Score: Illinois 64, Penn St. 59
Star(s):Illinois: D. Richardson 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast. PSU: J. Marshall 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl.
Story: Considering Penn State hadn’t won a game since late December, most would have thought that Illinois would have taken an easy win, but the Nittany Lions hung tough with the Illini. Illinois’ top performer, D.J. Richardson got off to a slow start but finished the game with 18 points. With five seconds left, PSU’s Jermaine Marshall made a 3-pointer which brought Penn State within three points with five seconds remaining. But Richardson sunk a pair of free throws that secured Illinois it’s fifth win.