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Gardner-Webb vs Illinois Recap - Illinois Wins 63-62

Illinois grabbed a 63-62 win over Gardner-Webb on Sunday, behind a 13-point effort from D.J. Richardson at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Illinois earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 17.5-point spread.

Brandon Paul had 13 points for Illinois and Tyler Griffey chipped in with 13 points. Brandon Paul had 4 assists for them, while Brandon Paul was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Gardner-Webb got 16 points from Donta Harper in a losing cause and another 11 points from Tashan Newsome. Tyler Strange contributed 4 assists for them, while Kevin Hartley had 7 rebounds.

Illinois hit the break leading 24-23 before taking care of business in the second half.