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Illinois vs Nebraska Final: 72-65 - Recap

Illinois earned a 72-65 victory over Nebraska on Saturday, getting 16 points from Tracy Abrams at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Bettors who backed Illinois were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 13.5.

Brandon Paul had 14 points for Illinois and D.J. Richardson chipped in with 13 points. Brandon Paul had 5 assists for them, while Myke Henry was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Nebraska got 23 points from Ray Gallegos in a losing cause and another 20 points from Dylan Talley. Dylan Talley contributed 5 assists for them, while Dylan Talley had 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 35-32 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Illinois as they grabbed 35 boards, while Nebraska only had 26.