Scores

Final

Nebraska 54

(8-7, 0-4 Big Ten)

Illinois 59

(14-3, 3-1 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    1:00 PM ET, January 7, 2012

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    NEB 25 2954
    ILL 22 3759

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: B. Richardson 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Illinois: J. Bertrand 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois 59, Nebraska 54

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Joseph Bertrand scored a career-high 25 points and hit the shot that gave Illinois a decisive lead with 53 seconds to play Saturday on the way to a 59-54 victory over Nebraska.

    The Cornhuskers (8-7, 0-4 Big Ten) were looking for their first Big Ten win and were tied 54-54 when Bertrand hitting a running floater that gave Illinois (14-3, 3-1) a 56-54 lead.

    Bertrand made 11 of his 12 shots in his third career start. Brandon Paul added 11 points for the Illini.

    Nebraska led 25-22 at the half and held a 48-45 edge with just under 5 minutes to play.

    Bo Spencer led Nebraska with 13 points. Toney McCray added 12 and Brandon Richardson scored 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    ILL
    Points 54 59
    FG Made-Attempted 18-36 (.500) 23-44 (.523)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 3-11 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 5

    2011-12 Season

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