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Saturday, March 13, 2010
At the half: Illinois 37, Ohio State 31

By Adam Rittenberg

INDIANAPOLIS -- Once again, Illinois is finding its groove at the Big Ten tournament and can cement itself in the NCAA tournament field with 20 more minutes of good basketball. Ohio State needs a sharper second half to remain alive for a No. 1 seed.

Quick thoughts at the halftime break, with Illinois leading, 37-31: