Illinois Cruises Past Michigan
Jan. 16, 2008
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Shaun Pruitt scored 19 points and Brian Randle had a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Illinois defeat Michigan 75-57 on Wednesday night and snap a five-game losing streak.
Trent Meacham and Calvin Brock added 11 points for Illinois (9-9, 1-4 Big Ten), which put the game out of reach with a 13-0 second-half run highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers from Trent Meacham and Demetri McCamey.
Michigan (5-12, 1-4) shot just 36 percent from the field on 20-of-56 shooting after the break.
The Illini raced out to a 17-5 advantage to start the game, but the Wolverines countered with a 14-0 run midway through the first half to even the score at 19.
Illinois settled for a 36-32 halftime lead, despite shooting 52 percent from the field on 14-of-27 shooting. Michigan converted on just 12-of-31 field goals in the first half after missing eight of its first nine shot attempts.
Anthony Wright led the Wolverines with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting. DeShawn Sims added 13 points and five rebounds.