Richardson helps Illinois hold off Penn State
CHAMPAIGN – Penn State and Illinois combined for a brutal 52 fouls Thursday night. And 27 turnovers.
All of that was just fine with Illini coach John Groce, who watched his team win a defensive slugging match, 64-59, for the team's fifth straight win in a run that's revived its once-fading NCAA tournament hopes.
The Nittany Lions have lost 14 straight, but you wouldn't know it to watch them Thursday at Illinois (20-8, 7-7 Big Ten), Groce said.
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