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Purdue vs Illinois Wrap - Illinois Wins 79-59

Illinois blew out Purdue on Wednesday, running up the score in a 79-59 win at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

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

Illinois got 18 points from D.J. Richardson and another 13 points from Tracy Abrams. Tracy Abrams contributed 7 assists, while Joseph Bertrand cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Purdue got 18 points from Terone Johnson in a losing cause and another 10 points from A.J. Hammons. Ronnie Johnson contributed 5 assists for them, while Ronnie Johnson had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 43-29 at the break.

Illinois had a 44-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.