E.J. Liddell burns home-state Illini again

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — E.J. Liddell was maybe the biggest recruit to get away from Illinois coach Brad Underwood. And the Belleville (Ill.) West product proved it again on Saturday.

A year after scoring a season-high 17 points in a win over Illinois, the two-time Illinois Mr. Basketball scored a career-high 26 points and added a team-high seven rebounds to lead No. 21 Ohio State to an 87-81 win at No. 14 Illinois.

Ohio State, which has won three straight games, led for 38 minutes. After a four-game win streak, the Illini (9-5, 5-3 Big Ten) have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Liddell, a career 18.2 percent three-point shooter, made a career-high four 3-pointers, and Ohio State (11-3, 5-3 Big Ten) shot 11 of 21 from beyond the arc, including 7 of 11 during the first half.

Illinois trimmed a 15-point

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Find symmetrical, French design in this ‘soft contemporary’ five-bedroom home in Old Preston Hollow

A combination of French architecture and modern details, the symmetrical design of this Old Preston Hollow home is apparent from the curb.

The home was initially built as a speculative home in 2018 by Barrow Builders Group. Listing agent Gretchen Brasch said the sellers have lived in the home gently, so it still looks new.

Brasch said this property in particular is perfect for those looking to buy a new build because, though it is a few years old, it still has the shine of newness but is completely finished out.

“It’s that best way to buy new construction, because it has that bonus of completion,” she said.

The landscaping has grown in completely. The home has window treatments, and its systems have been checked, It also has some customizations.

At 7,551 square feet, the home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, with a bonus room on the

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