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Illinois Fighting Illini Photos

Illinois Fighting Illini Photos

  1. Hampton Universitys Emmanuel Okoroba (5) pressures Illinois Aaron Cosby (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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    Hampton Universitys Deron Powers (11) drives around Illinois Rayvonte Rice (24) after grabbing a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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  2. Illinois coach John Groce talks to his team in the timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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    Hampton Universitys Quinton Chievous (3) and Illinois Leron Black (12) fight for the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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  3. Illinois Rayvonte Rice (24) lays up a shot between Hampton Universitys Brian Darden (14) and Deron Powers (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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    Illinois Kendrick Nunn (25) tries to steal the ball from Hampton Universitys Dwight Meikle (23) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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  4. Hampton Universitys Deron Powers (11) drives around Illinois Maverick Morgan (22) for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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    Hampton Universitys Emmanuel Okoroba (5) breaks away from Illinois Rayvonte Rice (24) after making a steal in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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  5. Illinois Kendrick Nunn (25) slides on the court on a drive in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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    Hampton Universitys Deron Powers (11) drives around Illinois Rayvonte Rice (24) after grabbing a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. Illinois won 73-55. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

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