STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday.
Last year, the Illini went to the NCAA tournament. They even won a game in the Big Dance.
This Illini season was supposed to be about fresh faces, and if the few Illini veterans don't start playing better, it soon will be.
For 20 minutes, the Illini looked primed for a letdown Saturday, but overcoming periods of poor play is a trait a championship team needs to have. And great defense helps, too.
Simeon Career Academy product Jabari Parker started college career with a bang Friday night, scoring 22 points in Duke’s blowout win over Davidson, setting the stage for his homecoming in Tuesday’