The Northerner

Hill too large as NKU falls short at Illinois

Northern Kentucky's guard Lavone Holland II (30) splits Illinois' forward Michael Finke (43) and Illinois' guard Jaylon Tate (1) as he drives to the basket during their NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz)

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 13, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois -- After trailing by as many as eight in the first half, Big Ten member Illinois rallied in the second half Sunday to defeat the NKU men's basketball team 79-64. A strong start propelled the Norse (1-1) to a 32-24 lead with 3:27 left in the first half. Illinois (2-0) trimmed the defic...

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