Illinois Game Notes: 2K Sports Classic
Nov. 16, 2010
Champaign, Ill. -
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
TV: ESPN2 (also streamed at ESPN3.com) - Dan Shulman (Play-By-Play), Dick Vitale and Bob Knight (Analysts)
Probable Starters Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG APG Other G 32 Demetri McCamey 6-3 200 Sr. 14.7 3.0 8.0 60.7% FG G 1 D.J. Richardson 6-3 195 So. 9.0 0.7 0.8 46.2% 3FG F 30 Bill Cole 6-9 215 Sr. 3.7 3.3 1.3 1.0 bpg F 24 Mike Davis 6-9 225 Sr. 12.3 7.0 1.3 61.5% FG C 54 Mike Tisdale 7-1 250 Sr. 9.3 7.7 1.7 2.3 bpg
Head Coach Bruce Weber
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2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer - Schedule/Results
Second Round - Nov. 10 (Campus Sites)
Semifinal Round - Thursday, Nov. 18 (New York)
Championship Round - Friday, Nov. 19 (New York)
2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
The Coaches vs. Cancer program unites the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of basketball coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs. Since 1995, the Classic has raised over $4.5 million for the benefit of Coaches vs. Cancer.
Weber's Involvement in Coaches vs. Cancer
Weber traveled to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28 to participate in a Capitol Hill rally encouraging Congress to increase federal funding for cancer research and prevention programs. Weber was one of four college head coaches involved in the rally along with BYU's Dave Rose, Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg and Boston College's Steve Donahue.
Illini Return to Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
Illini at The Garden
Dec. 27, 1973 ^ St. John's 76, Illinois 60 Dec. 29, 1973 ^ Duquesne 85, Illinois 83 March 17, 1980 # Minnesota 65, Illinois 63 March 19, 1980 # Illinois 84, UNLV 77 Nov. 10, 1998 * Wake Forest 75, Illinois 73 (OT) Nov. 11, 1998 * Illinois 65, Georgetown 50 # Dec. 9, 2003 % Providence 70, Illinois 51 % ^ = Holiday Festival # = National Invitation Tournament * = Coaches vs. Cancer Classic % = Jimmy V Classic
1. No. 16 ILLINOIS 12 2. No. 2 Michigan State 10 3. No. 3 Kansas State 9 No. 9 Purdue 9 5. No. 5 Ohio State 8 No. 14 Missouri 8 No. 22 Texas 8 No. 25 Wisconsin 8
Illini Player Notes
Over the last two games, McCamey is shooting 70.6 percent (12-of-17) and has totaled 16 assists compared to just one turnover.
McCamey is averaging 8.0 assists through three games. McCamey ranked second in the NCAA in assists last year, setting a school-record with an average of 7.1 apg.
Mike Davis also has scored in double figures in all three games, and is the UI's second-leading scorer with an average of 12.3 points. Davis has made more than 50 percent of his shots in all three contests and is shooting 61.5 percent on the young season (16-of-26).
Mike Tisdale leads the Illini in rebounding, averaging 7.7 boards in just 20.7 minutes per game. Tisdale has been the team's top rebounder in all three games, and has grabbed a team-high nine offensive rebounds.
Sixth-man Brandon Paul is third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.7 points in 19.3 minutes per game.
Paul has tallied a team-high eight steals in three games. He had a career-high five steals vs. Toledo (Nov. 10).
After shooting just 2-of-8 from 3-point range over the first two games, D.J. Richardson heated up with 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc vs. Southern Illinois (Nov. 13).
Guards McCamey, Paul and Richardson are shooting a combined 47.4 percent from 3-point range (18-38).
The frontcourt duo of Davis and Tisdale and are averaging a combined 21.7 points (65) on 61.9 percent shooting (26-42) and 14.7 rebounds (44).
Illini Team Notes
Six players are shooting at least 52 percent from the field, with three players shooting better than 60 percent.
Nine players are playing at least 16 minutes per game.
The Illini bench is averaging 33.7 points (101 total) and is outscoring the opponents' bench by an average of 17.7 points per game.
Illinois' defense is holding teams to combined 34.5 percent shooting. All three opponents have shot less than 38 percent from the field.
The Illini have outrebounded all three opponents and own a +6.3 rebound margin.
The Illini are averaging 20 assists, 8.3 steals and seven blocks.
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