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No. 13 Illinois edges Western Carolina 72-64

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Illinois' Brandon Paul shoots against Western Carolina's Trey Sumler Tuesday during the first half in Champaign.

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Brandon Paul scored 14 points and No. 13 Illinois earned a 72-64 win over Western Carolina on Tuesday. Western Carolina tied the game at 54-54 with 6:15 left. Illinois guard D.J. Richardson hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for a 62-56 lead. Richardson finished with 13 points.
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