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Minneapolis,  MN (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Kendrick Nunn  netted  19 points  and 
Nnanna  Egwu posted  a double-double to lead the Illinois Fighting Illini to a 
62-49  victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Big Ten action at Williams 
Arena. 

Egwu  tallied 14  points, 11  rebounds  as well  as four  blocks for  Illinois 
(15-12,  4-10  Big Ten),  which had  lost 10  of its  previous 11 games. Tracy 
Abrams chipped in 13 points and six assists to the winning cause. 

Andre  Hollins finished  with 15  points for  Minnesota (17-10,  6-8). Maurice 
Walker and Austin Hollins each chipped in 10 points. 

It  was  Minnesota that led at  halftime, 27-24, after both teams struggled in 
the  opening frame. The  Golden Gophers shot at a 36.7 percent clip, which was 
slightly better than Illinois' 32 percent showing. 

After  the intermission,  the Illini heated up to 55 percent shooting, as they 
blew past Minnesota, which had only eight field goals in the final 20 minutes. 

Minnesota  lost  despite outscoring Illinois,  24-16, in the paint. The Illin
had the scoring edge from 3-point range (24-12). 

 
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