Illinois Rolls To Victory In Basketball


Published on November 18 2013 6:55 am
Last Updated on November 18 2013 7:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

College Basketball Roundup

In college basketball Sunday, Illinois rolled to an 81-55 win over Bradley.  Northwestern suffered a 68-64 loss to Illinois State. Notre Dame was upset by Indiana State, 83-70. On Saturday, DePaul notched an 81-72 win over Wright State.


EIU Downs Illinois-Chicago

The Panther men’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Illinois-Chicago, 86-66, at the UIC Pavilion. EIU improved to 2-1 on the year with the win.

Seven Panthers scored eight or more points in the victory, led by Reggie Smith’s game-high 23 points. The Chicago native went 7-for-13 from the floor and dished out a team-high six assists. EIU finished the contest with 17 assists.

Trailing 9-8 at the 16:14 mark in the first half, the Panthers engineered a 29-11 run to take a 17-point advantage with just under four minutes remaining in the half. EIU went 11-for-18 from the floor during the run and held a 40-27 lead at intermission.


SIUE Has Six Score in Double Figures For Win

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's basketball had six players score in double figures, and reached 100 for the first time against a Division I opponent, defeating Central Arkansas 100-93 Saturday night in front of 1,535 at Vadalabene Center.

"I'm proud of our guys for the way they fought tonight," SIUE Head Coach Lennox Forrester said. "It's a good thing we were scoring because we had a tough time stopping them."

The Cougars improved to 1-0 with the victory, while Central Arkansas fell to 1-1. The win marks the first time under Forrester (1-19) that SIUE has been victorious when allowing 90 or more points. The 100 points are the most for SIUE since a 118-75 win over Division II Oakland City in February 2009.