No. 5 Illinois falls 82-69 to No. 2 Baylor in the Jimmy V Classic as the Bears stifle Ayo Dosunmu

Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu said Wednesday night’s game against Baylor could be a “legacy game” for the Illini, a chance to establish themselves among the nation’s elite. It will be memorable for the Illini, certainly. But perhaps more haunting as they let a potentially program-defining win slip away. The fifth-ranked Illini (3-1) lost 82-69 to No. 2 Baylor (3-0) in a tight defensive battle in the Jimmy V Classic in Indianapolis. The good news for Illinois? It gets another crack at a signature win when the Illini travel to No. 6 Duke on Tuesday. Illinois didn’t get its usual dynamic game from D…

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