Illinois Game Notes: Oakland
Dec. 7, 2010
Champaign, Ill. -
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
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Probable Starters Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG APG Other G 32 Demetri McCamey 6-3 200 Sr. 14.8 3.4 7.7 52.8% 3FG G 1 D.J. Richardson 6-3 195 So. 11.2 2.1 1.9 50% 3FG G 3 Brandon Paul 6-4 200 So. 10.2 3.0 2.1 1.8 spg F 24 Mike Davis 6-9 225 Sr. 11.4 6.9 1.8 56.4% FG C 54 Mike Tisdale 7-1 250 Sr. 11.1 7.0 1.2 1.8 bpg
Head Coach Bruce Weber
When counting the final four games of last season, the Illini currently have a 13-game streak of consecutive 70-point outings. That is the longest streak under Bruce Weber and the most by the Illini since Lou Henson's teams tallied 23 consecutive 70-point games spanning the final eight games of 1989 and first 15 games of the 1990 season.
Current Win Streak Matches Last Year's Best
Rk. Season 3FG Pct. Rk. Season 3FG/Game 1. 1986-87 46.1 1. 2004-05 8.8 2. 1988-89 42.5 2. 1995-96 7.5 3. 1991-92 41.4 3. 2010-11 7.4 4. 2010-11 41.4 4. 1996-97 7.4 5. 2004-05 39.2 5. 2005-06 7.3
Illini in the NCAA Rankings
Category Stat Rank Winning Percentage 88.9 20th Scoring Offense 79.4 34th Scoring Margin 15.3 34th Field Goal Percentage 49.2 22nd 3-Point Field Goal Percentage 41.4 22nd 3-Point Field Goal Percentage Defense 26.8 19th Assists 17.9 11th Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.4 14th Blocked Shots 5.4 30th
Illini Player Notes
McCamey ranks fourth in the nation in assists this season, averaging 7.7 apg.
In addition to his assists average, McCamey ranks second in the Big Ten and 19th in the nation with a 3.44 assist-to-turnover ratio. He has played a total four games this year with one or zero turnovers.
McCamey leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.8 points. He has reached double figures in scoring in eight of nine games, including all five home games.
McCamey is shooting 50.5 percent from the field (48-95) and a team-high 52.8 percent from 3-point range (19-36).
D.J. Richardson leads the Illini with 20 three-pointers, and like McCamey also is shooting 50 percent from behind the arc, (.500, 20-40)
Richardson has been especially hot from 3-point range over the last five games, shooting 61.1 percent (11-18).
Mike Tisdale is averaging 14.3 points over the last four games (57), scoring in double figures in all four contests.
Mike Davis recorded his first double-double of the season last Tuesday with a season-high 20 points and 10 rebounds vs. North Carolina. Davis leads all active Big Ten players with 25 career double-doubles.
Jereme Richmond scored his career high in two of the last three games with 12 points against Western Michigan and North Carolina.
Brandon Paul leads the Illini with 16 steals, ranking fifth in the Big Ten with 1.8 spg.
Mike Davis is shooting 60.5 percent over the last four games (23-of-38) after shooting 35.7 percent in two games at New York (5-of-14). D.J. Richardson, meanwhile, is shooting 55.6 percent over the last four games (20-of-36) after shooting 28 percent in two games at New York (7-of-25).
Guards McCamey, Paul and Richardson are shooting a combined 48.6 percent from 3-point range (52-107) on the season.
The frontcourt duo of Davis and Tisdale are shooting a combined 55.9 percent from the field (81-145) on the year.
Illini Team Notes
The Illini are shooting 49.2 percent from the field, ranking third in the Big Ten. Illinois has shot better than 45 percent in all but two games and at least 49 percent in six games.
The Illini also rank third in the league in 3-point shooting at 41.4 percent. The Illini have topped 45 percent shooting from behind the arc in four games.
Five players are scoring in double figures on the season.
Six players are shooting at least 50 percent from the field.
Nine players are averaging doubles figures in minutes.
Illinois' defense is holding teams to combined 39.9 percent shooting and 26.8 percent 3-point shooting. All nine opponents have shot less than 47 percent from the field, with four teams held to less than 38 percent.
The Illini rank second in the Big Ten in blocked shots (5.4 bpg).
Last Time Out
Illinois had five players score in double figures for the second straight game. Tisdale and D.J. Richardson led the way with 15 points each, while Paul scored 12, McCamey added 11 and Mike Davis finished with 10.
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