Men's Basketball
Illinois Holds Off IPFW, 57-55

 
Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 17 points against IPFW on Friday night.
Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 17 points against IPFW on Friday night.
 

Nov. 29, 2013

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1st2ndF
IPFW 35 20 55
Illinois 27 30 57
Illini Top Performers
Rayvonte Rice 17 pts, 6 reb, 2 steals
Tracy Abrams 15 pts, 2 rebs, 4 steals
Joseph Bertrand 11 pts, 4 rebs, 2 blocks
Game Stats
Illinois IPFW
FG Percentage 39% 43%
3-point Percentage 19% 41%
FT Percentage 57% 15%
Def. Rebounds 23 26
Off. Rebounds 10 13
Assists 6 9
Steals 7 7
Turnovers 12 18
Blocks 4 2
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Rayvonte Rice scored 17 points and Tracy Abrams added 15, including 12 in the second half, as Illinois held off feisty Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne for a 57-55 win on Friday.

Joseph Bertrand added 11 points for the Illinois (7-0).

The Illini overcame a miserable shooting night to make up an 11-point first half deficit mostly because the Mastodons (6-3) were just 2 of 13 from the free throw line in the game.

Illinois was a little better at the line but shot only 39.2 percent from the field including just 19 percent from 3-point range. They turned the ball over 14 times and were outrebounded by IPFW, 39-33.

Luis Jacobo led the Mastodons with 15 points, Pierre Bland added 12 and Steve Forbes and Mo Evans had 11 points each for IPFW.

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