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Illinois vs Auburn Final: 81-62 - Recap

Illinois grabbed an 81-62 win over Auburn on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Rayvonte Rice at Philips Arena.

Bettors who backed Illinois were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 8 at sportsbooks.

Illinois got 17 points from Tracy Abrams and another 14 points from Jon Ekey. Tracy Abrams contributed 5 assists, while Tracy Abrams cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Auburn got 23 points from KT Harrell in a losing cause and another 13 points from Tahj Shamsid-Deen. Tahj Shamsid-Deen contributed 4 assists for them, while Asauhn Dixon-Tatum had 8 rebounds.

Illinois hit the break leading 41-17 before taking care of business in the second half.

Illinois had a 27-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.