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University  Park,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Paced by  a career-best 19 points 
from  Kendrick Nunn,  the Illinois  Fighting Illini  held off  the Penn  State 
Nittany Lions, 60-55, in a Big Ten Conference bout at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Nunn,  who had never before scored in double figures, shot 4-of-9 from 3-point 
range  for  Illinois (14-10, 3-8 Big  Ten), which snapped a season-long eight- 
game losing streak. Malcolm Hill chipped in 11 points for the visiting squad. 

For  PSU  (12-12. 3-8), losers of  back-to-back games, D.J. Newbill tallied 19 
points  and  six rebounds, while  Tim Frazier netted 11  points but on just 4- 
of-12 shooting from the field. 

Neither team shot greater than 39 percent from the floor in the first half, as 
the teams went into intermission knotted up at 31. 

PSU  held a three-point lead with under 10 minutes to play following a Newbill 
jumper,  but Illinois  finished the game on  an 11-3 run, with Nunn's layup at 
the 5:15 mark proving to be the game-winner. 

The Illini outscored the Nittany Lions at the free-throw line, 15-8.

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