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#10 Iowa  @  #20 Illinois  Illinois #10 Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball @ #20 Illinois on 1/3/1980 -

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Head Coach: Lute Olson
Attendance: 10,839


Iowa's Kevin Boyle scored 21 points as replacement for the injured Ronnie Lester, and hit 2 free throws with 30 seconds left to put Iowa up 72-69, and the Hawks defended three attempts by Illinois to win the game. Eddie Johnson hit clutch shots for the Illini to make it close, and ended with 22 points. Mark Gannon added 13 points for the Hawks, who moved to 10-0, and won an important conference opener on the road.



Iowa survives late Illini bid - Muscatine Journal


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Lute Olson We're 20 points better with him in there. If we can hang in there three or four weeks, we'll be all right.
-- Lute Olson
Discussing the absence of Ronnie Lester in the game

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