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Paul, Abrams lead No. 10 Illini over E Kentucky

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Illinois' Myke Henry (20) and Nnanna Egwu (32) fight for possession of the ball with Eastern Kentucky's guard Tarius Johnson (34) in the second half at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., Sunday. Illinois won 66-53.

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Brandon Paul scored 17 points, Tracy Abrams added 13 and No. 10 Illinois pulled away late to remain unbeaten with a 66-53 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday night. In a game between undefeated teams, the Illini led by 11 early but needed a late 12-2 run to gain control and help John Groce become only the second coach in Illinois history to win his first 12 games.
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