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Hulls helps Indiana upset No. 20 Illinois

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Indiana guard Victor Oladipo, right, reacts with a fan after Indiana defeated No. 20 Illinois 52-49 in an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings Indiana guard Victor Oladipo, right, reacts with a fan after Indiana defeated No. 20 Illinois 52-49 in an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings
Illinois center Mike Tisdale (54) puts up a shot against Indiana forward Derek Elston during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Indiana won 52-49. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings Illinois center Mike Tisdale (54) puts up a shot against Indiana forward Derek Elston during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Indiana won 52-49. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings
Illinois forward Bill Cole (30) looks to inbound the basketball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Indiana won 52-49. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings Illinois forward Bill Cole (30) looks to inbound the basketball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Indiana won 52-49. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings
Illinois forward Mike Davis (24) shoots over Indiana forward Christian Watford (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings Illinois forward Mike Davis (24) shoots over Indiana forward Christian Watford (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings
Illinois coach Bruce Weber yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Indiana won 52-49. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings Illinois coach Bruce Weber yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Indiana won 52-49. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Darron Cummings

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Jordan Hulls scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and Tom Pritchard's tip-in with 44.2 seconds left helped Indiana upset No. 20 Illinois 52-49 on Thursday night.  

The Hoosiers (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) ended a 19-game losing streak against ranked opponents.  

Mike Davis had 14 points for the Illini (14-7, 4-4), who lost four of five.  

It wasn't easy.  

The Hoosiers didn't score for the first 5:57 of the second half and didn't regain the lead until Hulls' 3-pointer with 7:36 left made it 41-39. His next 3 gave the Hoosiers a 46-42 lead with 5:01 to go, but the Illini scored seven straight points to make it 49-46 with 2:43 left.  

Christian Watford then hit two free throws and Pritchard's tip-in gave Indiana a 50-49 lead. Hulls made two fee throws and Illinois missed two 3s to end it.  

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