Men's Basketball
Postgame Notes - #1/1 Ohio State 73, #23/22 Illinois 68


Jan. 22, 2011

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#1/1 Ohio State 73, #22/23 Illinois 68
Postgame Notes
Jan. 22, 2011
Assembly Hall; Champaign, Ill.
Attendance: 16,618

1. Jereme Richmond turned in his first career double-double, scoring a career-high 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds.

2. Mike Tisdale scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, while Mike Davis also reached double figures with 11 points, including nine in the second stanza.

3. The Illini defense held an opponent under 40 percent for the sixth-straight game, as the Buckeyes shot 39.6 percent (21-of-53) from the field.

4. Illinois outscored Ohio State 34-18 in the paint, marking the 12th time the Illini won the battle down low this season.

5. The Illini bench held a 28-13 advantage over the Buckeyes bench, giving Illinois the edge in the category for the sixth-straight game.

6. Tisdale recorded 3 blocks on the day, tying his season high for the fifth time this year.

7. Illinois closed out the first half on an 8-0 run over the final 4:24 to grab a 34-33 lead at the break. The Illini suffered their first loss of the season after leading at halftime (13-1).

8. The Illini only committed nine turnovers, their third-lowest total this year.

9. Illinois sold out Assembly Hall (16,618) for the fifth time this season.