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Illinois Athletics | May 3, 2015

No. 8 Illinois runs win streak to 21

  Rob McDonnell didn't give up a run in four innings of relief to pick up his seventh win of the year.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Eighth-ranked Illinois extended the nation's longest active win streak to 21 games and earned its fifth consecutive Big Ten series sweep with a 6-2 comeback win at No. 26 Ohio State on Sunday. The Illini overcame an early 2-0 deficit for the second consecutive day and scored six unanswered runs to clinch their 40th win.

The Illini extended their best start in program history (40-6-1) and maintained the No. 1 winning percentage in the NCAA (.862). It is the fastest Illinois has ever reached 40 wins, which is already the seventh-most on the school's all-time list.

UI won a program-record 15 consecutive Big Ten tilts and remained in first place atop the standings at 16-1, marking Illinois' best Big Ten record through 17 games in school history.

Illinois' 21-game win streak is the longest active streak in the NCAA and second-longest this season behind Texas A&M (24). The NCAA record win streak (34) is owned by Texas (1977) and Florida Atlantic (1999).

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