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Illinois vs Northwestern

Illinois 62, Northwestern 41

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - D.J. Richardson scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 62-41 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night.

Tracy Abrams added 13 points off the bench for the Illini (19-8, 6-7 Big Ten), who have won four straight.

Reggie Hearn led Northwestern with 11 points. The Wildcats (13-13, 4-9) have lost three straight and five of their last six.

Illinois scored the first 16 points of the second half after ending the first half on a 10-0 run. Richardson's layup extended Illinois' lead to 45-15 with 13:53 remaining. James Montgomery scored Northwestern's first points of the half on a layup with 13:26 left.

Northwestern shot 25 percent from the field and Illinois shot 43.6 percent.

Illinois avenged a 68-54 home loss to Northwestern on Jan. 17.

During their winning streak, the Illini have also beaten top-ranked Indiana, then-No. 18 Minnesota and Purdue.

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Scoreboard
Illinois (19-8) «293362
Northwestern (13-13)152641
 
Illinois Fighting Illini
S. McLaurin, F262-52-22226
N. Egwu, C181-32-41054
B. Paul, G322-63-46518
D. Richardson, G308-150-280118
J. Bertrand, G222-30-04044
T. Abrams275-80-034413
T. Griffey213-91-15217
M. Henry90-20-03010
K. Berardini30-00-00000
I. Djimde31-10-01012
M. LaTulip30-20-00000
D. Langford30-00-20000
M. Shaw30-10-02010
Totals 24-558-1539132162
 43.6%53.3% 
Northwestern Wildcats
K. Abrahamson, F322-60-02316
M. Turner, F140-20-07010
T. Demps, G303-111-12118
R. Hearn, G303-115-532311
D. Sobolewski, G280-60-02010
A. Olah210-25-73005
A. Marcotullio193-70-00218
J. Montgomery III141-30-03112
N. Cerina90-00-00010
O. Jimenez30-01-20001
Totals 12-4812-153391041
 25%80% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Michigan15-328-9
Wisconsin12-630-8
Michigan St.12-629-9
Nebraska11-719-13
Ohio St.10-825-10
Iowa9-920-13
Minnesota8-1025-13
Illinois7-1120-15
Indiana7-1117-15
Penn St.6-1216-18
Northwestern6-1214-19
Purdue5-1315-17
 
Other games
PSU 71 Final
MICH 79
OHIOST 49 Final
WISC 71
LOU 59 Final
SFLA 41
ARIZ 68 Final
UTAH 64
MIAMI 45 Final
CLEM 43