Illini confident despite deficit

Published 03/20 2014 10:50PM

Updated 03/20 2014 11:02PM

BOSTON, MA. -- The Illinois men's basketball team won its 20th game of the season Wednesday night, the fifth time in the last six years that's happened.  But the Illini's 66-62 win over Boston University in the opening round of the NIT, will go down as one of the most dramatic in school history.  Down 17 in the first half, Illinois (20-14) staged the program's second largest come from behind victory.  Junior guard Rayvonte Rice scored a game high 28 points, 20 of them in the second half, to lead the Illini.  Freshman Malcolm Hill added 10 points and eight rebounds in just 20 minutes.

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