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Feliz scores 26 as Illinois beats Northwestern 81-76


Andres Feliz scored 26 points — 16 of them at the foul line — to help Illinois hand Northwestern its 10th straight loss 81-76 on Sunday night.


Ayo Dosunmu and Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 12 points apiece and Aaron Jordan grabbed 10 rebounds for Illinois (11-18, 7-11 Big Ten).


Trent Frazier hit a 3-pointer 64 seconds in that sparked a 16-2 run and gave Illinois the lead for good.


Illinois hosted Northwestern for just the third time in six seasons, with the last game in State Farm Center being played in 2017.


Northwestern stormed back to within three points when two intentional fouls sent Feliz to the line in the final 27 seconds.


After Northwestern again pulled to within 3 points, Feliz calmly sank two more free throws with 11.5 seconds left to seal the victory.






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