D.J. Richardson

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Illinois Routs Northwestern 62-41

Illini get revenge for earlier loss to in-state conference rival.


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Illini Win On Buzzer Beater In Hawaii

Illinois tops Hawaii 78-77 to go 3-0.


D.J. Richardson #1 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks to pass while being defended by JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall on February 13, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Purdue defeated Illinois 81-70. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Richardson Helps Illinois Hold Off Lipscomb 79-64

Illinois survived the first half mostly without their 7-foot-1-inch big man, Meyers Leonard. The sophomore sat after picking up his second foul less than two minutes into the game and didn’t return until the second half.


Illinois Orange Crush

Purdue Outlasts Illinois 81-70

Illini lead big in first half, lose grip in 2nd


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No. 23 Illinois Beats Iowa 87-77

D.J. Richardson added 17 for the Illini (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten), who hit 11 of their first 13 tries from 3-point range and shot 66.7 percent.


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