MSUToday
Published: Feb. 12, 2020

Tillman's late dunk lifts Michigan State past No. 22 Illinois

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Michigan State junior forward Xavier Tillman scored a putback dunk off a missed layup from senior guard Cassius Winston with 6.6 seconds left. The dunk lifted the Spartans over No. 22 Illinois, 70-69, in a Big Ten men's basketball game Tuesday evening at State Farm Arena. 

Freshman guard Rocket Watts led four Spartans in double figures with a career-high 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting, while Tillman added 17 points, 12 rebounds and three assists and sophomore Aaron Henry finished with 13 points and three rebounds.

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