Found January 07, 2012 on
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Jan 7, 1:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds
The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Saturday in NCAAB play.
The Fighting Illini currently sports a 13-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7 ATS. The Cornhuskers are 8-6 and 3-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Fighting Illini produce a 7-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cornhuskers have gone 5-4-1 against the number.
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New Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman received good news today when Miami defensive tackle Teko Powell committed to the program. The Illini are in need of depth along the defensive line, and Powell has the skills to help early in his career. He is excited to be joining the program.
The Fighting Illini basketball team pulled out a close 59-54 victory over Nebraska at the Assembly Hall Saturday afternoon. But not before the Cornhuskers put a major scare into Illini Nation. Joe Bertrand was the hero for the Illini, scoring 25 points to keep them in the game when others were struggling.
No. 7 Illinois won seven of 10 bouts and Mario Gonzalez added a big win with a pin in 1:55 in the Fighting Illini's first of three bouts this weekend as the Orange and Blue moved past Purdue, 24-9, at Holloway Gym.
The Fighting Illini basketball team sees fresh faces Saturday as Nebraska visits the Assembly Hall for the first time as a Big 10 conference member. The Cornhuskers have yet to win a league game in three tries, but they have the advantage of being relatively unknown to the Illini. A big, supportive crowd can help the Illini gain their third win of the young season.
The Fighting Illini men's tennis team checked in at No. 17 in the first Campbell/ITA rankings of the season, while senior Dennis Nevolo earned a career-high No. 2 ranking in singles.
Joseph Bertrand scored a career-high 25 points and hit the shot that gave Illinois a decisive lead with 53 seconds to play Saturday on the way to a 59-54 victory over Nebraska.
Joseph Bertrand scored 17 of his career-high 25 points in the second half, as Illinois rallied for a 59-54 victory over Nebraska Saturday afternoon.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hoping to grasp some momentum early in Big Ten play, Illinois doesn’t want to chance Saturday’s home game against Nebraska without leading scorer D.J. Richardson.
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois guard D.J. Richardson participated in pregame warmups wearing a wrap around his injured right wrist but will not start at Assembly Hall against Nebraska.