Illinois Notes: UIC
Dec. 17, 2010
Champaign, Ill. -
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
TV: BTN - Brian Anderson (Play-By-Play), Shon Morris (Analyst)
Probable Starters Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. PPG RPG APG Other G 32 Demetri McCamey 6-3 200 Sr. 15.8 3.4 7.3 52.1% 3FG G 1 D.J. Richardson 6-3 195 So. 11.9 2.1 2.1 49.1% 3FG G 3 Brandon Paul 6-4 200 So. 9.0 2.9 2.2 1.5 spg F 24 Mike Davis 6-9 225 Sr. 10.9 7.1 1.6 54.2% FG C 54 Mike Tisdale 7-1 250 Sr. 11.0 7.2 1.4 1.7 bpg
Head Coach Bruce Weber
Seven Straight Wins
The United Center: Illinois' Home Away from Home
Current Illini at the United Center
Mike Davis (3 G): 10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
Mike Tisdale (3 G): 6.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg
Brandon Paul (1 G): 17 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl (vs. Gonzaga, 1/2/10)
D.J. Richardson (1 G): 6 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl (vs. Gonzaga, 1/2/10)
Bill Cole (3 G): 0 pts, 1 reb, 2 ast
Tyler Griffey (1 G): 0 pts, 0 reb
McCamey Nears Another Exclusive Club
Name, SCHOOL (Years) Career Points Career Assists Gary Grant, MICH (1985-88) 2,222 731 Scott Skiles, MSU (1983-86) 2,145 645 Dee Brown, ILL (2003-06) 1,812 674 Mateen Cleaves, MSU (1997-2000) 1,541 816 Jeff Horner, IOWA (2003-06) 1,502 612 Demetri McCamey, ILL (2008- ) 1,394 605
When counting the final four games of last season, the Illini currently have a 15-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.
Tisdale Scores 1,000; Davis Nearing 1,000 Points Mike Tisdale is the 43rd player in Illinois history to score 1,000 career points. Tisdale reached that milestone against Gonzaga on Dec. 4 when he made his third 3-pointer with 15:14 left in the game.
Tisdale (1,023 pts) joins Demetri McCamey (1,394 pts) as current Illini in the 1,000-point club. Next to join that group is fellow senior Mike Davis, who needs 25 points for 1,000. At his current season scoring average, Davis should reach the milestone by Dec. 29 at Iowa.
Illini Player Notes
McCamey has tallied at least seven assists in 22 of the last 27 games.
In addition to his assists average, McCamey ranks 20th in the nation with a 2.96 assist-to-turnover ratio.
D.J. Richardson ranks 16th in the NCAA in 3-point field goal shooting at 49.1 percent.
Richardson has scored in double figures in each of the last four games, averaging 14.0 points (56) and shooting 52 percent from 3-point land (13-24) over that stretch.
McCamey is averaging 17.3 points (69) and shooting 57.1 percent from 3-point range (12-21) over the last four games.
Mike Davis is averaging 11.8 points (47) and 8.0 rebounds (32) over the last four games, registering a pair of double-doubles during that stretch with 20 points-10 rebounds vs. North Carolina and 12 points-10 rebounds vs. Northern Colorado.
Davis leads all active Big Ten players with 27 career double-doubles.
Jereme Richmond is shooting 56.4 percent (22-39) over the last five games, scoring in double figures in three of those five contests.
Bill Cole is shooting 50 percent from 3-point range (6-12) over the last four games after shooting 22.2 percent from behind the arc (4-18) through the first seven games of the season.
McCamey leads the team in scoring on the season, averaging 15.8 points. He has reached double figures in scoring in all but one game, including all seven home games.
McCamey owns the highest scoring average by an Illini player during Weber's tenure, and the highest since Brian Cook averaged 20.0 points in 2003.
McCamey is shooting 51.7 percent from the field and a team-high 52.1 percent from 3-point range this season.
McCamey has made three 3-pointers in each of the last four games.
D.J. Richardson leads the Illini with 28 three-pointers, including eight over the last two games.
Guards McCamey, Richardson and Brandon Paul are shooting a combined 47.9 percent from 3-point range (67-140) on the season.
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