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COL BKB: Illinois 64, Norfolk 54

Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul netted 14 points and D.J. Richardson added 11 Tuesday, helping 10th-ranked Illinois shake off Norfolk State 64-54.

Paul also grabbed eight rebounds and Tracy Abrams added nine points for the Illini (11-0), who remained undefeated after pulling away down the stretch with a 10-3 run.

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Illinois managed to shoot just 35 percent from the field, but dominated the glass with 15 offensive rebounds to provide the difference.

Norfolk State (6-6) was led by Rashid Gaston with 12 points and seven boards.

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