Scores

Final

Nebraska 65

(13-16, 4-12 Big Ten)

Illinois 72

(21-9, 8-8 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    5:15 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    NEB 32 3365
    ILL 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: D. Talley 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Illinois: M. Henry 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois 72, Nebraska 65

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska Saturday, 72-65.

    The Huskers led 57-55 with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Illini (21-9, 8-8 Big Ten) went on a 7-0 run started by a 3-pointer from D.J. Richardson to go up 62-57. They never trailed again.

    Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 16 points. Brandon Paul had 14 and Richardson, Myke Henry and Nnanna Egwu also scored in double figures.

    Nebraska (13-16, 4-12) was led by 23 points from Ray Gallegos and 20 by Dylan Talley.

    The win helps build Illinois' NCAA tournament case with two regular-seasons games left. The Illini play at Iowa Tuesday and at No. 16 Ohio State March 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    ILL
    Points 65 72
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 24-55 (.436)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 15-18 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 8

    2012-13 Season

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