Scores

Final

Penn State 59

(8-18, 0-14 Big Ten)

Illinois 64

(20-8, 7-7 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

8:15 PM ET, February 21, 2013

State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

1 2 T
PSU 20 3959
ILL 29 3564

Top Performers

Penn State: J. Marshall 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Illinois: D. Richardson 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

Illinois 64, Penn St. 59

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- D.J. Richardson started slow Thursday but finished with 18 points and hit a pair of key free throws late in Illinois' ugly 64-59 win over Penn State.

The win was the fifth straight for Illinois (20-8, 7-7 Big Ten). But facing a team that hadn't won since late December, it didn't come easy.

Jermaine Marshall's 3-pointer brought Penn State within 62-59 with 5 seconds left. Richardson then sank a pair of free throws that sealed the win.

Illinois led 29-20 at the end of a brutal first half.

The Illini's Brandon Paul entered the game a point shy of 1,500 in his career. It took him almost 17 minutes to get it. He finished with 16.

Penn State (8-18, 0-14) has lost 14 straight. The Nittany Lions committed 31 fouls and sent the Illini to the line 36 times. They made 23.

Jermaine Marshall led Penn State with 20 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PSU
ILL
Points 59 64
FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 17-43 (.395)
3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 7-24 (.292)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 23-36 (.639)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 9

2012-13 Season

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