Men's Basketball
Illini Offense On Display at Orange-Blue Scrimmage

Alex Legion had 28 points to lead all scorers at Sunday's Orange & Blue Scrimmage.
Alex Legion had 28 points to lead all scorers at Sunday's Orange & Blue Scrimmage.

Oct. 25, 2009

Box Score

Champaign, Ill. - Illinois held its annual Orange-Blue Scrimmage Sunday afternoon at the Assembly Hall. The Fighting Illini played four, 8-minute quarters, with the rosters rotating each quarter allowing for a number of different lineup combinations. The Orange team won the first three quarters by the scores of 21-14, 27-21 and 19-18, while the Blue squad won the fourth quarter 28-23.

Alex Legion led all scorers with 28 points, hitting 11-of-15 shots, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. Mike Tisdale and Dominique Keller also topped the 20-point mark, each tallying 21 points. Freshmen D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul scored 18 apiece, while Mike Davis had a double-double with 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Demetri McCamey, meanwhile, also notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists.

Three Illini - Richard Semrau, Tyler Griffey and Stan Simpson - recorded eight points, while Bill Cole and Joseph Bertrand added four apiece. Jeff Jordan, meanwhile matched McCamey with a game-high 11 assists.

Illinois returns to the Assembly Hall on Friday, Oct. 30, facing Missouri Southern in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live on

Lineups By Quarter
First Quarter (Orange wins 21-14)
Orange: McCamey, Paul, Keller, Griffey, Tisdale, Jordan, Chisholm
Blue: Richardson, Legion, Cole, Davis, Simpson, Semrau, Bertrand

Second Quarter (Orange wins 27-21)
Orange: McCamey, Legion, Cole, Keller, Semrau, Griffey, Bertrand
Blue: Richardson, Chisholm, Paul, Davis, Tisdale, Jordan, Simpson

Third Quarter (Orange wins 19-18)
Orange: Richardson, Legion, Keller, Griffey, Tisdale, Jordan, Chisholm
Blue: McCamey, Paul, Cole, Davis, Semrau, Bertrand, Simpson

Fourth Quarter (Blue wins 28-23)
Blue: McCamey, Legion, Keller, Davis, Semrau, Jordan, Chisholm
Orange: Richardson, Paul, Cole, Griffey, Tisdale, Bertrand, Simpson