Northwestern beats Illinois with big second-half run

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chase Audige scored 21 points and added four steals and Northwestern won for the sixth time in seven games, defeating Illinois 73-60. Northwestern added to what has been its best start in seven seasons. The Wildcats got 15 points from Boo Buie and 13 from Ty Berry. Buie was 2-for-13 from the field but made 11 of 12 free throws. The Wildcats shot 32% for the game and made 7-of-18 3-pointers. Three of those makes were consecutive 3-pointers by Audige, Brooks Barnhizer and Berry that gave them a 47-43 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the second half. The Wildcats would not make a field goal in the final 5:53 but went 13-for-16 from the line to close out the win.

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