Illinois Starts Season with Annual Orange-Blue Scrimmage
Oct. 26, 2008
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 so the coaching staff could see many different lineup combinations. The Blue team won the first three quarters by the scores of 18-12, 23-18 and 19-16, while the Orange squad won the fourth quarter 20-19.
Sophomore Mike Tisdale led all scorers with 26 points, hitting 11-of-15 shots, to go along with seven rebounds. Senior Calvin Brock scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Four sophomores -- Demetri McCamey, Mike Davis, Richard Semrau, and Alex Legion -- added 14 points apiece. McCamey and senior Chester Frazier each dished out 11 assists, while junior Dominique Keller had a game-high nine rebounds.
Illinois returns to the Assembly Hall on Sunday, Nov. 2, taking on Florida Southern in an exhibition game at 4:30 p.m.
Lineups by Quarter
Second Quarter (Blue wins 23-18)
Third Quarter (Blue wins 19-16)
Fourth Quarter (Orange wins 20-19)
Note: Sophomore Bill Cole did not play due to an ankle injury.