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POSTERIZED: Illinois’ Kendrick Nunn finishes with authority

Kendrick Nunn, A.J. Hammons

Illinois’ guard Kendrick Nunn (25) lays up a shot against Purdue’s center A.J. Hammons (20) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)




Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn’s had an eventful week, beginning with the birth of his son. Sunday night Nunn made his return to the court after missing the Fighting Illini’s game at No. 5 Michigan State, and he made his presence felt throughout the game against No. 20 Purdue.

Nunn’s biggest highlight: the above dunk on Purdue freshman forward Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan appeared to have designs on challenging Nunn at the rim, but once in mid-air he pulled his hand back. Almost as if he were resigned to his fate.