Illinois Game Notes vs. Northwestern
Jan. 22, 2010
Champaign, Ill. -
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
TV: BTN - Wayne Larrivee (Play-By-Play), Jim Jackson (Analysis)
Probable Starters Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG APG Other G 32 Demetri McCamey 6-3 200 Jr. 15.5 3.1 6.0 1.7 spg G 1 D.J. Richardson 6-3 185 Fr. 10.5 2.7 2.6 45.1 3FG% F 30 Bill Cole 6-9 215 Jr. 3.5 2.9 1.0 22 off. reb. F 24 Mike Davis 6-9 220 Jr. 11.5 9.7 1.3 47.5 FG% C 54 Mike Tisdale 7-1 235 Jr. 11.8 6.0 0.7 84.4 FT%
Series Notes vs. Northwestern
Illinois' 11-game winning streak over Northwestern is tied for the longest active streak in the Big Ten over a conference opponent (tied with Ohio State's 11-game win streak over Penn State).
Demetri McCamey has scored or assisted nearly 60 percent of Illinois' offense over the last four games.
McCamey has scored 972 career points, ranking 44th on the UI all-time list. He is just 28 points away from becoming the 42nd player in school history to join the 1,000-point club.
McCamey tallied his seventh 20-point game of the season with a season-high 28 points against Purdue on Tuesday. He now has 14 career 20-point games to lead the Illini.
McCamey has scored at least nine points in 12 straight games. Over that stretch, he is averaging 17.1 points (216) on 51.8 percent shooting (73-141).
In conference play, McCamey ranks first in the league in both assists (7.2 apg) and assist/turnover ratio (3.6). He has totaled 43 assists in Big Ten games, 13 more than the next closest assists leader.
Mike Tisdale (all games) ranks third in the conference in field goal percentage (.574), sixth in free throw percentage (.844) and fifth in blocked shots (1.8 bpg).
D.J. Richardson ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage at 45.1 percent (37-82).
McCamey leads the league and ranks 15th in the NCAA in assists (6.0 apg), while Mike Davis leads the Big Ten and ranks 37th in the nation in rebounding (9.7 rpg).
Davis leads the Big Ten and ranks 28th in the NCAA in double-doubles this season with nine.
In addition to leading the Big Ten with nine double-doubles this season, Davis ranks second in the Big Ten in career double-doubles with 18, trailing only Ohio State's Evan Turner (19).
Davis has been the Illini's leading rebounder in all but three games this season.
Tisdale is three points away of scoring 700 career points, while Davis is 12 points shy of scoring 700 career points.
Tisdale needs two blocked shots to record his 100th career block. He currently ranks eighth on the UI all-time blocked shots list with 98.
Illinois ranks 15th in the NCAA in assists (16.8 apg) and 16th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio (1.4).
Illinois' four leading scorers on the season are in double figures, averaging between 10.5 and 15.5 points.
Illinois is unbeaten this season in games when it shoots better than its opponent (10-0).
The Illini have started five different lineups on the season.
Five of Illinois' seven losses have been by less than seven points, as the Utah, Bradley, Georgia, Gonzaga and Purdue games were decided by a total of 17 points (3.4 avg). Illinois held a second-half lead in all five of those games.
In its 12 wins, Illinois' offense is averaging 78.6 points (943) on 48.9 percent shooting (321-656) and 18.6 assists (223), while in seven losses, the offense is averaging 69.3 points (485) on 38 percent shooting (175-461) and 13.9 assists (97).
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Opponent Pts Scored Pts Assisted Combined Pts Team Pts Pct of Offense Indiana 19 19 38 66 57.6 Penn State 25 13 38 54 70.4 Michigan State 15 14 29 63 46.0 Purdue 28 22 50 78 64.1 Total 87 68 155 261 59.4
Looking Back at the Last Illinois-Northwestern Game
The difference for the Illini was its inside game. Mike Tisdale and Mike Davis combined for 51 points on 20-for-28 shooting, as Tisdale scored a career-high 31 points while Davis scored 20. The duo also combined for 28 rebounds, with Davis grabbing a career-high tying 17 boards and Tisdale adding 11. It marked the second straight game that both players registered double-doubles.
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