Illinois Game Notes vs. Indiana
Jan. 29, 2010
Champaign, Ill. -
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
TV: ESPN2 - Dave O'Brien (Play-By-Play), Steve Lavin (Analysis)
Probable Starters Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG APG Other G 32 Demetri McCamey 6-3 200 Jr. 14.9 3.1 6.0 34 steals G 1 D.J. Richardson 6-3 185 Fr. 11.2 2.8 2.6 44.6 3FG% F 30 Bill Cole 6-9 215 Jr. 3.8 3.1 1.1 15 blocks F 24 Mike Davis 6-9 220 Jr. 10.9 9.2 1.1 50 off. reb. C 54 Mike Tisdale 7-1 235 Jr. 11.8 6.0 0.8 57.7 FG%
Series Notes vs. Indiana
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers Awareness Weekend
Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaboration between the ACS and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Since 1993, the organization has raised more than $55 million for ACS. Coach Weber serves on the Coaches vs. Cancer national board and was recognized for his contributions and involvement with the program by receiving the Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award in 2007.
The shoes were designed by Dr. Cliff Johnson, who worked alongside the Illini basketball staff in creating the shoes. It was a Christmas gift from his wife, Dr. Cristina Medrano, who was the high bidder on the "Design a Nike Shoe" package that was part of a Coaches vs. Cancer auction held on WDWS radio last fall.
Illinois is one of four Nike sponsored men's basketball programs that will showcase the pink-trimmed uniforms this weekend, joining Oregon, BYU and Iowa State. The custom designed uniforms are part of Nike's support of the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Kay Yow Cancer Fund and compliment the Coaches vs. Cancer program.
McCamey has accounted for nearly 47 percent of Illinois' offense in Big Ten play
McCamey has been on the floor 93.3 percent of the time for the Illini over the last six games, logging 224 minutes.
Over the last three games, D.J. Richardson is averaging 16.3 points (49) on 55.2 percent shooting from the field (16-29), and 50 percent from 3-point range (8-16).
Richard scored a career-high 20 points at Penn State on Wednesday, becoming the sixth different UI player to record a 20-point game this season.
Illinois has shot better than 50 percent from the field and had five players score in double figures in each of the last two games.
Brandon Paul has scored in double figures in consecutive games for the first time since the first week of December.
Illinois ranks second in the Big Ten (conference games) in both field goal percentage defense (.388) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.282). The Illini led the league in both categories last year.
In conference play, Demetri McCamey ranks first in the league with an average of 7.0 assists. He has totaled 56 assists in Big Ten games, 17 more than the next closest assists leader.
McCamey tallied his seventh 20-point game of the season with a season-high 28 points against Purdue on Jan. 27. He has 14 career 20-point games to lead the Illini.
McCamey has scored at least nine points in all but three games this season.
Mike Tisdale (all games) ranks sixth in the conference in field goal percentage (.577), fifth in free throw percentage (.831) and fifth in blocked shots (1.7 bpg).
Tisdale recorded his 700th career point at Northwestern last Saturday. Mike Davis, meanwhile, is one point shy of scoring 700 career points.
D.J. Richardson (all games) ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage at 44.6 percent (41-92).
McCamey leads the league and ranks 13th in the NCAA in assists (6.0 apg), while Mike Davis leads the Big Ten and ranks 41st in the nation in rebounding (9.2 rpg).
Davis leads the Big Ten and ranks 26th 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 (21).
Tisdale needs one blocked shot to record his 100th career block. He currently ranks seventh on the UI all-time blocked shots list with 99.
Illinois ranks 14th in the NCAA in assists (16.9 apg) and 22nd in the nation in assist/turnover ratio (1.4).
Illinois' four leading scorers on the season are in double figures, averaging between 10.9 and 14.9 points.
The Illini have started six different lineups on the season.
Tyler Griffey had a career-high 12 points at Michigan State on Jan. 16, becoming the eighth different Illini player to score in double figures in a game this season.
Tisdale had a career-high seven blocked shots vs. Penn State on Jan. 12, the second-highest single-game total in school history.
Tisdale scored a career-high 31 points vs. Northwestern on Dec. 30 on 78.6 percent shooting (11-14), the best field goal percentage by a Big Ten player in conference play.
Six of Illinois' eight losses have been by less than seven points, as the Utah, Bradley, Georgia, Gonzaga, Purdue and Northwestern games were decided by a total of 22 points (3.7 avg). Illinois held a second-half lead in all six of those games.
In its 13 wins, Illinois' offense is averaging 80.8 points (1,050) on 49.1 percent shooting (346-704) and 18.5 assists (241), while in eight losses, the offense is averaging 69.1 points (553) on 39.6 percent shooting (201-508) and 14.1 assists (113).
Last Time Out
D.J. Richardson was one of five Illini to score in double figures, recording a career-high 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting and perfect 8-of-8 accuracy from the foul line. Bill Cole also registered a career high with 12 points on 4-of-5 from 3-point range, and added a career-high seven rebounds. Mike Davis came off the bench to tally 11 points and eight boards, while Mike Tisdale and Brandon Paul netted 10 points apiece. Demetri McCamey, meanwhile, dished out a game-high nine assists.
D-Will an All-Star
Looking Back at the Last Illinois-Indiana Game
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