Illini flex their muscle in 90-68 rout of Rutgers to open Big Ten tourney

By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com

Illini fans have spent the week stating their case for who the best team is in the Big Ten this year.  Their favorite team gave an impressive opening statement to back that up Friday night.

Ayo Dosunmu scored 23 points as 3rd ranked Illinois never trailed in a 90-68 rout of Rutgers in the Big Ten quarterfinals.  It's the most lopsided tourney win for the Illini in five years and the most points scored since beating Northwestern 94-65 in 2003.  That was the first time the Illini were a 2-seed - as . . .

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