Illinois 35 36 71
Nebraska 23 28 51
Date of game: 1/22/2013

Recap: Nebraska vs. Illinois

Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points as the Illinois Fighting Illini made easy work of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 71-51, in a Big Ten Conference showdown at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Richardson shot 9-of-14 from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range, as Illinois (15-5, 2-4 Big Ten) snapped a season-long three-game losing streak. Brandon Paul added 14 points for the visitors, while Nnanna Egwu grabbed 10 rebounds.

For Nebraska (10-10, 1-6), Dylan Talley scored 16 points and Brandon Ubel logged 10 points and six rebounds. The Cornhuskers have now lost six of their past seven games.

Illinois opened up a 35-23 lead at the half behind 46.9 percent field goal shooting. Nebraska connected on less than 31 percent of its attempts in the opening 20 minutes.

The Illini's field goal efficiency slowed to 42.9 percent in the second half, but they shot 13-of-15 from the foul line and the game was never in doubt.

Illinois held a firm advantage on the boards, 40-28.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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