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Recap - Illinois Defeats Nebraska 71-51

Recap - Illinois Defeats Nebraska 71-51

Illinois cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Nebraska out of the gym and running up a 71-51 score at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5-point spread as a favorite.

D.J. Richardson had 30 points for Illinois and Brandon Paul chipped in with 14 points. Tracy Abrams had 3 assists for them, while Nnanna Egwu was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Nebraska got 16 points from Dylan Talley in a losing cause and another 10 points from Brandon Ubel. Dylan Talley contributed 2 assists for them, while Brandon Ubel had 6 rebounds.

Illinois hit the break leading 35-23 before taking care of business in the second half.

Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-28.