Nebraska 80, Illinois 57
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
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
Nebraska made 56 percent (30 of 54) and outscored Illinois by 10
in the paint.