Scores

Final

Illinois 57

(16-11, 5-9 Big Ten)

Nebraska 80

(12-13, 4-10 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    5:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

    1 2 T
    ILL 26 3157
    NEB 33 4780

    Top Performers

    Illinois: D. Richardson 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nebraska: B. Spencer 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nebraska 80, Illinois 57

    Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bo Spencer scored 27 points and Nebraska used a 36-4 run to roll over Illinois 80-57 Saturday.

    The Cornhuskers (12-13, 4-10 Big Ten) snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the Illini (16-11, 5-9) to their fifth consecutive loss.

    Joining Spencer in double figures were Caleb Walker with 13 points and Brandon Richardson with 12.

    D.J. Richardson led Illinois with 15 points.

    Nebraska jumped in front with a 17-2 run to close the first half. The Huskers held the Illini without a basket for more than 7 minutes and forced six turnovers.

    The Nebraska spurt continued after intermission. The Huskers outscored Illinois 19-2 to open the second half, going up 52-28 on Mike Fox's 3-pointer with 14:33 remaining. Nebraska's biggest lead was 32 on Spencer's layup, which made the score 68-36 with 7 minutes left.

    Nebraska made 56 percent (30 of 54) and outscored Illinois by 10 in the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    NEB
    Points 57 80
    FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 30-54 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 32

    2011-12 Season

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