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Champaign,  IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendrick Nunn led the way with 13 points, 
as  the Illinois  Fighting Illini bested the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 60-49, in a 
Big Ten Conference bout at the State Farm Center. 

Nunn  shot 3-of-4  from beyond  the arc  for Illinois  (16-12, 5-10  Big Ten), 
winners  of two straight. Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill each scored 10 points 
for  the  hosts,  with Rice  adding  nine  rebounds  and  four steals  to  his 
performance. 

For  Nebraska  (16-11, 8-7), which  snapped a five-game winning streak, Terran 
Petteway netted 13 points and Shavon Shields had eight points and nine boards. 

Neither  team shot  greater than 39 percent  from the field in the first half, 
but  Illinois was able to take a 27-24 lead into the break by draining four 3- 
pointers in the opening stanza, compared to zero for Nebraska. 

The  Cornhuskers  took a brief  lead early in the  second half, but the Illin
pieced  together a 12-0 later in the frame to go ahead by 13 with less than 10 
minutes to play, and their advantage was never threatened down the stretch. 

Illinois  forced  the Cornhuskers into 15  turnovers, scoring 24 points off of 
those miscues. 

 
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