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Rapid Reaction: NW 68, Illinois 54

Rapid Reaction: NW 68, Illinois 54

CHAMPAIGN - A closer look at the Illinois-Northwestern game, a 68-54 win by the Wildcats.

CHAMPAIGN - Illinois lost to Northwestern 68-54 Thursday, dropping it's third straight game and falling to 1-4 in Big Ten play. Brandon Paul paced the Illini with a game-high 21 points and Tracy Abrams added 10. No other Illini player reached double figures. It was over when: The Wildcats pushed the lead back into double figures with less than four minutes to play. The Illini made a charge to... Recommended Stories

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