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Wildcats End Illini’s Season In Big Ten Tourney 67-42

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Kennedi Myles fires a jumper over Northwestern's Veronics Burton during Wednesday's 67-42 Wildcats win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam scored 21 points and fifth-seeded Northwestern used a lock-down first half to roll to a 67-42 win over 12th-seeded Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.

The Wildcats limited the Illini to eight points in the first half to take a 30-point lead before coasting into Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup with second-seeded Michigan.

Illinois was 0 for 11 from 3-point range, 3 of 26 overall (11.5%) and had 15 turnovers in the first half.

Pulliam moved into third on Northwestern’s career-scoring list with 1,977.

Kennedi Myles scored 10 points for the Illini.

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