Illini win in Chapel Hill
The Illinois Fighting Illini made things interesting in the end, but they came away with a 68-64 victory
over the North Carolina Tarheels. With 6:39 to play, the Illini held a 64-50 lead, but were outscored 14-4 the rest of the way, just doing enough to hold on for the win.
The 12th-ranked Illini ended North Carolina's 21-game home winning streak and improved to 6-0 on the season. The Illini had four players score in double figures, led by Dee Brown's 14 points. James Augustine posted his third double-double of the season, grabbing 13 rebounds to go with 13 points.
On his blog, Mark Tupper has a lot of interesting bits of information and said there were heroes galore for the Illini
. His headline sums it up: Real good win in a real tough place