Friday, March 21, 2014
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Illini take victory over the Boston Terriers

By Jeff Mayfield

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[March 21, 2014]  The Illinois Fighting Illini escaped with a 66-62 opening night NIT victory over the Terriers of Boston University. Good thing we weren't playing them in hockey, as I think they have won four or five national championships! Illinois now advances to play at Clemson on Sunday.

Rayvonte Rice had a huge night and led the way for the Illini, pouring in 28 points.

The Illini were supposed to host that game and virtually all games in their pod (the higher No. 1 seed had already been eliminated) but are not able to because the State Farm Center is under heavy renovation.

The LDN crew was not able to be on hand for this one because of everything going on around here. However, former Lincoln resident Josh Winans served as our East Coast correspondent and sent back a photo. Way to get the big "W," Josh!


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