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Postseason NIT - Illinois vs Boston University Recap - Illinois Wins 66-62

Boston University was scorched by Rayvonte Rice for 28 points as Illinois defeated them 66-62 in NCAA action on Wednesday.

Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3-point spread as a favorite.

Illinois got 10 points from Malcolm Hill and another 9 points from Joseph Bertrand. Tracy Abrams contributed 3 assists, while Malcolm Hill cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Boston University got 17 points from D.J. Irving in a losing cause and another 10 points from John Papale. Maurice Watson Jr. contributed 12 assists for them, while Maurice Watson Jr. had 4 rebounds.

Illinois trailed at halftime, 33-24.

Illinois had a 35-23 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.