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Steffphon Pettigrew pushed Western Kentucky to a late 17-point lead Thursday and the Hilltoppers held on to defeat Illinois 76-72 in the NCAA Tournament. Western Kentucky pulled off what was almost a predictable upset as a No. 12 seed in the South Region. At least one No.
Demetri McCamey's 3-pointer touched off a game-ending, 10-point run Thursday, giving No. 20 Illinois a 52-41 victory over Minnesota. The Illini (23-6, 11-5 Big Ten) moved within 1 Â½ games of conference-leading Michigan State.
Mike Davis scored 22 points with eight rebounds, leading 16th-ranked Illinois to a 70-68 Big Ten Conference win over Ohio State. Coach Bruce Weber recorded his 150th win at Illinois. Davis, who scored only four points in a dismal 38-33 loss to Penn State last Wednesday, sank 11-of-14 shots from the floor to lead Illinois' 58.3 shooting percentage. Trent Meacham scored 17 with six assists, while Demetri McCamey scored 15 points with seven assists for the Fighting Illini (22-6, 10-5), who have...
Demetri McCamey finished off a late rally by hitting a jump shot with 3 seconds remaining Thursday, giving No. 20 Illinois a 60-59 win over Northwestern. Northwestern led by as many as 14 points in the second half and still had a seven-point cushion when Kevin Coble hit a jumper with 2:26 to play.
Mike Tisdale missed just two of his 12 shots from the field Wednesday and scored 24 points, carrying Illinois to a 66-51 win over No. 24 Michigan. Illinois won for the ninth time in 10 games, getting 17 points from Demetri McCamey and 11 from Trent Meacham.
The Illinois Fighting Illini used a balanced attack led by Mike Tisdale's 18 points Tuesday to upset the 11th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers 71-67 in overtime. Alex Legion and Mike Davis each had 12 points for the Illini (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who have won seven straight games.
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