Paul grabbed seven rebounds and Egwu pulled down eight boards as the Illini (14-2, 1-1 Big Ten) bounced back from a loss in their first conference game of the season Wednesday at Purdue.
Tracy Abrams had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for Illinois.
Deshaun Thomas scored 24 for Ohio State (11-3, 1-1), which shot 33.3 percent from the field.
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