Illinois gets its revenge against Northwestern

"I thought we were really active, really locked in and really focused," coach John Groce said. "We felt like we got carved up in Game 1. Guys took a little pride in defending better."

Northwestern (13-13, 4-9 Big Ten) endured a painful span of more than nine minutes without scoring as Illinois (19-8, 6-7) used a 26-0 run between the halves to build a 45-15 lead, much to the delight of the Illini fans who made up at least half of the crowd.

The Welsh-Ryan Arena crowd erupted in sympathetic and mocking cheers when James Montgomery III hit a shot that ended a span of 11-plus minutes without a field goal.

Shannon Ryan

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2015-2016 Illini Basketball Schedule

Home: 0-0 | Away: 0-1 | Neutral: 3-3
Record: 3-4 (0-0)
Fri, Nov 13North FloridaL 93-81
Sun, Nov 15North Dakota StateW 80-74
Wed, Nov 18@ProvidenceL 60-59
Sat, Nov 21ChattanoogaL 81-77
Mon, Nov 23Chicago StateW 82-79
Fri, Nov 27UABW 72-58
Sat, Nov 28Iowa StateL 84-73
Wed, Dec 2Notre Dame
(B1G/ACC Challenge)
8:15pm ESPN2
Sat, Dec 5Western Carolina2:00pm ESPN3
Wed, Dec 9Yale7:00pm ESPN3
Sat, Dec 12UIC
(Chicago, IL)
1:00pm ESPN3
Sat, Dec 19South Dakota2:00pm ESPN3
Wed, Dec 23Missouri
(St. Louis, MO)
6:00pm ESPN2
Wed, Dec 30Michigan2:00pm ESPN2
Sun, Jan 3@Ohio State4:00pm BTN
Thu, Jan 7@Michigan State 
Sun, Jan 10Purdue 
Sat, Jan 16Nebraska1:30pm BTN
Tue, Jan 19@Indiana6:00pm ESPN
Sat, Jan 23@Minnesota 
Thu, Jan 28Ohio State8:00pm BTN
Sun, Jan 31Wisconsin6:30pm BTN
Wed, Feb 3@Rutgers5:30pm BTN
Sun, Feb 7Iowa12:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 13@Northwestern7:00pm BTN
Tue, Feb 16Rutgers8:00pm BTN
Sun, Feb 21@Wisconsin 
Thu, Feb 25Indiana8:00pm ESPN/2
Sun, Feb 28Minnesota 
Thu, Mar 3@Maryland6:00pm ESPN/2
Sun, Mar 6@Penn State11:00am BTN
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2015 Illini Football Results

Home: 4-2 | Away: 1-4 | Neutral: 0-1
Record: 5-7 (2-6)
Fri, Sep 4Kent StateW 52-3
Sat, Sep 12Western IllinoisW 44-0
Sat, Sep 19at North CarolinaL 48-14
Sat, Sep 26Middle TennesseeW 27-25
Sat, Oct 3NebraskaW 14-13
Sat, Oct 10at IowaL 29-20
Sat, Oct 24WisconsinL 24-13
Sat, Oct 31at Penn StateL 39-0
Sat, Nov 7at PurdueW 48-14
Sat, Nov 14Ohio StateL 28-3
Sat, Nov 21at MinnesotaL 32-23
Sat, Nov 28NorthwesternL 24-14
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