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    Tennessee State Edges Illinois, 60-58
    Illinois' Shaun Pruitt (55) works under the basket as Tennessee State's Rashad Armstrong (00) defends in the first half (AP Photo)

    Illinois' Shaun Pruitt (55) works under the basket as Tennessee State's Rashad Armstrong (00) defends in the first half (AP Photo)

    Dec. 30, 2007

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Tigers' Bruce Price scored 17 points to lead Tennessee State to a 60-58 road win against Illinois on Sunday.

    Jerrell Houston added 12 points for Tennessee State (4-7), which last played on Dec. 22 in an 83-74 loss to No. 15 Vanderbilt.

    The Tigers led 29-24 at halftime behind 40 percent shooting from the field and five 3-pointers. Tennessee State ended the game 8-for-19 from 3-point range.

    The Tigers' second-half advantage increased to 47-33 before Illinois (8-5) rallied to cut the lead to 48-45 off a Trent Meacham 3-pointer.

    Meacham hit five 3-pointers, including one with 1:04 to play that brought the score to 59-58. But the Tigers held off the Illini for the win.

    Meacham led Illinois with a game-high 24 points. Demetri McCamey added nine points.

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