Illinois 64, Penn St. 59

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Illinois 64, Penn St. 59
Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

D.J. Richardson started slow Thursday but finished with 18 points and hit a pair of key free throws late in Illinois' ugly 64-59 win over Penn State. The win was the fifth straight for Illinois (20-8, 7-7 Big Ten). But facing a team that hadn't won since late December, it didn't come easy.

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