Posted February 18, 2013 on
D.J. Richardson led Illinois in points and rebounds against Northwestern -- but it was his defensive play that had Coach John Groce most impressed

Illinois basketball CRUSHES Northwestern by 21, redeeming previous loss

Illinois basketball (19-8, 6-7), erased the second worst blemish on their NCAA Tournament resume by paying back Northwestern Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. On January 17th the Illini never led in a 68-54 defeat. Tonight Illinois basketball responded with a more than convincing 62-41 victory Northwestern (13-13, 4-9) endured a scoring drought of ten minutes which allowed...

NU aims to claim in-state bragging rights

A reeling Northwestern team is set to square off with its in-state rival, the Illinois Fighting Illini, a team which enters Sunday's matchup red hot. However, the Wildcats, even with a run of hard luck, hope to give their foes a tough matchup while aiming to claim bragging rights.

Northwestern finally falls apart

A closely-contested game became out of hand quickly as Illinois used a 26-0 run to dominate Northwestern. In Evanston, the Fighting Illini evened the season series with a 62-41 blowout win over their in-state rivals.

Illinois basketball: Illini roll against Northwestern, start preparation for Penn State

The Illinois Fighting Illini continued their winning ways as they beat Northwestern, 62-41 on Sunday afternoon. Despite shooting only 6-of-20 from outside the 3-point arc, the Illini got revenge on the Wildcats, who beat Illinois 68-54 back on January 17. Northwestern (13-13, 4-9 Big Ten) struggled from the field for most of the game. The Wildcats only made 12 field goals and shot...
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