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|Illinois Out of Big Ten Tournament
|INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Evan Turner scored 12 of his 31 points after regulation Saturday, leading No. 6 Ohio State past Illinois 88-81 in double overtime Saturday for a spot in the final of the Big Ten tournament..
The Big Ten player of the year finished with a triple double -- 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10 turnovers.
The Buckeyes (26-7) won their sixth straight and will play for the title Sunday against No. 6 Purdue or sixth-seeded Minnesota.
Illinois (19-14) was led by Demetri McCamey with 22 points and Mike Davis with 13 points and 18 rebounds. The Illini had two chances to win at the buzzer but failed to get off shots both times.
That gave Turner a chance to dominate the second overtime. After Jon Diebler hit a 3, Turner's back-to-back layups put the Buckeyes up 82-77 with 3:03 to play. Illinois never got another chance to tie the score.
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