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Nebraska vs Illinois

Illinois 72, Nebraska 65

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska Saturday, 72-65.

The Huskers led 57-55 with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Illini (21-9, 8-8 Big Ten) went on a 7-0 run started by a 3-pointer from D.J. Richardson to go up 62-57. They never trailed again.

Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 16 points. Brandon Paul had 14 and Richardson, Myke Henry and Nnanna Egwu also scored in double figures.

Nebraska (13-16, 4-12) was led by 23 points from Ray Gallegos and 20 by Dylan Talley.

The win helps build Illinois' NCAA tournament case with two regular-seasons games left. The Illini play at Iowa Tuesday and at No. 16 Ohio State March 10.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers
B. Ubel, F403-70-04216
R. Gallegos, G408-191-231023
D. Talley, G407-154-455320
D. Rivers, G353-81-25107
S. Shields, G344-50-15249
B. Parker100-10-00050
J. Tyrance10-00-00010
Totals 25-556-926111465
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Illinois Fighting Illini
T. Griffey, F181-40-02013
S. McLaurin, F80-02-42002
B. Paul, G376-141-235114
D. Richardson, G324-92-231113
J. Bertrand, G221-30-04212
T. Abrams294-116-641216
N. Egwu284-62-250310
M. Henry264-82-291312
K. Berardini00-00-00000
Totals 24-5515-1835101272
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Nebraska4-412-898
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Rutgers2-610-11104
Minnesota2-713-997
Northwestern1-610-10137
 
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