been doomed by cold shooting since mid-December and shot 37.1 percent Sunday, could do little but marvel at the Wolverines.
Illini fall to 2-5 on the season, 0-3 in Big 10 play.
Wolverines favored by at least two touchdowns in Saturday’s matchup.