Illinois 64, Norfolk State 54: 'D.J.'s a tough kid'

His upper-shoulder contusion proved playable, and he gave the folks something to cheer about in leading No. 10 Illinois to a 64-54 win Tuesday.

Richardson scored seven straight points during a four-minute stretch with the game in the balance and helped his squad improve to 11-0, a first for the program since the 2005-06 season.

"D.J.'s a tough kid. He wants to compete to win; all these guys do," first-year Illinois coach John Groce said. "That's what they've been about since we've gotten together with them; that's what makes them fun to be around. They play for Illinois; they play for one another."

Marcus Jackson





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DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Sept 2Ball State11:00am BTN
Sat, Sept 9Western Kentucky7:00pm BTN
Fri, Sept 15@USF6:00pm ESPN
Fri, Sept 29Nebraska7:00pm FS1
Sat, Oct 7@Iowa11:00am
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3:00pm
Sat, Oct 28Wisconsin
(Homecoming)
11:00am
Sat, Nov 4@Purdue 
Sat, Nov 11Indiana 
Sat, Nov 18@Ohio State 
Sat, Nov 25Northwestern 
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2017-2018 Illini Basketball Schedule

DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 10Southern 
Sun, Nov 12Tennessee-Martin 
Fri, Nov 17DePaul 
Sun, Nov 19Marshall 
Wed, Nov 22Augustana 
Fri, Nov 24North Carolina Central 
Tue, Nov 28@Wake Forest 
Wed, Dec 6Austin Peay 
Sat, Dec 9UNLV
(Las Vegas, NV)
 
Wed, Dec 13Longwood  
Sat, Dec 16New Mexico State
(Chicago, IL)
 
Sat, Dec 23Missouri
(St. Louis, MO)
 
Sat, Dec 30Grand Canyon 
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