Johnson carries Huskers past Illinois

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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska heavyweight Spencer Johnson said he is almost recovered from knee surgery. That was good news for the Huskers on Friday night at the NU Coliseum.

And it was bad news for No. 5 Illinois, which had its streak of five straight dual wins snapped by Johnson in the next-to-last match. Johnson’s 3-1 win over Chris Lopez carried the 14th-ranked Huskers to an 18-15 dual victory, sending 1,365 fans and his teammates into a frenzy.

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