Illini Grab Much Needed Win
Richardson scored a career-high 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois
ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-51 victory over Nebraska last night.
Illinois (15-5, 2-4 Big Ten) held Nebraska
without a field goal for the last 8:51 of the first half and led 35-23 at the
break. The Huskers got no closer than six points the rest of the way.
Dylan Talley had 16 points and Brandon
Ubel added 10 for the Cornhuskers (10-10, 1-6).
John Groce, in his first year at Illinois,
recorded his 100th win in five seasons as a head coach.
The Illini shot 45 percent and committed
14 turnovers, but they had more offensive rebounds (12) than Nebraska had total
rebounds (10) in the first half and finished with a 40-28 advantage on the
was 2 of 14 on 3s and shot 32 percent for the game.
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