MBB: Thursday's Results

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#20/20 ILLINOIS  def. NORTHWESTERN, 88-63
With just over a minute to play in the first half, Illinois was coasting, riding a 44-21 lead. You'd never have known by what Illini coach Bruce Weber shouted from the sideline.

"Come on, don't lose your energy! Don't lose your emotion!"

Moments later, he drove the point home again in the locker room at halftime.

"He put zero-zero on the (chalk) board," forward Mike Davis said.

Weber's message to a team he says doesn't handle success well apparently sunk in, and Northwestern paid the price, falling hard to No. 20 Illinois 88-63. RECAP & BOX SCORE

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