Scores

Final

Illinois 71

(15-5, 2-4 Big Ten)

Nebraska 51

(10-10, 1-6 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

8:30 PM ET, January 22, 2013

Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

1 2 T
ILL 35 3671
NEB 23 2851

Top Performers

Illinois: D. Richardson 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

Nebraska: D. Talley 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Illinois 71, Nebraska 51

Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-51 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.

Illinois (15-5, 2-4 Big Ten) held Nebraska without a field goal for the last 8:51 of the first half and led 35-23 at the break. The Huskers got no closer than six points the rest of the way.

Dylan Talley had 16 points and Brandon Ubel added 10 for the Cornhuskers (10-10, 1-6).

John Groce, in his first year at Illinois, recorded his 100th win in five seasons as a head coach.

The Illini shot 45 percent and committed 14 turnovers, but they had more offensive rebounds (12) than Nebraska had total rebounds (10) in the first half and finished with a 40-28 advantage on the boards.

Nebraska was 2 of 14 on 3s and shot 32 percent for the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILL
NEB
Points 71 51
FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 14-44 (.318)
3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 2-14 (.143)
FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 21-30 (.700)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 22 0

2012-13 Season

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