Perkins scores career-high 32, Iowa edges Illinois 81-79

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tony Perkins scored 25 of his career-high 32 points in the second half and Iowa edged Illinois 81-79 to snap a five-game losing streak to the Fighting Illini. Perkins shot 8 of 11 from the floor and missed just one of 16 free-throw attempts. Kris Murray added 19 points and Filip Rebraca 13 for Iowa. Matthew Mayer hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Illinois. Dain Dainja added 17 points and nine rebounds, Jayden Epps had 14 of his 16 in the second half and Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 11 points. Payton Sandfort’s 3-pointer snapped the game's final tie and Murray added a free throw with 29 seconds left.

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