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3 keys at Illinois

3/1/2012

The No. 16 Michigan basketball team travels to Illinois on Thursday. The Fighting Illini are 6-10 in Big Ten play, but they've picked up some huge wins in conference play at Assembly Hall. In January they beat Michigan State and Ohio State at home, and on Sunday the Illini grabbed a nine-point win over Iowa.

Last season the Wolverines suffered a two-point loss at Assembly Hall after coming back from a 10-point halftime deficit. Here are three keys for Michigan to avoid that fate (and the fates of the Spartans, Buckeyes and Hawkeyes):