Scores

Final

Illinois 62

(19-8, 6-7 Big Ten)

Northwestern 41

(13-13, 4-9 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

7:30 PM ET, February 17, 2013

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

1 2 T
ILL 29 3362
NW 15 2641

Top Performers

Illinois: D. Richardson 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

Northwestern: R. Hearn 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Illinois 62, Northwestern 41

Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. -- D.J. Richardson scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 62-41 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night.

Tracy Abrams added 13 points off the bench for the Illini (19-8, 6-7 Big Ten), who have won four straight.

Reggie Hearn led Northwestern with 11 points. The Wildcats (13-13, 4-9) have lost three straight and five of their last six.

Illinois scored the first 16 points of the second half after ending the first half on a 10-0 run. Richardson's layup extended Illinois' lead to 45-15 with 13:53 remaining. James Montgomery scored Northwestern's first points of the half on a layup with 13:26 left.

Northwestern shot 25 percent from the field and Illinois shot 43.6 percent.

Illinois avenged a 68-54 home loss to Northwestern on Jan. 17.

During their winning streak, the Illini have also beaten top-ranked Indiana, then-No. 18 Minnesota and Purdue.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILL
NW
Points 62 41
FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 12-48 (.250)
3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 5-27 (.185)
FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 12-15 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 30 0

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 17, 2013 NW 68, @ILL 54Recap
» Feb 17, 2013 ILL 62, @NW 41Recap

Research Notes

Northwestern went a span of 11 minutes, 53 seconds with no field goals made and 9 minutes, 29 seconds with no points put up on the scoreboard. During the scoreless streak, Illinois went on a 26-0 run. The scoreless streak began when it was 19-15 at 2:37 in the first half, spanning into the second half.

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