Men's Basketball
Orange & Blue Scrimmage Recap

 
Senior D.J. Richardson led all scorers with 18 points Monday night at the Orange & Blue Scrimmage.
Senior D.J. Richardson led all scorers with 18 points Monday night at the Orange & Blue Scrimmage.
 

Oct. 22, 2012

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Illinois opened the season with its annual Orange & Blue Scrimmage on Monday night at the Assembly Hall. Coach John Groce had the Illini play four 8-minute quarters, with each quarter contested as its own game. The rosters changed each quarter, giving the staff a look at various lineups. The Orange team won all four quarters by the scores of 14-10, 16-5 and 14-13, and 16-9.

D.J. Richardson led all scorers with 18 points. He was 4-of-10 from the field, with two of his baskets coming from 3-point range. Richardson made a living at the free throw line, making 8-of-10 from the stripe.

Nnanna Egwu was active throughout the night, scoring 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting. He also grabbed six rebounds, including five on the offensive end.

Also scoring in double figures were Joseph Bertrand and Ibby Djimde, who tallied 10 points apiece.

Brandon Paul finished with nine points, five boards and three blocks. He also had four assists, tied for game-high honors with Tracy Abrams.

Mike Shaw led the Illini in rebounding, totaling 11.

Illinois returns to the Assembly Hall court on Saturday, facing Lewis in an exhibition game at 7 p.m.

Lineups By Quarter:
First Quarter (Orange wins 14-10)
Orange: Paul, Richardson, Bertrand, Henry, Egwu, McLaurin, LaTulip
Blue: Abrams, Rice, Langford, Griffey, Djimde, Shaw, Berardini

Second Quarter (Orange wins 16-5)
Orange: Abrams, Paul, Richardson, Henry, Egwu, Griffey, Langford
Blue: LaTulip, Rice, Bertrand, Shaw, McLaurin, Djimde, Berardini

Third Quarter (Orange wins 14-13)
Orange: Abrams, Richardson, Bertrand, Griffey, McLaurin, Djimde, Berardini
Blue: Paul, LaTulip, Langford, Shaw, Rice, Egwu, Henry

Fourth Quarter (Orange wins 16-9)
Orange: Paul, Richardson, Henry, Bertrand, Egwu, McLaurin, LaTulip
Blue: Abrams, Langford, Rice, Griffey, Djimde, Shaw, Berardini

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