Illinois 71, Nebraska 51

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska
Officials - Bo Boroski, D.J. Carstensen, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 9556

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Illinois 35 36 71
Nebraska 23 28 51

Recap


Illinois 71, Nebraska 51:
D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points as the visiting Fightin Illini snapped a three-game losing streak.

Richardson shot 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and 6-of-6 at the foul line while Brandon Paul chipped in 14 points for Illinois (15-5, 2-4 Big Ten). Nnanna Egwu logged eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

Dylan Talley led Nebraska (10-10, 1-6) with 16 points. Brandon Ubel added 10 for the Cornhuskers, who shot 31.8 percent from the field and 2-for-14 from 3-point range.

The Fighting Illini ran out to a 15-4 lead 7:49 into regulation behind back-to-back deep balls from Richardson and a three-point play by Joseph Bertrand. Illinois closed the first half on a 9-2 run to take a 35-23 lead into halftime.

Four straight points by Ubel and an Andre Almeida free throw pulled Nebraska within 37-30 3:35 into the second half before Richardson made a 3-pointer and a jumper to push the lead back to 12. An Almeida dunk with 13:09 left cut the Cornhuskers' deficit to 44-38, but after Paul scored five straight points, Nebraska was never able to get closer than seven.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
First-year Illinois coach John Groce earned his 100th career victory. ... The Fighting Illini outrebounded Nebraska 40-28. ... After scoring a career-high 29 points against Penn State on Saturday, Cornhuskers freshman Shavon Shields managed two points.

Illinois Fighting Illini

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Paul 29:00 4-13 0-6 6-8 1 2 3 3 4 1 3 0 14
Tracy Abrams 22:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 2 3 0 0
Sam McLaurin 26:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 1 2 1 0 1 7
D.J. Richardson 36:00 9-14 6-9 6-6 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 30
Nnanna Egwu 28:00 3-6 0-0 2-4 3 7 10 1 4 1 2 2 8
Joseph Bertrand 27:00 3-5 0-1 1-1 3 5 8 1 2 5 2 0 7
Tyler Griffey 17:00 1-6 0-3 0-0 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 0 2
Myke Henry 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Devin Langford 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Shaw 2:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Kevin Berardini 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mike LaTulip 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ibby Djimde 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-53 7-22 16-21 13 25 38 12 24 10 14 3 71
  45.3% 31.8% 76.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ray Gallegos 37:00 2-8 1-7 0-0 0 4 4 2 1 2 0 2 5
Brandon Ubel 31:00 4-11 0-1 2-2 3 3 6 0 4 0 2 0 10
Shavon Shields 21:00 0-2 0-0 2-6 1 3 4 0 5 1 2 0 2
David Rivers 21:00 2-4 0-1 1-3 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 5
Dylan Talley 32:00 4-11 1-4 7-7 0 2 2 2 1 1 4 0 16
Andre Almeida 13:00 1-2 0-0 2-4 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 4
Benny Parker 16:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2
Jordan Tyrance 17:00 1-2 0-1 2-2 2 0 2 0 4 1 2 0 4
Max Ritchie 3:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sergej Vucetic 3:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Menke 3:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Kye Kurkowski 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 14-44 2-14 21-30 9 18 27 5 18 6 14 2 51
  31.8% 14.3% 70.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14