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Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament

Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament

CHICAGO (AP) — For all the setbacks Michigan endured, it turns out the Wolverines weren't ready to go away without making at least a little more noise. They sure let it out against Illinois. Aubrey Dawkins scored 18 points and Michigan pounded the Fighting Illini 73-55 Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. Central Catholic grad Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman added 15 points and eight rebounds. Zak Irvin scored 14, and the ninth-seeded Wolverines (16-15) advanced in the tournament after dropping eight of 11 games. They will meet No. 6 Wisconsin, the top seed, in the quarterfinals on Friday. "We're not gonna let ourselves slack or be upset about the...

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