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No. 17 Illinois rallies late, beats No. 2 Texas 85-78 in OT

Illinois' Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) reacts after scoring and drawing a foul in overtime during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK — Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 12 of his 16 points in overtime, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining, and No. 17 Illinois rallied for an 85-78 victory over second-ranked Texas in the Jimmy V Classic.

Matthew Mayer, who faced Texas several times at Baylor, tied a career-high with 21 points as he made his first seven shots and finished 8 of 10.

Jayden Epps added 11 points, including the final five points of regulation at Madison Square Garden.

Shannon took over in the extra period to help Illinois beat a ranked foe for the second time this season.

Timmy Allen scored a season-high 21 points for previously unbeaten Texas.


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