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Illinois Downs Auburn 81-79 - Match Report

Auburn was burned for 27 points by Tracy Abrams on Saturday as Illinois picked up an 81-79 win at United Center.

Illinois earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 12.5-point spread.

Illinois got 13 points from Brandon Paul and another 8 points from D.J. Richardson. Tracy Abrams contributed 5 assists, while Tracy Abrams cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Auburn got a 21-point performance from Frankie Sullivan, who was supported by 13 points from Rob Chubb. Chris Denson had 4 assists in a losing cause for Auburn, while Allen Payne grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 47-42 at the break.

Auburn won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-31.