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Illinois star Rayvonte Rice will miss game vs. Maryland
Illinois star Rayvonte Rice will miss game vs. Maryland

After losing both Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz for extensive periods earlier this season, 11th ranked Maryland is now going to face a team without its leading scorer. Illinois shooting guard Rayvonte Rice broke his hand in practice Monday and is out indefinitely, Fighting Illini coach John Groce told reporters Tuesday. Maryland (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) plays at Illinois (10-5, 0-2) on Wednesday.  Rice, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior is averaging 17.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 48.3 percent. Illinois has already been without senior point guard Tracy Abrams, who tore the ACL in his right knee prior to the season and is expected to...

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