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Crawford helps Northwestern edge Illinois

Evanston, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Drew Crawford had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead Northwestern to a 49-43 win over 23rd-ranked Illinois at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

JerShon Cobb and Tre Demps both scored 11 for the Wildcats (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Tracy Abrams was the lone Illinois player to reach double figures in points, finishing with 13 on 6-of-15 shooting.

The Fighting Illini (13-4, 2-2), coming off Wednesday's 25-point loss to Wisconsin, couldn't get anything going offensively against their in-state foes and shot a dreadful 28.1 percent from the field.

01/12 22:02:32 ET