D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points
as the Illinois Fighting Illini made easy work of the Nebraska Cornhuskers,
71-51, in a Big Ten Conference showdown at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Richardson shot 9-of-14 from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range,
as Illinois (15-5, 2-4 Big Ten) snapped a season-long three-game losing
streak. Brandon Paul added 14 points for the visitors, while Nnanna Egwu
grabbed 10 rebounds.
For Nebraska (10-10, 1-6), Dylan Talley scored 16 points and Brandon Ubel
logged 10 points and six rebounds. The Cornhuskers have now lost six of their
past seven games.