Champaign, Illinois- Illinois stays undefeated, moving to 3-0 after defeating the Lipscomb Bisons this past Thursday, 79-64.
Game 2 of the Cancun Challenge is done with the Illinois receiving it’s second win. Illinois was ahead at halftime 33-26 and secured the lead after a 14-0 run in the second half. Meyers Leonard sat for the Illini after picking up 2 fouls within the first 2 minutes of the game. He returned in the second half to give the team that much needed boost.
Illinois’ largest lead of the game was 24. Lipscomb only lead by 2 points at any point in the game.
Points- D.J. Richardson- 17 points
Rebounds- Joseph Bertrand- 8 rebounds
Assists- Brandon Paul- 3 assists
Steals- Brandon Paul- 2 steals
Blocks- Nnanna Egwu- 4 blocks
Team Statistics (Made/Attempts)
Field Goals- 29/56 (.518)
3 Pointers- 4/14 (.286)
Free Throws- 17-22 (.773)
Illinois will continue their next game in the Cancun Challenge Tuesday, November 22 against the Richmond Spiders. This game will be played at a neutral location.