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No. 12 Illinois 80, Duquesne 54

November 25, 1999

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Allison Curtin scored 16 points Wednesday night and No. 12 Illinois scored the game’s first 13 points, beating Duquesne 80-54,

Duquesne closed to 24-14 with 5:23 remaining in the first half, but Illinois went on another run and ended the half with a 36-20 lead.

The Dukes closed to 47-31 after a 9-3 run early in the second half, but Illinois pulled away.

Melissa Parker added 11 points for Illinois. LynnDee Howell and Oxana Shetko had nine points each for the Dukes.

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