NCAA BBall: Illinois 66 beats SIU-Edwardsville 46

By dustincraigo

Champaign, Illinois- Illinois moved to 2-0 after beating SIU- Edwardsville 66 to 46 this past Monday. SIU- Edwardsville is now 0-11 all-time against Big Ten opponents.

This was the first game in the Cancun Challenge.

Illinois continued to show it’s growth compared to last season by totaling 48 rebounds. Junior forward Tyler Griffey and sophomore center Meyers Leonard both set career highs in rebounds. Griffey had 14 rebounds, while Griffey had 11 of his own.

Team Leaders

Points- D.J. Richardson- 20 points

Rebounds- Tyler Griffery- 14 rebounds

Assists- Brandon Paul- 4 assists

Steals- Nnanna Egwu- 3 steals

Blocks- Meyers Leonard- 5 blocks

Team Statistics

Field Goals (made/attempts)- 21/51 (.412)

3 pointers (made/attempts)- 7/19 (.368)

Free Throws (made/attempts)- 17-24 (.708)

Fouls- 10

Illinois’ biggest lead of the game was 20 points.

Illinois’ next game is against the Lipscomb Bisons on November 17.

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