Brandon Paul had 19 points and seven
rebounds, leading 11th-ranked Illinois in a 74-55 romp of No. 8 Ohio State at
Nnanna Egwu totaled a career-high 16 points and eight boards for the Fighting
Illini (14-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who rebounded from Wednesday's conference-opening
loss at Purdue with a dominating performance. Tracy Abrams filled the stat
sheet with 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
"I thought our toughness and togetherness was exceptional," Illinois coach
John Groce said.
Deshaun Thomas scored 24 points for Ohio State (11-3, 1-1), which was limited
to 33.3 percent shooting.