Illini Outlast BYU 75-73

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After building a double digit first half lead, Illinois held off BYU 75-73 on Saturday night in Chicago, IL. Tracy Abrams led the Illini scoring with 15 points. Belleville native Malcom Hill added ten points, including a thunderous dunk late in the game. The win is the fifth straight for Illinois, now 9-3 on the season. Their next game is December 21st, right here in St. Louis. They play the annual Braggin’ Rights game against Missouri.