Illini remain, hot with road win over Nebraska

Illinois Fighting Illini (2004 - 2013)

LINCOLN—Malcolm Hill scored 19 points and Illinois went on a 3-point shooting spree in the second half in a 73-57 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.Tracy Abrahams added 13 points and Maverick Morgan had 12 for the Illini (17-12, 7-9), who won their third straight road game and for the fourth time in five games overall.Tai Webster had 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Cornhuskers (12-16, 6-10).The Illini, who came into the game 12th in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting in conference games (32.9 percent) made seven of their first eight 3s of the second half to go up 61-44 with 9:15 to play. They finished 13 of 26 from beyond the arc.The Huskers are last in the Big Ten in 3-point defense in conference games (41.3 percent).Hill scored 14 of his 19 points after half. He and Abrams each made four 3-pointers.Illinois led 30-28 at half, and Abrams and Hill hit a couple 3s during a 10-3 spurt that gave the Illini a seven-point lead. Jalen Coleman-Lands’ 3 pushed the lead to 47-37 with 13:41 to play, and the Huskers never got closer.

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