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Illini Grab Much Needed Win

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - D.J.

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

boards.

Nebraska

was 2 of 14 on 3s and shot 32 percent for the game.

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