Northwestern 68, No. 23 Illinois 54

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Northwestern 68, No. 23 Illinois 54
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Reggie Hearn scored 20 points and Northwestern built an early lead using 3-point shooting to hand No. 23 Illinois its third straight loss, 68-54 on Thursday night. Illinois has lost five of seven after starting 12-0. The Wildcats (11-7, 2/3 Big Ten) were 8 of 15 from 3-point range but hit five of those shots in the first half to build a 36-21 lead...

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