Scores

Final

Illinois 68

(12-8, 4-3 Big Ten)

Northwestern 73

(14-5, 3-4 Big Ten)

8:00 PM ET, January 23, 2010

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

1 2 T
ILL 39 2968
NW 36 3773

Top Performers

Illinois: D. Richardson 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

Northwestern: J. Nash 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

Late run helps Northwestern end 11-game skid vs. Illinois

Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Jeremy Nash scored 22 points, John Shurna added 19 and Northwestern went on a run late in the second half to beat Illinois 73-68 Saturday night after dropping 11 straight to the Illini.

Drew Crawford scored 15, and the Wildcats (14-5, 3-4 Big Ten) got a measure of revenge for an overtime loss last month that spoiled their first AP poll appearance in nearly 41 years. They went on a 15-2 run that turned a six-point deficit into a 61-54 lead and hung on from there, sending Illinois to its third straight loss.

Guard D.J. Richardson led the Illini (12-8, 4-3) with 17 points, but the big men were quiet after dominating the Wildcats last month.

Center Mike Tisdale finished with 14 points and six rebounds after lighting up Northwestern for 31 points and 11 boards. Mike Davis, meanwhile, was scoreless after going for 20 and 17 last time.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILL
NW
Points 68 73
FG Made-Attempted 26-47 (.553) 21-52 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 7-28 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 24-32 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 11

2009-10 Season

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