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    Illinois Knocks Off Penn State, 64-59
    Illinois' D.J. Richardson


    Illinois' D.J. Richardson

    Feb. 21, 2013

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - D.J. Richardson finished with 18 points and hit a pair of key free throws late in Illinois' 64-59 win over Penn State.

    The win was the fifth straight for Illinois (20-8, 7-7 Big Ten). But facing a team that hadn't won since late December, it didn't come easy.

    Jermaine Marshall's 3-pointer brought Penn State within 62-59 with 5 seconds left. Richardson then sank a pair of free throws that sealed the win.

    Illinois led 29-20 at the end of a brutal first half.

    The Illini's Brandon Paul entered the game a point shy of 1,500 in his career. It took him almost 17 minutes to get it. He finished with 16.

    Penn State (8-18, 0-14) has lost 14 straight. The Nittany Lions committed 31 fouls and sent the Illini to the line 36 times. They made 23.

    Jermaine Marshall led Penn State with 20 points.

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