No. 12 Illinois edges Auburn

Updated: December 29, 2012

Illinois has yet to regain its shooting touch from beyond the arc, but escaped Chicago with a win due to the aid of the foul line.

Tracy Abrams hit 12 of the Fighting Illini’s 27 made foul shots and finished
with 29 points in No. 12 Illinois’ 81-79 triumph over Auburn.

Abrams added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Illini
(13-1), who shot just 28.6 percent (4-of-14) from three after a porous 25
percent effort (8-of-32) coming off their lone loss of the campaign to
Missouri last Saturday.

Frankie Sullivan sunk five triples and netted 21 points off the bench to lead
the Tigers (5-7), who have dropped six of their last nine contests.