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Illinois vs Northwestern Recap - Northwestern Wins 49-43

Northwestern earned a 49-43 victory over Illinois on Sunday, getting 13 points from Drew Crawford at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Northwestern was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as an underdog.

Northwestern got 11 points from JerShon Cobb and another 11 points from Tre Demps. Tre Demps contributed 5 assists, while Drew Crawford cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Illinois got 13 points from Tracy Abrams in a losing cause and another 8 points from Rayvonte Rice. Tracy Abrams contributed 5 assists for them, while Jon Ekey had 9 rebounds.

Northwestern hit the break leading 22-15 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Illinois as they grabbed 40 boards, while Northwestern only had 36.