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Senior gives Illini a fighting chance

Brandon Paul is the kind of experienced shooter who can help a team advance

Updated: March 17, 2013, 11:46 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Illinois coach John Groce doesn't preach patience, so it makes sense Brandon Paul wanted his "one shining moment" a week early.

In the first game of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center, Illinois and Minnesota were tied with overtime looming. Paul got the ball in an isolation against Gophers guard Austin Hollins at the top of the key, crossed him over going left and shot a fadeaway 15-footer for the win. The Illinois bench went nuts. The Illinois fans erupted. Gus Johnson ...

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