Illinois 62, Northwestern 41: Notebook

A big reason for Illinois' recent resurgence has been the play of D.J. Richardson. The senior from Peoria has been getting it done on the floor, scoring in double figures for eight straight games thanks to Sunday's 18-point effort. He's averaging 17.2 points in that span.

He's also been a leader in the locker room. Ever since he called the team meeting before the Nebraska game, the Illini have looked like a new team.

"D.J. has been playing great. He's always been that vocal leader and the guy who's made big shots for us," McLaurin said. "It's the final games of his career here and he's wanted to step it up a little bit and help us reach our goals."

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Home: 7-1 | Away: 0-3 | Neutral: 0-0
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Sun, Nov 12Tennessee-MartinW 77-74
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