Scores

Final

Illinois 77

(13-8, 5-3 Big Ten)

Penn State 67

(8-12, 0-8 Big Ten)

    6:30 PM ET, January 27, 2010

    Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    ILL 40 3777
    PSU 33 3467

    Top Performers

    Illinois: D. Richardson 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Penn State: T. Battle 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Richardson, Illinois hold off Penn State's rally

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- D.J. Richardson scored 20 points and Illinois staved off a Penn State rally from a double-digit deficit in a 77-67 win Wednesday night to snap the Illini's three-game losing streak.

    Down 10 early, the Nittany Lions took a 46-42 lead with 15:06 left after David Jackson's layup capped a 12-0 run. Jackson finished with 13 points, while Talor Battle had a team-high 20.

    But a nearly 5-minute Penn State scoring drought gave Illinois (13-8, 5-3 Big Ten) another opening. Despite some choppy play, Mike Davis' jumper and Dominique Keller's buzzer-beating fall-away gave the Illini a 59-53 lead with 4:03 left.

    Demetri McCamey's 3 from 20 feet with the shot clock winding down extended the lead to 10 with 2 minutes to go.

    It was another crushing loss for the Nittany Lions (8-12, 0-8). Their winless streak in conference play is the school's worst Big Ten start since 2003.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    PSU
    Points 77 67
    FG Made-Attempted 25-48 (.521) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 12-22 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 4

    2009-10 Season

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