Iowa Hawkeyes guard Matt Gatens led his team to a win over Illinois on Thursday. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE

Iowa beats Illinois in B1G Tournament; Spartans take on Hawkeyes on Friday

The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Illinois on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament and now will advance to play Michigan State in the quarterfinals Friday night.

Iowa beat Illinois 64-61 and were led by Matt Gatens’ 20 points. 

Michigan State defeated Iowa 95-61 back on Jan. 19 in East Lansing, the only time the two teams played each other this season.

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