Illinois 74, Ohio State 55: 'They responded at a high level'

Illinois' 6-foot-4 guard had two ice bags wrapped around his left leg and another on his right knee after his 11th-ranked Illini won for the second time this season against a Top 10 foe.

"I got banged a couple times today, hit the floor," Paul said, while assuring that he's fine.

Paul wasn't the only Illini sacrificing his body Saturday against the Buckeyes. Tyler Griffey jumped on the floor for a loose ball in front of his bench to call a timeout. D.J. Richardson (nine points, four rebounds, three steals) crashed into the scorer's table to save a possession for Illinois (14-2, 1-1 Big Ten).

Marcus Jackson





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2017-2018 Illini Basketball

Home: 9-3 | Away: 0-7 | Neutral: 1-1
Record: 10-11 (0-8)
DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 10SouthernW 102-55
Sun, Nov 12Tennessee-MartinW 77-74
Fri, Nov 17DePaulW 82-73
Sun, Nov 19MarshallW 91-74
Wed, Nov 22AugustanaW 96-62
Fri, Nov 24North Carolina CentralW 86-73
Tue, Nov 28@Wake ForestL 80-73
Fri, Dec 1@NorthwesternL 72-68 OT
Sun, Dec 3MarylandL 92-91 OT
Wed, Dec 6Austin PeayW 64-57
Sat, Dec 9@UNLVL 89-82
Wed, Dec 13LongwoodW 92-45
Sat, Dec 16New Mexico StateL 74-69
Sat, Dec 23MissouriW 70-64
Sat, Dec 30Grand CanyonW 62-58
Wed, Jan 3@MinnesotaL 77-67
Sat, Jan 6@MichiganL 79-69
Thu, Jan 11IowaL 104-97 OT
Mon, Jan 15@NebraskaL 64-63
Fri, Jan 19@WisconsinL 75-50
Mon, Jan 22Michigan StateL 87-74
Wed, Jan 24Indiana8:00pm BTN
Tue, Jan 30Rutgers6:00pm BTN
Sun, Feb 4@Ohio State11:00am FS1
Thu, Feb 8Wisconsin8:00pm BTN
Sun, Feb 11Penn State6:00pm BTN
Wed, Feb 14@Indiana7:30pm BTN
Sun, Feb 18Nebraska2:30pm BTN
Tue, Feb 20@Michigan State6:00pm ESPN/2
Thu, Feb 22Purdue6:00pm FS1
Sun, Feb 25@Rutgers2:00pm BTN
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