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Illinois Bracket | Quarterfinals
#3 Dayton def. #1 ILLINOIS, 77-71


Chris Johnson scored 18 points and Dayton used a strong start to beat Illinois 77-71 in an NIT quarterfinal Wednesday night.

Dayton jumped out to a 23-9 lead behind excellent shooting and never let up. The Flyers shot 48.1 percent from the field, including 8 of 18 from three-point range.

Illinois trailed by as many as 16 points before cutting it to four with 18 seconds left.

Johnson was 4-for-11 from the field but 9-of-10 at the foul line.

Demetri McCamey had 13 points and 10 assists for No. 1 seed Illinois (21-15).

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