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Ekey key to Illinois’ 64-52 victory over Valparaiso

Ekey key to Illinois’ 64-52 victory over Valparaiso

By Johnathan Hettinger

November 14, 2013

As time expired in Illinois’ 64-52 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night, Jon Ekey sat on the Illini bench with a bloody head. He and teammate Rayvonte Rice had bumped heads in the final minutes of a physical game that included 37 fouls and 85 rebounds. Despite being severely undersized, the ...