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Illinois' Kipper Nichols collects the feed from Trent Frazier and dunks it in against Purdue in the first half.

Kipper Nichols' three-pointer rolls around the rim before going in late in the first half against Nebraska.

Aaron Jordan connects with Kipper Nichols for an alley-oop dunk in the first half against Nebraska.

Kipper Nichols hauls in the lob pass for a first half dunk against Penn State.

Kipper Nichols picks off a pass and takes it in for a first half dunk.

Kipper Nichols scored 19 points to help lead Illinois to a 91-60 win over Rutgers.

The Fighting Illini return home to host Rutgers on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at State Farm Center (6 pm CT on BTN).

Illinois players Trent Frazier, Kipper Nichols and Leron Black talk to media following the Fighting Illini's 73-71 win over Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 24, 2018.

Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood
and sophomore Kipper Nichols talk to media following the Fighting Illini's 87-74 loss to #6 Michigan State at State Farm Center on Jan. 22, 2018.

Kipper Nichols runs in for a big rebound dunk in the second half against Michigan State.