Underclassmen shine on Senior Night & carry #5 Illini past Nebraska, 86-70

By Larry Smith/IlliniGuys.com

It was Senior Night, but the Illinois underclassmen stole the show Thursday night.  Sophomore center Kofi Cockburn scored 24 points, freshman guard Adam Miller added 18, and fellow freshman Andre Curbelo flirted with Illinois' third triple-double this season as the 5th ranked Illini beat visiting Nebraska, 86-70 without Ayo Dosunmu.

The superstar junior sat this one out after suffering a facial injury on a flagrant foul in the loss at Michigan State Tuesday night, but he had to be pleased at the way his teammates rallied and played without him.

Senior Night meant . . .

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