Illinois hangs on for 81-79 victory over Auburn

Illinois ended its United Center slump.

It wasn't without the typical Illini thrill, though.

Illinois gave up a double-digit lead against Auburn but fought off the Tigers' comeback attempt for an 81-79 victory Saturday.

"It was odd," coach John Groce said. "That's the grimiest 80-point game I've ever been a part of. We talked about it with less than four (minutes to play), 'Hey, it's not going to be one of those sexy ones. We have to come together.'"

Shannon Ryan





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