(KTVI)-No. 12 Illinois topped Auburn 81-79 Saturday night. Tracy Abrams had a career high 29 points, but Brandon Paul had a poor day. He finished with 13 points but was 3-for-12 from the field, including going 0-for-5 beyond the arc.
Illinois is now 13-1. The game was held at the United Center in Chicago, where the Illini has suffered three straight losses.