CHAMPAIGN Someone had to come away from Assembly Hall without a perfect record Sunday night, and Illinois refusal to let Eastern Kentucky be that team kept their perfect season in tact.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help 10th-ranked Illinois hold off Norfolk State 64-54 on Tuesday night.
The Illini keep winning, and Brandon Paul does, too.
A late flurry from Joseph Bertrand helped Illinois fend off a tough Georgia Tech team, 75-62 on Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN Illinois is not resting on its laurels before its first game as a nationally ranked team under coach John Groce.