(D.J. Richardson scored 18 points with eight rebounds to lead Illinois past Northwestern, 62-41. Tracy Abrams added 13 points for the Illini, who moved to 19-and-8 with a 6-and-7 Big Ten record. Reggie Hearn scored 11 points for the Wildcats, who fell to 13-and-13 with a 4-and-9 conference mark. The Illini host Penn State on Thursday while Northwestern welcomes Wisconsin on Wednesday.