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Iowa  vs  Illinois  Illinois Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball vs Illinois on 3/1/1980 -

W    75 - 71 

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Head Coach: Lute Olson
Attendance: 13,365


Ronnie Lester capped off a special night with 15 points in a comeback 75-71 victory. Prior to the game, he was honored for his 1,599 career points and many accolades by having his number 12 retired. He also returned from a knee injury earlier in the season, wearing a brace on his right knee. The win helped solidify Iowa's NCAA tournament bid. Mark Smith scored 27 points for the Illini on 10-15 shooting.



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Lute Olson Nadine, I applied for a fifth year of eligibility for your son, but the Big Ten coaches voted, and it was nine to one against. So I guess we're going to have to do this thing [retire his jersey].
-- Lute Olson
Said to Ronnie Lester's mother (Nadine) during his jersey retirement ceremony before the Illinois game.

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