No. 11 Illinois Beats No. 8 Ohio State 74-55
The Illini (14-2, 1-1) led 37-25 at halftime and used a 13-2 run early in the second half to build a 50-27 lead. Illinois used stingy defense to shut down the Buckeyes (11-3, 1-1), who shot just 33 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times. Nnanna Egwu added 16 points for Illinois and Tracy Abrams had 13 points and five assists.
Deshaun Thomas led Ohio State with 24 points.
Illinois came into the game off a stunning 68-61 loss at Purdue and had lost two of its last three.
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