ILLINOIS 61, NORTHWESTERN 41
EVANSTON, Ill. -- D.J. Richardson scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 62-41 victory over Northwestern.
Tracy Abrams added 13 points off the bench for the Illini (19-8, 6-7 Big Ten).
Reggie Hearn led Northwestern with 11 points. The Wildcats (13-13, 4-9) have lost three straight and five of their last six.