Illinois Game Notes: Senior Day vs. Indiana
March 4, 2011
Champaign, Ill. -
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
TV: BTN - Tom Hart (Play-By-Play), Jim Jackson (Analyst)
Probable Starters (from the previous game) Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG APG Other G 32 Demetri McCamey 6-3 200 Sr. 14.8 3.4 6.2 46.8% 3FG G 1 D.J. Richardson 6-3 195 So. 8.6 1.8 2.0 39.1% 3FG F 30 Bill Cole 6-9 215 Sr. 4.9 2.6 1.2 80% FT F 24 Mike Davis 6-9 225 Sr. 12.1 7.0 1.6 53.1% FG C 54 Mike Tisdale 7-1 250 Sr. 10.1 6.3 1.2 1.6 bpg
Head Coach: Bruce Weber
Series Notes vs. Indiana
Cole is a two-year starter who has played in 95 games, totaling 358 points and 225 rebounds. He has knocked down 66 career treys and ranked second in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting during conference play as a junior. Cole was voted a Team Co-Captain and Most Improved Player last season, and won the Matto Award for leading the Illini in hustle statistics. He scored a career-high 15 points last year vs. Minnesota, and a season-high 14 points at Iowa in December. Cole will graduate in May with a degree in agricultural and consumer economics-policy, international trade, and development.
Tisdale is a three-year starter who has played in 135 games, starting 100. He has scored in double figures for each of the past three seasons, averaging 10.1 points this year after ranking second on the team with 11.9 points as a junior and third as a sophomore at 10.2 points per game. Tisdale currently ranks 28th on the Illini career scoring list with 1,205 points. He is challenging for the UI career shot-blocking record, currently third all-time with 170 blocks, just seven shy of the record. He also ranks eighth in school history in career field goal accuracy, shooting 54 percent. Tisdale scored a career-high 31 points last year versus Northwestern and pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds at Penn State in January. He is a two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten pick and three-time Academic all-conference selection. Tisdale will graduate in May with a degree in communication.
Davis is a three-year starter who has played in 134 games, starting 96. He is the Big Ten's active career leading rebounder, ranking second in Illinois history with 877 boards, and has led the Illini on the glass for three straight seasons. Davis currently ranks 26th on the Illinois all-time scoring chart with 1,219 points. He leads all active Big Ten players with 29 career double-doubles, including five this season. A second-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore and honorable mention all-conference pick last year, Davis is averaging 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds as a senior. He scored a career-high 28 points as a sophomore versus Clemson, and collected a career-best 18 rebounds last year against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament. Davis is on pace to graduate in August with a degree in recreation, sport and tourism-sport management
McCamey has stared 111 of 135 games. Just the second Big Ten player ever to total 1,600 points and 700 assists, McCamey ranks second in UI history and fourth in conference history with 710 career assists. He has led the Illini in scoring for three straight seasons - just the third player in the last 47 years to accomplish that feat - and ranks seventh on the Illini all-time scoring list with 1,663 points. McCamey is averaging 14.8 points this season and stands ninth in the NCAA with an average of 6.2 assists. He earned first-team All-Big Ten and All-District honors last year after averaging 15.1 points and ranking second in the nation in assists with a school-record average of 7.1 per game. He was a third-team all-conference pick as a sophomore. McCamey scored a career-high 31 points during his freshman season against Indiana and tied the school assists record with 16 last year at Purdue, the fourth-highest total in Big Ten history. McCamey is on pace to graduate in August with a degree in recreation, sport and tourism-recreation management.
Heating Back Up
Big Ten Tournament Forecast
If Illinois Defeats Indiana:
If Indiana Defeats Illinois:
Home Sweet Home
Hot Shooting at The Hall
Seniors Stepping Up
Opponent (Date) DM-MD-MT Pts UI Total Pts Pct of Pts Michigan (Feb. 16) 38 54 70.4 at Michigan State (Feb. 19) 38 57 66.7 at Ohio State (Feb. 22) 47 70 67.1 Iowa (Feb. 26) 63 81 77.8 at Purdue (March 1) 38 67 56.7 5-Game Totals 224 329 68.1
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