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Illinois vs Northwestern Wrap - Illinois Wins 62-41

Illinois blew out Northwestern on Sunday, running up the score in a 62-41 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Illinois was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3.5-point spread as a favorite.

Illinois got 18 points from D.J. Richardson and another 13 points from Tracy Abrams. Brandon Paul contributed 5 assists, while D.J. Richardson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Northwestern got 11 points from Reggie Hearn in a losing cause and another 8 points from Tre Demps. Kale Abrahamson contributed 3 assists for them, while Mike Turner had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 29-15 at the break.

Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-33.