Illinois coach John Groce protests a call by a referee, and receives a technical foul, in the second half of the Illini-Huskers game Tuesday night in Lincoln, Neb.
Illinois' Joseph Bertrand (2) competes for a rebound against Nebraska's Brandon Ubel (13) during the Illini's win over Nebraska Tuesday night in Lincoln, Neb.
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Illinois shed tears during its previous visit to Nebraska. The Illini were all smiles after their 71-51 victory over the Cornhuskers on Tuesday night. D.J. Richardson scored 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois ended a three-game losing streak. "Their effort level was off the charts on the defensive end, maybe as consistent as we've been with our effort defensively in a couple weeks, from start to finish," Illini coach John Groce said.