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2009-03-19 23:52:46

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. 12 seed has won an opening-round NCAA game in 19 of the last 21 years and two 12th-seeded teams were winners last year. Western Kentucky (25-8), champions of the Sun Belt Conference, will face Gonzaga Saturday in the second...

2009-02-26 20:50:06

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 ½ games of conference-leading Michigan State. Illinois will meet the Spartans Sunday. Ralph Sampson III made a hook shot for Minnesota with 6:27 to play to bring the Golden Gophers within a point, but they did not score again. Mike Davis led Illinois with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Trent Meacham...

2009-02-22 16:31:17

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...

2009-02-12 22:19:38

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. The Wildcats, however, did not score another point. Trent Meacham made a 3-pointer with 59 seconds to go to move Illinois within three and after a Northwestern turnover, Meacham's layup made it a...

2009-01-14 22:34:49

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 Illini (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) shot 47 percent from the field and held Michigan to 32 percent. Manny Harris scored 20 and was the only player in double figures for Michigan (13-4, 3-2). The Wolverines owned a 31-30 halftime lead, but...

2008-12-30 21:21:14

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. Trent Meacham added 11 points and Demetri McCamey 10. E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points for Purdue (11-3, 0-1), which had a six-game win streak end. JaJuan Johnson, who had 16 points and 15 rebounds, had a chance to win the...


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