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Rapid Reaction: Illinois, 66, EKU 53

Rapid Reaction: Illinois, 66, EKU 53

A quick look at Illinois' win against Eastern Kentucky Sunday.

CHAMPAIGN - There are only eight undefeated teams left in college basketball after Illinois' 66-53 win Sunday against Eastern Kentucky. A season-best Assembly Hall crowd of 15,029 watched the Illini (12-0) hand the Colonels (9-1) their first loss of the season thanks to 17 points from Brandon Paul and 13 second-half points from Tracy Abrams. It was over when: Tyler Griffey drained a 3 to... Recommended Stories

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In a game between undefeated teams, the Illini led big early but needed a late run to gain control.