Posted February 10, 2013 on illinois.scout.com
MINNEAPOLIS - Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in a 57-53 win over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night.
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