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Nebraska vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Nebraska 65
(13-16, 2-9 away)
Illinois 72
(21-9, 15-5 home)
Venue: Assembly Hall (IL)
5:15PM ET / 2:15PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Nebraska 32 33 65
Illinois 35 37 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Nebraska R Gallegos 23 D Rivers 5 D Talley 5
Illinois T Abrams 16 M Henry 9 B Paul 5

Illinois squared off with Nebraska on Saturday, Mar. 2 and defeated the Cornhuskers 72-65 in Big Ten play. With a record of 2-0, the Fighting Illini remain unbeaten against Nebraska this season. Brandon Paul guided the Fighting Illini and put up 14 points and five assists. Myke Henry had a season-high 12 points and added nine rebounds. For the Cornhuskers, Dylan Talley finished with 20 points and five rebounds. Illinois (21-9, 8-8 Big Ten) gets Iowa (18-10, 7-8 Big Ten) on the road on Tuesday, Mar. 5.

Illinois Game Notes

  • Illinois started 21-9 during the 2006 and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Fighting Illini have won 88 percent of the time this season (14-2) after recording 72 or more total points.
  • Illinois has won 88 percent of the time this season (14-2) when its field goal percentage has been 43.6 percent or better.
  • Illini has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record six or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Illinois has won 75 percent of the time (15-5) when Brandon Paul has 14 points or more and 92 percent of the time (11-1) when D.J. Richardson has three three-pointers or more.
  • This is the 16th game at home this season--Illini has a 5.8 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Tracy Abrams and Brandon Paul) accounted for 41.6 percent of the points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (18) than the starters (14).
  • The bench recorded more points (38) than the starters (34).
  • Tracy Abrams has led the team in scoring in three out of 30 games this season.
  • Brandon Paul has three straight double-digit point games.
  • D.J. Richardson has 11 straight double-digit point games.

Nebraska Game Notes

  • Ray Gallegos accounted for 35.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Ray Gallegos has led the team in scoring nine times in 29 games this season.
  • Shavon Shields has led the team in rebounding seven times in 29 games this season.
  • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Dylan Talley's career.
  • Dylan Talley has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Ray Gallegos's career.
  • Ray Gallegos set a career high with six three-pointers.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Benny Parker.
NEB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Dylan Talley402055213
ARay Gallegos402331110
B+Shavon Shields34952101
BBrandon Ubel40642021
C+David Rivers35751014
-Benny Parker10000000
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABrandon Paul371435011
AMyke Henry261291101
BNnanna Egwu281050000
BD.J. Richardson321331202
BTracy Abrams291641103
CJoseph Bertrand22242012
CSam McLaurin8220000
CTyler Griffey18320000

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