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									                               FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
                               Game #21: #19AP/20 Illinois (17-3, 5-2) at RVAP/#24 Minnesota (17-3, 5-3)
                               Jan. 29, 2009 // 8 p.m. CT // BTN
                               Minneapolis, Minn. // Williams Arena (14,625)
                2008-09 Schedule/Results                                      Illini Probable Starters
11-2        Florida Southern (Exh.)         W           82-61                 G – 32      Demetri McCamey         So., 6-3, 205        12.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.1 apg
11-9        Lewis (Exh.)                    W           62-56                 G–1         Trent Meacham           r-Sr., 6-2, 195      10.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.7 apg
11-14       Eastern Washington              W           66-50           1-0   G–3         Chester Frazier         Sr., 6-2, 195        5.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.4 spg
11-16       Texas A&M-Corpus Christi & W                72-53           2-0
11-20       at Vanderbilt                   W           69-63           3-0   F – 24      Mike Davis              So., 6-9, 210        11.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.7 apg
11-23       Jackson State &                 W           78-64           4-0   C – 54      Mike Tisdale            So., 7-1, 235        11.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.3 bpg
11-28       vs. Kent State &                W (OT)      69-63           5-0
11-29       vs. Tulsa &                     W           48-44           6-0
12-2        Clemson @                       L           74-76           6-1   Off the Bench
12-6        vs. Georgia #                   W           76-42           7-1   G – 13      Jeff Jordan             So., 6-1, 185        1.2 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 1.2 apg
12-8        Hawaii                          W           68-58           8-1   G – 15      Bubba Chisholm          Jr., 5-11, 180       0.4 ppg, 0.1 rpg
12-10       Chicago State                   W           89-50           9-1   C – 21      Stan Simpson            Fr., 6-9, 220        considering redshirt
12-20       Detroit                         W           82-51          10-1
12-23       vs. #25 Missouri %              W           75-59          11-1   F – 23      Dominique Keller        Jr., 6-7, 230        5.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg
12-28       Eastern Michigan                W           62-53          12-1   G – 25      Calvin Brock            r-Sr., 6-5, 200      5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg
12-30       at #9 Purdue                    W (OT)      71-67 13-1, 1-0       F – 30      Bill Cole               So., 6-9, 215        1.3 ppg, 1.1 rpg
1-4         at #23 Michigan                 L           64-74 13-2, 1-1       G – 33      Alex Legion             So., 6-5, 200        5.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg
1-10        Indiana                         W           76-45 14-2, 2-1
1-14        #25 Michigan                    W           66-51 15-2, 3-1
                                                                              F – 34      C.J. Jackson            r-Jr., 6-8, 265      1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg
1-17        at #7 Michigan State            L           57-63 15-3, 3-2       C – 50      Richard Semrau          r-So., 6-10, 240     1.6 ppg, 1.8 rpg
1-20        Ohio State                      W           67-49 16-3, 4-2
1-24        Wisconsin                       W           64-57 17-3, 5-2       Series Notes: Minnesota
1-29        at Minnesota                    8 pm                        BTN   Illinois leads the all-time series 113-60, but Minnesota owns a 43-41 advan-
2-1         Iowa                            1 pm                        BTN
                                                                              tage in games played in Minneapolis. Illinois has won eight straight over
2-5         at Wisconsin                    8 pm               ESPN/ESPN2
2-8         Purdue                          Noon                        CBS   Minnesota at Williams Arena, with the Gophers’ last home win coming in 1999.
2-12        at Northwestern                 8 pm               ESPN/ESPN2           Illinois carries a 20-game winning streak over Minnesota into Thursday
2-15        at Indiana                      Noon                        CBS   night, a 10-year streak that began with the 1999 Big Ten Tournament
2-18        Penn State                      6 pm                        BTN   Quarterfinal. It is the Illini’s longest winning streak in school history over a con-
2-21/22 at Ohio State                       TBA                         TBA   ference opponent.
2-26        Minnesota                       6 pm                        BTN
2/28-3/1 Michigan State                     TBA                         TBA
3-3/4/5 at Penn State                       TBA                         TBA                                  The Head Coaches
• All Times Listed are Central • All Rankings Listed are Associated Press
& = South Padre Island (Texas) Invitational @ = ACC/Big Ten Challenge         Illinois Head Coach Bruce Weber
# = Lexus December to Remember Classic % = Busch Braggin’ Rights              Overall Record: 248-104/.705 (11th year)          Big Ten: 58-31/.652
                                                                              At Illinois: 145-50/.744 (6th year)            Vs. Minnesota: 10-0
Sports Information Contacts                                                   Assistant Coaches: Wayne McClain (8th year), Jay Price (6th year), Jerrance Howard (2nd year)
                                                                              Assistant to the Head Coach: Gary Nottingham (6th year)
Derrick Burson and Kent Brown
                                                                              Director of Basketball Operations: Sean Harrington (1st year)
Illinois Sports Information: (217) 333-1391
                                                                              Trainer: Al Martindale (26th year at Illinois)
Burson Cell Phone: (217) 766-7315
Brown Cell Phone: (217) 493-9795                                              Minnesota Head Coach: Tubby Smith
www.fightingillini.com                                                        Overall Record: 424-162/.724 (18th year)
                                                                              At Minnesota: 37-17/.685 (2nd year) Vs. Illinois at Minnesota: 0-3 Vs. Illinois All-Time: 1-3
On the Air
                                                                              Media Information - What’s Coming Up
Television                                                                    Illinois Basketball Media Teleconferences/Luncheons with Bruce Weber
BTN: Gus Johnson, play-by-play; Shon Morris, expert analyst.
                                                                              •     Friday, Jan. 30, 11:30 am - Teleconference
Radio                                                                         •     Monday, Feb. 2, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference
Illini Sports Network–44 stations: Brian Barnhart, play-by-play;              •     Tuesday, Feb. 3, 11:30 am - Teleconference
Jerry Hester, expert analyst; Loren Tate pregame/halftime/                    •     Friday, Feb. 6, 11:30 am - Teleconference
postgame interviews.                                                          •     Monday, Feb. 9, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference
                                                 FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
The Streak                                                   Illini rank third in the NCAA in assists, averaging 18.8
• Illinois’ 20-game winning streak over Minnesota            assists per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks sixth
                                                                                                                          Illini Head Coach Bruce Weber
                                                                                                                               Bruce Weber has led the Fighting Illini to the top
spans 10 years, seven head coaches (three at Illinois,       nationally with a team assist-to-turnover ratio of +1.5.
                                                                                                                          of the national charts while at the helm of the
four at Minnesota) and four cities (eight wins in            • Illinois recorded its 17th victory of the 2008-09 sea-
                                                                                                                          Illinois program.
Champaign, eight wins in Minneapolis, two wins in            son vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 24, surpassing its win total            He most recently led the underdog Illini to an
Indianapolis and two wins in Chicago).                       from all of last season (16 wins).                           unprecedented run to the Big Ten Tournament
• It is Illinois’ longest winning streak in school history   • The win over the Badgers was also Illinois’ fifth Big      Championship game in 2007-08, as the No. 10-
over an opponent. Here are Illinois’ all-time longest        Ten victory of the 2009 season, equaling its conference      seeded Illini won three games in three days to
winning streaks over an opponent:                            win total from all of last season.                           advance to the title game.
             Opponent          Wins       Years              • After concluding a stretch of having four out of five           Weber directed the Illini to 23 wins, a fourth-
     1.      Minnesota         20         1999-              games at home, Illinois now enters a stretch of playing      place Big Ten finish, and to the program’s eighth
     2.      Butler            16         1940-61            four out of its next six games on the road.                  straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006-07,
             Northwestern      16         1947-55            • Illinois has won 21 of its last 25 games dating back       tying a school record.
             Wisconsin         16         1981-89            to the end of last season.                                        He led the Illini to 26 wins in 2005-06, which
             Northwestern      16         1984-91            • Illinois is 3-2 vs. ranked teams this season.              tied the fourth-winningest season in school history,
     6.      Ohio State        12         1950-56            • Illinois owns the longest homecourt winning streak         along with a runner-up finish in the Big Ten and the
• It is the fourth-longest current winning streak            among Big Ten teams, currently at eight games.               second round of the NCAA Tournament.
nationally by a team over a conference opponent:             • Illinois leads the Big Ten and ranks fourth in the              Weber led Illinois to a then-NCAA record-tying
           Teams                       Conf.        Wins     nation in scoring defense, allowing 56.6 ppg.                37 victories and the school’s first appearance in the
    1. Oklahoma over Baylor            Big XII      25       • Clemson (Dec. 2) and Michigan (Jan. 4) are the only        national championship game during the 2004-05
    2. Penn over Dartmouth             Ivy League 23         two teams to top 70 points and shoot better than 46          season. Illinois won its first 29 games that year and
    3. Texas over Baylor               Big XII      23       percent against the Illini this season.                      was ranked No. 1 in the national polls the final 15
    4. Illinois over Minnesota Big Ten              20       • Illinois leads the Big Ten and is 23rd in the NCAA in      weeks of the season. Weber became the first coach
    5. Ohio State over Northwestern Big Ten         17       field goal percentage, shooting 47.9 percent on the          in Big Ten history to lead his squad to outright Big
• Illinois’ eight straight victories at Williams Arena is    year.                                                        Ten titles in each of his first two seasons, with
one shy of the longest opponent winning streak in that       • Illinois ranks second in the conference and 26th in        Illinois’ outright conference championship in 2005
building. Indiana won nine straight at Williams Arena        the NCAA in scoring margin at +13.1 ppg.                     with a 15-1 league record. The Illini success helped
from 1981-89.                                                • Four Illini are scoring in double figures, while eight     Weber be named National Coach of the Year by 10
                                                             players are averaging at least 5.5 points per game.          different organizations.
Illini Moving Up Top 25 Rankings                             • Illinois is the only Big Ten team with four players             Weber became just the third coach in Big Ten
Illinois has moved up to No. 19 in this week’s               among the league’s Top 25 scorers.                           history to win an outright title in his first season in
Associated Press poll, and No. 20 in the current             • Eight different players have been the Illini's leading     the league in 2003-04, leading the Illini to 10
ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Illini are ranked in        scorer in a game this season.                                straight victories to end the regular season and
the Top 25 for the second consecutive week after enter-      • Illinois’ top three scorers are sophomores. In all, the    claim the title. The Illini won 26 games to tie the
ing the polls last week at No. 25 by the AP and No. 24       UI sophomore class has scored 59 percent of the              fourth-winningest season in school history and
                                                                                                                          advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2004 NCAA
by the Coaches.                                              team’s points on the season (822 of 1,393 pts).
                                                                                                                          Tournament.
                                                             • Illinois has trailed at halftime in only one game this
                                                                                                                               Now in his sixth year leading the Illini, Weber
Opening Tips                                                 season -- vs. Michigan on Jan. 14 -- and that deficit
                                                                                                                          came to Illinois following five years at Southern
• At 17-3, Illinois has tied its eighth-best record          was only one point.
                                                                                                                          Illinois where he led the Salukis to Missouri Valley
through 20 games. Illinois has started 17-3 or better        • After ranking last in the Big Ten and in the bottom 10
                                                                                                                          Conference titles each of his last two seasons.
10 times in school history, with three of those starts       nationally in free throw shooting last season, Illinois is        In his five seasons at SIU, Weber took the Saluki
coming under Bruce Weber (see box on P. 3 for more           third in the conference this year at 73 percent.             program to the top of the MVC, winning league titles
details).                                                    • Illinois has scored more bench points than the oppo-       in 2002 and 2003. He posted records of 28-8 and
• With assists on 70.5 percent of its baskets this sea-      sition in 15 of 20 games.                                    24-7 in his last two seasons, leading the Salukis to
son, Illinois leads the nation in assist percentage. The     • In the latest NCAA statistical rankings released on        back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
                                                                                                                               A 1978 graduate of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
                                          2008-09 Illinois Roster                                                         Weber spent 18 years as an assistant at Purdue
 No.         Name                       Pos.     Ht.         Wt.         Year        Hometown                             under Gene Keady before moving to SIU.
 1           Trent Meacham **           G        6-2         195         r-Sr.       Champaign, Ill.                           Weber has helped teams make 21 NCAA
 3           Chester Frazier ***        G        6-2         195         Sr.         Baltimore, Md.                       Tournament appearances in his previous 29 sea-
 13          Jeff Jordan *              G        6-1         185         So.         Highland Park, Ill.                  sons as a collegiate coach, including one Final Four,
 15          Bubba Chisholm             G        5-11        180         Jr.         Champaign, Ill.                      one Elite Eight and four Sweet 16 appearances.
 21          Stan Simpson               C        6-9         220         Fr.         Chicago, Ill.                        Purdue won six Big Ten titles during his stay in West
 23          Dominique Keller           F        6-7         230         Jr.         Port Arthur, Texas                   Lafayette.
 24          Mike Davis *               F        6-9         210         So.         Alexandria, Va.
 25          Calvin Brock ***           G        6-5         200         r-Sr.       Chicago, Ill.                        Weber Career Record
 30          Bill Cole *                F        6-9         215         So.         Peoria, Ill.                         All Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248-104 (.705)
 32          Demetri McCamey *          G        6-3         205         So.         Bellwood, Ill.                       At Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145-50 (.744)
 33          Alex Legion                G        6-5         200         So.         Detroit, Mich.                       Illinois, 2008-09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-3
 34          C.J. Jackson *             F        6-8         265         r-Jr.       Buena Vista, Ga.                     Southern Illinois, 1999-2003 . . . . .103-54 (.656)
                                                                                                                          Assistant at Western Kentucky . . . . . .21-8 (.724)
 50          Richard Semrau *           C        6-10        240         r-So.       Grafton, Ohio
                                                                                                                          Assistant at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . .394-168 (.701)
 54          Mike Tisdale *             C        7-1         235         So.         Riverton, Ill.

                                                                    2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 2
                                                FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
Jan. 19, Chester Frazier ranks 35th in the nation in        Illinois’ All-Time Best Starts After 20 Games
assists and 34th in assist-to-turnover ratio. He leads      Rank      Season        Coach                 Start         Final         Notes
the Big Ten in assists, averaging 5.5 apg, and is fifth     1.        2004-05       Bruce Weber           20-0          37-2          NCAA Runner-Up; Big Ten Champions
in the league with an a/to ratio of 2.3.                    2.        2005-06       Bruce Weber           18-2          26-7          NCAA Second Round; Big Ten Runner-Up
• Demetri McCamey, meanwhile, ranks 44th in the                       1988-89       Lou Henson            18-2          31-5          NCAA Final Four; Big Ten Runner-Up
NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (2.2) and 54th in assists               1983-84       Lou Henson            18-2          26-5          NCAA Elite Eight; Big Ten Champions
(5.1 apg)                                                             1955-56       Harry Combes          18-2          18-4          Big Ten Runner-Up
• In Big Ten games only, McCamey leads the confer-                    1951-52       Harry Combes          18-2          22-4          NCAA Final Four; Big Ten Champions
ence in both assists (6.1 apg) and assist/ turnover                   1948-49       Harry Combes          18-2          21-4          NCAA Final Four; Big Ten Champions
ratio (3.9).                                                8.        2008-09       Bruce Weber           17-3          ?             No. 19 in Latest AP Poll
• Mike Davis is fourth in the Big Ten in rebounding,                  1950-51       Harry Combes          17-3          22-5          NCAA Final Four; Big Ten Champions
averaging 7.3 boards. Davis has been the Illini’s top                 1941-42       Doug Mills            17-3          18-5          Big Ten Champions
rebounder in 14 games.
• Mike Tisdale ranks fourth in the Big Ten in field goal      Category             2008-09           2007-08            games this season, averaging 1.2 points and 1.2
percentage, shooting 54.2 percent. Davis, meanwhile,          FG Pct.               47.9 (1)         43.5 (7)           assists.
is fifth in the league at 53.7 percent.                       3FG Pct.              37.2 (5)         31.9 (10)
• In Big Ten games only, Tisdale is second in the con-        FT Pct.               73.0 (3)         60.8 (11)          Notes From Ohio State (Jan. 20)
ference in field goal shooting at 61.1 percent.               Assists/Game          18.8 (1)          13.8 (5)          • Illinois held Ohio State to 49 points, OSU’s second-
• Trent Meacham has committed just three turnovers            A/TO Ratio           1.46 (1)          1.01 (8)           lowest point total of the season, and forced the
through 203 minutes of Big Ten play.                          Points/Game          69.7 (6)          63.6 (8)           Buckeyes into a season-high 20 turnovers.
                                                              Scoring Margin       +13.1 (2)         +2.5 (7)           • Chester Frazier had 10 points, his first game Big Ten
Last Time Out: Wisconsin                                      Wins                   17 (1)            16 (7)           game in double figures since scoring 17 vs. Michigan
Illinois ended a five-game losing streak against the          Big Ten Wins            5 (2)             5 (9)           State as a sophomore (Jan. 30, 2007).
Badgers with a 64-57 victory on Saturday at the
Assembly Hall. Demetri McCamey exploded for a sea-         Weber Climbing Illinois’ All-Time Wins List                  Notes From Michigan State (Jan. 17)
son-high 25 points and seven assists in leading the        In just his sixth season, Bruce Weber has already            • Illinois led by seven points at halftime and held the
Illini. Mike Davis had 10 points and eight rebounds        moved into the top five list for wins among Illinois         lead for the majority of the second half. Trailing 54-51,
and Chester Frazier added nine points. The Illini shot     coaches and could move to as high as third this sea-         Michigan State outscored the Illini 12-3 over the final
50 percent on the day while holding Wisconsin to 35.6      son if Illinois continues its success. Here is the list of   six minutes for the victory.
percent from the field. Illinois put the game away at      all-time wins by Illinois head coaches:                      • Alex Legion scored a career-high 15 points, becom-
the free throw line, connecting on 82 percent (18-22)                   Coach              Wins Seasons                 ing the eighth different player to lead the Illini in scor-
on the afternoon, including 10-of-12 accuracy over the            1. Lou Henson             423        21               ing in a game on the season.
final 4:13.                                                       2. Harry Combes           316        20               • Calvin Brock tied his season high with 13 points.
                                                                  3. Doug Mills             151        11
Offensive Turnaround                                              4. J. Craig Ruby          148        14               Assisting The Offense
To better illustrate why Illinois is one of the nation’s          5. Bruce Weber            145         6               Illinois’ ball movement has been very effective this
most improved teams compared to one year ago, the                                                                       season. Illinois also leads the nation in assist rate,
UI’s improvement in a number of offensive statistics is    Jordan Earns Scholarship                                     recording assists on 70.5 percent of its baskets (376
staggering. Below is a list of Illinois’ all-games stats   Sophomore Jeff Jordan came to Illinois last year as a        assists on 533 field goals). The Illini rank third in the
this season compared to last season, with the Illini’s     recruited walk-on. To reward his hard work and               NCAA in assists, averaging 18.8 assists per game.
Big Ten rank in each stat listed in parenthesis:           expanded role with the Illini, Weber placed Jordan on            Illinois has totaled 20+ assists in nine games and
                                                           athletic scholarship for spring semester classes,            recorded a season-high 25 assists vs. Jackson State
                                                           which began on Jan. 20. Jordan has appeared in 18            on Nov. 23, the most by a Big Ten team this year. Here
                                                                                                                        is a game-by-game look at Illinois’ assists-to-field
                 Big Ten Standings                         This Week’s Big Ten Schedule (All Times CT)                  goals percentage this season:
                  (through Jan. 27)                                                                                         Game                  A      FG         Pct.
                                                           Tuesday, Jan. 27
                 Big Ten              Overall                   Purdue def. Wisconsin, 64-63                                E. Washington        14      24         58.3
1. Michigan State 6-1                  16-3                                                                                 Texas A&M-CC         22      27         81.5
                                                           Wednesday, Jan. 28                                               at Vanderbilt        18      24          75
2. ILLINOIS        5-2                 17-3                    Michigan at Ohio State (5:30 pm, BTN)                        Jackson State        25      31         80.6
    Purdue         5-2                 16-4                    Indiana at Northwestern (7:30 pm, BTN)                       vs. Kent State       23      25          92
4. Minnesota       5-3                 17-3                Thursday, Jan. 29                                                vs. Tulsa            13      23         56.5
    Penn State     5-3                 16-5                     Michigan State at Iowa (6 pm, ESPN)                         Clemson              19      31         61.3
6. Michigan        4-4                 14-6                     Illinois at Minnesota (8 pm, BTN)                           vs. Georgia          23      33         69.7
7. Ohio State      3-4                 13-5                                                                                 Hawaii               16      27         59.3
                                                           Saturday, Jan. 31
8. Wisconsin       3-5                 12-8                                                                                 Chicago State        24      32         75.0
                                                                Michigan at Purdue (Noon, CBS)
9. Iowa            2-5                 12-8                                                                                 Detroit              20      29         69.0
                                                                Ohio State at Indiana (3 pm, ESPN2)
    Northwestern   2-5                 10-7                                                                                 vs. Missouri         22      29         75.9
                                                                Wisconsin at Northwestern (7 pm, BTN)
                                                                                                                            Eastern Michigan 18           22        81.8
11. Indiana        0-6                 5-13                Sunday, Feb. 1                                                   at Purdue            21      30         70.0
                                                                Penn State at Michigan State (11 am, BTN)                   at Michigan          23      28         82.1
                                                                Iowa at Illinois (1 pm, BTN)                                Indiana              17      26         65.4

                                                                   2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 3
                                                   FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
Illini Record Under Bruce Weber:                              Scores more bench points               90-27        12-3          UI Week-by-Week Rankings
                               All   08-09                    Scores fewer bench points              49-22         5-0                 AP         ESPN/USA Today
Plays at home                  74-14 11-1                     Scores same bench points               6-1           0-0    Preseason    ––               ––
Plays on the road              28-22 2-2                      Has fewer TOs than opp.                11-17        10-0
                                                                                                                          Nov. 17      ––               ––
Plays at neutral site          43-13 4-0                      Has equal or more TOs than opp.        43-33         7-3
                                                                                                                          Nov. 24      RV               ––
Plays at United Center         11-2    1-0                    Has 15+ assists                        95-19        13-3
                                                              Wears white uniforms                   61-14         9-1    Dec. 1       RV               RV
Big Ten record                 58-31 5-2
                                                              Wears blue uniforms                    13-14         1-1    Dec. 8       RV               ––
Big Ten at home                35-10 4-0
Big Ten on the road            23-21 1-2                      Wears orange uniforms                  71-22         7-1    Dec. 15      RV               ––
When Ranked                    84-15 2-0                      Plays in tournaments                   36-9          4-0    Dec. 22      RV               ––
As No. 1                       31-2    0-0                    NCAA Tournament                        8-4           0-0    Dec. 29      RV               RV
Plays a ranked opponent        21-25 3-2                      In November                            30-3          6-0    Jan. 5       RV               RV
Plays a Top-10 opponent        5-11    1-1                    In December                            39-8          7-1    Jan. 12      RV               RV
Vs. No. 1                      1-0     0-0                    In January                             28-19         4-2    Jan. 19      25               24
Wins the game before           109-35 13-3                    In February                            24-9          0-0    Jan. 26      19               20
Loses the game before          31-15 3-0                      In March                               23-10         0-0    Feb. 2
Leading at the half            121-22 14-3                    In April                               1-1           0-0
                                                                                                                          Feb. 9
Trailing at the half           16-24 1-0                      Plays during the day                   59-26         7-2
                                                                                                                          Feb. 16
Tied at the half               8-4     2-0                    Plays at night                         86-24        10-1
                                                              Margin is 5 points or less             22-16         2-1    Feb. 23
Shoots 45% or better           94-11 11-2
Shoots less than 45%           51-39 6-1                      Margin is between 6-10                 30-21         5-2    March 2
Opp. shoots 45% or less        115-23 15-1                    Margin is between 11-20                51-13         6-0    March 19
Opp. shoots better than 45% FG 30-27 2-2                      Margin is more than 20                 42-0          4-0    March 16
Shoots better than opp.        121-13 15-1                    Has a 20+ point scorer                 59-13        10-1    Final
Shoots worse than opp.         23-37 2-2                      Scores 59 points or less               19-26         1-1
Shoots same as opp.            1-0     0-0                    Scores 60-69 points                    33-16         8-1                    National Polls
Shoots more FT than opp.       83-11 8-0                      Scores 70-79 points                    53-6          6-1    (Jan. 26)                    (Jan. 26)
Shoots fewer FT than opp.      54-37 7-3                      Scores 80-89 points                    29-1          2-0    AP                           ESPN/USA Today
Shoots same number of FT       8-2     2-0                    Scores 90-99 points                    10-0          0-0
                                                                                                                          1. Duke (62)                 1. Duke (30)
Makes more FT than opp.        79-10 9-1                      Scores 100+ points                     1-0           0-0
                                                                                                                          2. Connecticut (6)           2. Connecticut (1)
Makes fewer FT than opp.       57-38 7-2                      Overtime                               8-3           2-0
                                                                                                                          3. Pittsburgh (3)            3. Pittsburgh
Makes same number of FT        9-2     1-0                    On BTN                                 15-10         6-1
                                                                                                                          4. Oklahoma (1)              4. Wake Forest
Scores 70 or more points       93-7    8-1                    On ESPN                                25-16         2-1
                                                                                                                          5. North Carolina            5. Oklahoma
Leads in rebounding            98-25 8-2                      On ESPN2                               16-4          2-1
                                                              On CBS                                 20-21         0-0    6. Wake Forest               6. North Carolina
Trails in rebounding           42-21 9-1
                                                              On FSN                                 6-0           3-0    7. Louisville                7. Louisville
When rebounding is tied        5-4     0-0
                                                                                                                          8. Marquette                 8. Marquette
   Michigan          12           22        54.5              rebounding, averaging 7.3 boards. He also ranks fifth       9. Michigan State            9. Michigan State
   at Michigan State 19           22        86.4              in the league in field goal shooting at 53.7 percent.       10. Xavier                   10. Xavier
   Ohio State        15          27         55.6              Davis has scored in double figures 14 times, with three
                                                                                                                          11. Texas                    11. Clemson
   Wisconsin         12           21        57.1              games of 20 or more points. He also has been the Illini’s
   Total            376          533        70.5              top rebounder in 14 games.                                  12. Clemson                  12. Texas
                                                                 Davis has improved his scoring average by 8.3            13. Butler                   13. Butler
Hot Shooting Illini                                           points this year and has already scored more than           14. Arizona State            14. Arizona State
Illinois is the Big Ten’s top-ranked team and No. 23 in       twice as many points at this point in his sophomore         15. Syracuse                 15. Syracuse
the NCAA in field goal percentage at 47.9 percent on          campaign -- 221 total -- than he did all of last season     16. Purdue                   16. UCLA
the season. The Illini have shot better than 45 percent       as a freshman (87).
                                                                                                                          17. UCLA                     17. Purdue
in 13 games, including 50 percent or better in seven of          Davis had a spectacular performance vs. Clemson
those contests. Against Detroit on Dec. 20, Illinois lit up   on Dec. 2, scoring a career-high 28 points. He made         18. Memphis                  18. Saint Mary’s
the nets for 64.4 percent accuracy (29-45), the UI’s          12-of-19 shots against the Tigers, with his 12 field        19. ILLINOIS                 19. Memphis
highest field goal percentage of the Weber era. The           goals ranking as the most by a Big Ten player this sea-     20. Gonzaga                  20. ILLINOIS
Illini most recently shot 50 percent on Saturday vs.          son.                                                        21. Villanova                21. Villanova
Wisconsin (21-42).                                               Davis has posted four double-doubles this season.        22. Saint Mary’s             22. Notre Dame
                                                              He had 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. Texas A&M-             23. Washington               23. Georgetown
Davis Enjoying Breakout Sophomore Campaign                    Corpus Christi (Nov. 16), 11 points and 12 rebounds at
                                                                                                                          24. Kentucky                 24. Minnesota
Sophomore forward Mike Davis has been very produc-            Vanderbilt (Nov. 20), 17 points and 13 rebounds vs.
tive to start the season. Davis is third on the Illini in     Kent State (Nov. 28) and most recently 11 points and        25. Georgetown               25. Gonzaga
scoring (11.1 ppg) and ranks fourth in the Big Ten in         12 rebounds vs. Chicago State (Dec. 10).                    * Illini opponents listed in bold

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                                      FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
           Illinois Career Totals           2008-09 Fighting Illini Starters
                         2008-09   Career   Game                             G              G            G/F                  F                 C
Double-Digit Scoring Games                  Eastern Washington            Frazier        Meacham        Brock               Davis            Tisdale
Trent Meacham              11        34
Demetri McCamey            13        22     Texas A&M-Corpus Christi      Frazier        Meacham        Brock               Davis            Tisdale
Calvin Brock                3        20     at Vanderbilt                 Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Chester Frazier             3        16     Jackson State                 Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Mike Davis                 14        15     vs. Kent State                Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Mike Tisdale               11        13     vs. Tulsa                     Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Dominique Keller            6         6
Alex Legion                 3         3     Clemson                       Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
                                            vs. Georgia                   Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
20+ Point Games                             Hawaii                        Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Demetri McCamey             4         6     Chicago State                 Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Trent Meacham               2         6     Detroit                       Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Mike Tisdale                4         4
Mike Davis                  3         3     vs. Missouri                  Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Chester Frazier             0         1     Eastern Michigan              Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
                                            at Purdue                     Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
10+ Rebound Games                           at Michigan                   Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Mike Davis                  4         4     Indiana                       Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Chester Frazier             1         4
Mike Tisdale                1         1     Michigan                      Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Calvin Brock                0         1     at Michigan State             Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
                                            Ohio State                    Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Double-Doubles                              Wisconsin                     Frazier        Meacham       McCamey              Davis            Tisdale
Mike Davis                  4         4     at Minnesota
Demetri McCamey (pts-ast)   1         2
Chester Frazier (pts-ast)   0         2     Iowa
Mike Tisdale                1         1     at Wisconsin
Calvin Brock                0         1     Purdue
                                            at Northwestern
5+ 3-Point FG Games                         at Indiana
Trent Meacham               1         4
Demetri McCamey             1         3     Penn State
Chester Frazier             0         1     at Ohio State
                                            Minnesota
3+ Steal Games                              Michigan State
Chester Frazier             4        11     at Penn State
Calvin Brock                3         5
Trent Meacham               1         3
Mike Davis                  2         2        Davis also had a 20-point outing vs. Jackson State    Tisdale Gaining Consistency in the Post
Demetri McCamey             1         1     (Nov. 23), hitting 9-of-10 shots.                        Center Mike Tisdale is another sophomore starter who
Mike Tisdale                1         1                                                              is coming on strong for the Illini. Tisdale ranks second
                                            McCamey Emerging                                         on the team in scoring, averaging 11.7 points, and is
Starts                                      Like Mike Davis, Demetri McCamey is another Illini       third on the team in rebounding with an average of
Chester Frazier             20       77
Trent Meacham               20       63     sophomore who has increased his production.              4.1 boards. He also leads the UI in field goal percent-
Demetri McCamey             18       35     McCamey leads the team in scoring with an average        age at 54.2 percent (fourth in Big Ten) and in blocked
Calvin Brock                2        27     of 12.5 points, over a 4-point improvement from his      shots with 26 (seventh in Big Ten).
Mike Tisdale                20       22     8.2 scoring average as a freshman.                          Tisdale has improved his scoring average by more
Mike Davis                  20       20        McCamey has scored at least eight points in all but   than eight points from his freshman season and like
Leads Team in Scoring                       three games and has reached double figures 13            Davis, has already exceeded his point total this year
Trent Meacham               4        14     times, with three 20+ point games. He scored a sea-      (233 pts) from all of last season (127 pts).
Mike Tisdale                8        10     son-high 25 points vs. Wisconsin last Saturday, had         Tisdale has scored in double figures 11 times this
Demetri McCamey             3         7     23 points at Vanderbilt (Nov. 20), 20 vs. both Clemson   season, led by career-high 25-point outings vs.
Chester Frazier             1         5     (Dec. 2) and Missouri (Dec. 23) and 19 vs. Georgia       Eastern Michigan (Dec. 28) and Chicago State (Dec.
Calvin Brock                1         5
Mike Davis                  3         3     (Dec. 6).                                                10). He had 24 points vs. Michigan (Jan. 10) on 10-of-
Alex Legion                 1         1        In addition to his scoring, McCamey is fifth in the   12 shooting.
Dominique Keller            1         1     Big Ten in assists, averaging 5.1 apg. He tied his          He has been the UI’s leading scorer in a team-high
                                            career high with 11 assists vs. Hawaii on Dec. 8 and     eight games on the year. In Big Ten play, he ranks sec-
Leads Team in Rebounding                    had 10 assists vs. Michigan on Jan. 4. McCamey also      ond in the league in field goal shooting at 61.1 per-
Chester Frazier             3        17
Mike Davis                  14       14     ranks seventh in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio    cent.
Calvin Brock                2        10     at 2.2.
Demetri McCamey             1         4        In Big Ten games only, McCamey leads the Big Ten      Frazier In Control
Richard Semrau               2        3     in both assists (6.1 apg) and assist/ turnover ratio     Chester Frazier is Illinois’ floor leader and has played
Mike Tisdale                 1        1     (3.9).                                                   the best basketball of his career in this his senior
Dominique Keller             1        1
C.J. Jackson                 0        1                                                              season. Frazier leads the Big Ten and ranks 35th in
Trent Meacham                0        1                                                              the nation in assists, averaging 5.5 apg. And despite
                                                                                                     playing 32 minutes per game, Frazier ranks fifth in
                                                 2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 5
                                                FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
                                                                              The Last Time
 AN ILLINOIS PLAYER HAD                                                                  AN OPPONENT PLAYER HAD
 40+ points         Andy Kaufmann (46) vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 12/3/90                  40+ points         Glenn Robinson (49), Purdue, 3/13/94
 35-39 points       Kevin Turner (35) vs. Indiana, 1/3/98                                35-39 points       Daniel Horton (39), Michigan, 2/21/06
 30-34 points       Demetri McCamey (31) vs. Indiana, 2/7/08                             30-34 points       Jamar Butler (32), Ohio State, 1/3/08
 25-29 points       Demetri McCamey (25) vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09                          25-29 points       David Teague (28), Purdue, 1/27/07
 20-24 points       Mike Tisdale (24) vs. Michigan, 1/14/09                              20-24 points       Manny Harris (20), Michigan, 1/14/09
 2, 20+ pt. scorers T. Meacham (23) & D. McCamey (20) vs. Missouri, 12/23/08             2, 20+ pt. scorers Arizona (Jordan Hill-23, Jerryd Bayless-20), 12/8/07
 20+ rebounds       Nick Weatherspoon (22) vs. DePauw, 12/2/72                           20+ rebounds       Joe Franklin (23), Wisconsin, 12/19/66
 15-19 rebounds     Shaun Pruitt (15) vs. Miami (OH), 12/20/07                           15-19 rebounds     JaJuan Johnson (15), Purdue, 12/30/08
 10-14 rebounds     Chester Frazier (11) vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28/08                  10-14 rebounds     Joe Krabbenhoft (12), Wisconsin, 1/24/09
 15+ assists        Tony Wysinger (16) vs. Pittsburgh, 12/6/86                           15+ assists        never, Quinn Buckner (14), Indiana, 2/18/74
 10-14 assists      Demetri McCamey (10) at Michigan, 1/4/09                             10-14 assists      Greivis Vasquez (10), Maryland, 11/28/07
 6+ 3-pointers      Trent Meacham (7) vs. Indiana, 1/10/09                               7+ steals          Jamon Gordon (7), Virginia Tech, 3/16/07
 7+ steals          Kendall Gill (7) vs. Iowa, 3/4/90                                    5+ blocks          Ekpe Udoh (5), Michigan, 2/23/08
 6 steals           Luther Head vs. Iowa, 1/20/05                                        AN OPPONENT TEAM HAD
 5+ blocks          James Augustine (5) vs. Arkansas, 12/6/03                            100+ points        108, Missouri, 12/22/93
 Triple-Double      Sergio McClain (10p, 11r, 11a) vs. Michigan, 1/13/01                 under 50 points    49, Ohio State, 1/20/09
 AN ILLINOIS TEAM HAD                                                                    under 40 points    37, Northwestern, 1/27/08
 100+ points        105 vs. Longwood, 12/27/04                                           over 50 rebounds   50, Delaware State, 11/25/96
 under 50 points    48 vs. Tulsa, 11/29/08                                               over 20 off. reb.  22, Penn State, 1/6/08
 under 40 points    34 vs. Purdue, 1/30/85
 over 50 rebounds   54 vs. Loyola (MD), 12/28/07
 over 20 off. reb.  21 at Vanderbilt, 11/20/08
 overtime           W (71-67) at Purdue, 12/30/08

the conference and 34th in the NCAA with an assist-        season, averaging 10.9 points. He has scored in dou-        taken (+2) and 5-second violations drawn (+2).
to-turnover ratio of 2.3.                                  ble figures 11 times, led by a season-high 23 points           The points are accumulated throughout the season,
   Frazier recorded a career-high 12 assists vs.           vs. Missouri (Dec. 23).                                     and the player with the highest total at the end of the
Clemson, dished out nine assists vs. Detroit and has          Meacham had 21 points vs. Indiana on Jan. 10, con-       year will be presented the Matto Award at the team
had eight assists five times (Texas A&M-Corpus             necting on a season-high seven 3-pointers. He shot          banquet. Here is a look at the current top five players
Christi, Vanderbilt, Kent State, Tulsa and Missouri).      77.8 percent from behind the arc against the Hoosiers       in the race for the Matto Award, along with team and
   Frazier controlled the tempo in the win over Missouri   (7-9), the best 3-point field goal percentage by a Big      opponent totals:
(Dec. 23). In 35 minutes at the point against Mizzou’s     Ten player this season.                                        1. Chester Frazier             133
press, Frazier had a game-high eight assists while                                                                        2. Trent Meacham               101
committing just two turnovers. He also had six             Legion Makes Illini Debut                                      3. Demetri McCamey             89
rebounds and a game-high three steals.                     After sitting out the majority of last season and the          T4. Calvin Brock               80
   He had another strong floor game at Purdue on Dec.      first 10 games of this season per NCAA transfer rules,         T4. Mike Tisdale               80
30, recording a game-high seven assists compared to        sophomore Alex Legion made his Illini debut on Dec. 20         T4. Mike Davis                 80
only one turnover in 41 minutes of play.                   vs. Detroit. Legion entered the game with 12:57                Illinois Season Total          693
   Frazier also is the Illini’s second-leading rebounder   remaining in the first half and made his first field goal      Opponent Season Total          541
on the year, averaging 4.4 boards. He had a season-        attempt -- a 3-pointer -- 29 seconds later. Legion fin-        Illinois’ Matto Record                       16-3-1
high 11 boards against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 28)          ished with six points, two rebounds and one steal in 18        Illinois’ Record When Winning Matto          15-1
and led the Illini in rebounding at Purdue and at          minutes.                                                       Illinois’ Record When Losing/Tying Matto 2-2
Michigan State with seven boards apiece.                        Legion had a breakout game at Purdue on Dec. 30,          Individual Season-High         13 (twice)
   He continues his reputation as Illinois’ top defender   scoring 12 points with five rebounds in 24 minutes. He               Trent Meacham vs. Texas A&M-CC (Nov. 16)
and is on his way to becoming a contender for Big Ten      was in double figures again at Michigan on Jan. 4,                   Chester Frazier vs. Michigan (Jan. 14)
Defensive Player of the Year. Frazier has been assigned    scoring 10. Legion had a season-high 15 points at              Team Season-High               52
to guard all but the center position and has held a        Michigan State on Jan. 17, leading the Illini in scoring             vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Nov. 16)
number of the league’s top offensive players below         for the first time in his career.                              Team Largest Margin            +19 (three times)
their scoring average including Robbie Hummel of                                                                                vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Nov. 16)
Purdue, Kalin Lucas of Michigan State, Evan Turner of      Matto Season Leaders                                                 vs. Georgia (Dec. 6)
Ohio State and Trevon Hughes of Wisconsin.                 The “Matto” play hard chart is a statistical ranking                 vs. Indiana (Jan. 10)
                                                           that is very important to the Fighting Illini program.
Meacham Comfortable With New 3-Point Line                  The name Matto is a tribute to former Illini Matt           Assembly Hall: The House of ’Paign
Senior Trent Meacham, the Illini’s top 3-point marks-      Heldman, the point guard on Illinois’ 1998 Big Ten          The Illini have put together one of the best homecourt
man last season, is shooting it well once again from       Championship team that was tragically killed in a car       records in the nation over the last nine-and-a-half
behind the arc. He is 42-of-98 on the year from the        accident in 1999.                                           years, owning a record of 125-16 (.887) at the
land of three, a 42.9 percent clip, which ranks fifth in      A team manager keeps the chart and Illini players        Assembly Hall this decade. The Illini are also 74-14
the Big Ten. Meacham also stands fifth in the confer-      are awarded points for making the following hustle          (.841) at The Hall during Bruce Weber’s tenure.
ence with an average of 2.1 treys per game.                plays: passes deflected (+1), blocked shots (+1),                Below is a look at Illinois’ record at the Assembly
   Meacham is fourth on the Illini in scoring on the       steals (+1), dives (+1), loose balls (+1), charges          Hall this decade:
                                                                  2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 6
                                                  FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
     Year             Overall             Big Ten
                                                               Ticket Information
     2008-09          11-1                4-0
                                                               Illinois men’s basketball tickets are currently available. Single-game tickets in C-level range from $22-$35.
     2007-08          7-8                 3-6
                                                               Tickets can be purchased online at www.fightingillini.com, by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1, or in person at the
     2006-07          14-3                6-2
                                                               Assembly Hall North Ticket Office.
     2005-06          15-1                7-1
     2004-05          15-0                8-0                    Illinois has three players shooting 80 percent or bet-     -- totaled 16 assists and only one turnover in a com-
     2003-04          12-1                7-1                 ter from the line this season: Trent Meacham, Demetri         bined 105 minutes of play.
     2002-03          14-0                7-0                 McCamey and Mike Tisdale, led by Meacham, who is
     2001-02          13-1                7-1                 33-for-37 on the year (89.2 percent).                         Meacham Big Ten Co-Player of the Week - Dec. 29
     2000-01          12-0                8-0                                                                               Trent Meacham was named Big Ten Co-Player of the
     1999-2000        12-1                7-1                 Illini Record 1,600th Win                                     Week on Dec. 29, winning his first career weekly award
     Total            125-16 (.887)       64-12 (.842)        Illinois became the 13th program in NCAA history to           after averaging 19.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5
                                                              reach 1,600 wins with its victory over Michigan on Jan.       rebounds in wins over No. 25 Missouri and Eastern
Illini Nation’s Eighth-Winningest Team Under Weber            14. Here is a list of the 1,600-win club in NCAA Div. I:      Michigan. He scored a season-high 23 points vs.
Illinois has won a total of 145 games during Bruce                Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Syracuse,         Mizzou and then had 16 points vs. EMU. In the two
Weber’s tenure in Champaign. Illinois currently ranks             Temple, St. John’s, UCLA, Pennsylvania,                   games, he shot a combined 50 percent from the field
as the seventh-winningest team in the nation over the             Notre Dame, Indiana, Utah, ILLINOIS.                      (10-20), 63.6 percent from 3-point range (7-11) and
last five-and-a-half seasons. The Illini were tied with                                                                     92.3 percent from the free throw line (12-13).
Duke and Florida for the most wins nationally at 112          Notes From Michigan (Jan. 14)                                    Meacham shared the honor with Michigan’s
each over a four-year period from 2004-07.                    • Illinois held Michigan to its season-low in both            DeShawn Sims.
       Illinois recorded 26 wins in 2003-04, an NCAA          points (51) and field goal percentage (19-59, .322)
record-tying 37 victories in 2004-05, 26 wins in 2005-        • Mike Tisdale was dominant in the win, scoring 24            Illini Earn Third-Best Non-Conference Record
06, 23 wins in 2006-07, 16 victories last year and 17         points -- one shy of his career high -- on 10-of-12           Under Weber
wins so far this season. The following ranking is the         shooting.                                                     Illinois wrapped up the non-conference portion of its
top teams in the NCAA by total wins over the last five-       • The Illini held Michigan to just 20 points on six field     2008-09 schedule with a record of 12-1, which is the
and-a-half seasons (since beginning of the 2003-04            goals after intermission. Five of those six UM baskets        third-best non-conference mark by the Illini under
season):                                                      were by Manny Harris, as the rest of the Wolverines           Weber and the program’s best record entering league
               School             Wins     Next Game          combined to shoot 1of-21 in the second half.                  play since 2006. Here is a look at Illinois’ regular sea-
        1. Memphis                164         Jan. 28         • Illinois trailed at halftime for the first time this sea-   son non-conference records under Weber:
        2. North Carolina         159         Jan. 28         son.                                                          Year         Non-Conf. Conf. Postseason Total
        3. Duke                   158         Jan. 28                                                                       2003-04          9-2     13-3         4-2        26-7
        4. Kansas                 157         Jan. 28         Notes From Indiana (Jan. 10)                                  2004-05         14-0     15-1         8-1        37-2
        5. Florida                153         Jan. 28         • The 31-point margin of victory marked the Illini’s          2005-06         14-0     11-5         1-2        26-7
        6. Pittsburgh             150         Jan. 28         largest over the Hoosiers in the 161-game history of          2006-07         12-3      9-7         2-2        23-12
        7. Texas                  146         Jan. 31         the series.                                                   2007-08          8-5     5-13         3-1        16-19
        8. ILLINOIS               145         Jan. 29         • Illinois hit a season-high 13 three-pointers, connect-      2008-09         12-1      5-2                    17-3
        9. Gonzaga                144         Jan. 29         ing on 52 percent from behind the arc (13-25).                Total          69-11    58-31        18-8       145-50
        10. Wisconsin             142         Jan. 31         • Trent Meacham led the way with 21 points on 7-of-9
                                                              shooting from 3-point range (77.8 percent), the top 3-        Illini By the Numbers Under Weber
Converting at the Line                                        point field goal percentage by a Big Ten player this          Illinois has been a consistent winner under Bruce
Illinois’ struggles from the free throw line last season      season.                                                       Weber, a tenure that spans some of the most success-
were well documented, as the UI was last in the Big           • Illinois jumped out to a 21-2 lead seven minutes into       ful seasons in school history. The following is a break-
Ten and one of the bottom 10 schools nationally at            the game.                                                     down of Illinois’ success under Weber:
60.8 percent.                                                                                                               • 145-50: Illinois’ overall record under Weber, a win-
    This year’s squad is hoping to convert more oppor-        Notes From Michigan (Jan. 4)                                  ning percentage of .744.
tunities from the line, which in turn will help the squad     • The game was tied at 62-all, but Michigan outscored         • 74-14: Illinois’ record at the Assembly Hall under
in finishing close games. Illinois is off to a great start,   the Illini 12-2 over the final six minutes to claim the       Weber, a winning percentage of .841.
shooting 73 percent from the charity stripe to rank           victory.                                                      • 37-2: Illinois’ record in 2004-05, which tied the
third in the Big Ten and 50th in the NCAA. The Illini         • Calvin Brock led the Illini in scoring for the first time   record for the winningest season in NCAA history.
were 13-of-16 from the foul line against Texas A&M-           on the year, totaling 13 points.                              • 26-7: Illinois’ record in 2005-06 as well as 2003-04,
Corpus Christi (81.3 percent), tied a school record by        • Demetri McCamey recorded his first double-double of         which tie the fourth-winningest seasons in school his-
shooting 100 percent from the line at Vanderbilt (11-         the season with 11 points and 10 assists.                     tory.
11), were 10-13 vs. Jackson State (77 percent), 7-8 vs.                                                                     • 23-12: Illinois’ record in 2006-07.
Clemson (87.5 percent), 13-15 vs. Eastern Michigan            Notes From Purdue (Dec. 30)                                   • 17-3: Illinois’ record this season.
(86.7 percent), 11-13 vs. Indiana (84.5 percent) and          • With the victory over No. 9 Purdue, Illinois notched its    • 58-31: Illinois’ record in Big Ten play under Weber –
18-22 vs. Wisconsin (81.8 percent).                           first road win over a Top-10 team in 20 seasons, since        which incudes back-to-back outright championships
    Illinois made 21 consecutive free throws over a           defeating No. 8 Michigan in Ann Arbor on March 11,            in 2004 and 2005 – a winning percentage of .652.
three-game stretch, spanning 77:01. The streak began          1989.                                                         • 127-42: Illinois’ record in regular season games
with the final two free throws vs. Texas A&M-Corpus           • Illinois committed just six turnovers against a             under Weber, a winning percentage of .752.
Christi, continued with all 11 attempts vs. Vanderbilt,       Boilermaker defense that was forcing nearly 20                • 69-11: Illinois’ record in regular season non-confer-
and extended to the first eight foul shots vs. Jackson        turnovers per game. The UI’s three starting guards --         ence games under Weber, a winning percentage of
State.                                                        Chester Frazier, Trent Meacham and Demetri McCamey            .863.

                                                                     2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 7
                                                 FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
• 28-22: Illinois’ record in road games under Weber, a       Notes From Detroit (Dec. 20)                               Tisdale Named South Padre Island Invitational MVP
winning percentage of .560.                                  • Illini shot 64.4 percent from the floor (29-45), the     and Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 1
• 42-13: Illinois’ record in neutral-site games under        highest field goal percentage of Bruce Weber’s six-year    Sophomore Mike Tisdale was named MVP of the South
Weber, a winning percentage of .764.                         tenure.                                                    Padre Island Invitational after averaging 16.0 points,
• 8-4: Illinois’ NCAA Tournament record under Weber –        • Illinois also shot a season-high 61.1 percent from 3-    7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over two games. He
which includes a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2004 and the        point range (11-18).                                       scored 20 points with seven rebounds in the win over
program’s first-ever appearance in the national cham-                                                                   Kent State. Tisdale was again the game’s leading scor-
pionship game in 2005 – a winning percentage of              Notes From Chicago State (Dec. 10)                         er the following night, registering 12 points in the title
.667.                                                        • Illinois tied its season high with 13 steals while       game vs. Tulsa. He also added seven boards and three
• 10-4: Illinois’ Big Ten Tournament record under            Chicago State committed 29 turnovers, the most by a        blocks for the second straight game.
Weber – which includes the 2005 tournament title – a         UI opponent on the season.                                    But it wasn't just his scoring, it was when the
winning percentage of .714, the best winning percent-        • Mike Tisdale recorded his first career double-double,    points came, that helped Tisdale garner the MVP
age in Big Ten Tournament history.                           scoring a career-high 25 points and grabbing a career-     award. He scored 10 of Illinois’ last 15 points vs. Kent
• 18-8: Illinois’ combined postseason record under           high 10 boards.                                            State, including the Illini's first three baskets of over-
Weber, a winning percentage of .692.                                                                                    time, highlighted by an up-and-under move that put
                                                             Notes From Hawaii (Dec. 8)                                 the Illini up 66-63 with 22 seconds left. He was not
Illini Nation’s Sixth-Winningest Team this Decade            • Demetri McCamey tied his career high with 11             done with the late game heroics, however, breaking a
Illinois ranks as the sixth-winningest team in the           assists.                                                   44-all tie vs. Tulsa with the game’s final two field
nation over the past nine-and-a-half seasons in terms        • Chester Frazier scored a season-high 14 points and       goals, a left-handed turnaround in the lane with 1:13
of total wins. Illinois has reeled off 245 victories since   made 4-of-6 from 3-point range. His four treys were        left that put the Illini up two, followed by a 17-foot
the beginning of the 1999-2000 season, trailing only         the most since his sophomore season when he made           jumper with 22 seconds remaining to put the Illini up
Duke, Kansas, Florida, Gonzaga and Memphis.                  five threes vs. Penn State (March 8, 2007).                by the final margin of four points.
Following is a list of the winningest teams (ranked by                                                                     Tisdale was then named Big Ten Co-Player of the
total wins) this decade:                                     Notes From Georgia (Dec. 6)                                Week on Dec. 1, sharing the award with Purdue’s
         School             Wins        Next Game            • Leading 54-42 with 7:15 left, Illinois closed the        E’Twaun Moore. He became the first Illini to receive the
    1. Duke                 279         Jan. 28              game on a 22-0 run.                                        conference weekly honor since Shaun Pruitt on Dec. 24,
    2. Kansas               270         Jan. 28              • Illinois’ three sophomore starters (Demetri McCamey,     2007.
    3. Florida              253         Jan. 28              Mike Davis and Mike Tisdale) combined for 47 points
    T4. Memphis             250         Jan. 28              on 22-of-32 shooting (68.8 percent).                       Frazier and McCamey Earn South Padre Island
    T4. Gonzaga             250         Jan. 29                                                                         Invitational All-Tournament Team Honors
    6. ILLINOIS             245         Jan. 29              Notes From Clemson (Dec. 2)                                In addition to Mike Tisdale’s MVP award, the Illini had
    7. Texas                243         Jan. 31              • Mike Davis scored a career-high 28 points, while         two players named to the South Padre Island
    8. Connecticut          242         Jan. 28              Demetri McCamey added 20 points. It was the first          Invitational All-Tournament Team in guards Chester
    9. Utah State           241         Jan. 29              time the Illini had a pair of 20-point scorers since       Frazier and Demetri McCamey.
    T10. Syracuse           239         Jan. 28              James Augustine (23) and Dee Brown (20) at Michigan           Frazier played outstanding defense, guarding Kent
    T10. Pittsburgh         239         Jan. 28              on Feb. 21, 2006.                                          State’s Al Fisher and Tulsa’s Ben Uzoh. Despite battling
    12. Oklahoma            235         Jan. 31              • Chester Frazier dished out a career-high 12 assists.     a deep thigh bruise that had Frazier receiving treat-
    13. Kentucky            234         Jan. 31              • Richard Semrau collected a career-high eight             ment throughout the weekend, he logged 78 of a pos-
                                                             rebounds.                                                  sible 85 minutes and led the tournament in assists
Another Year of Braggin’ Rights                                                                                         with 16 (eight each vs. Kent State and Tulsa) while
Illinois brought home the Braggin’ Rights trophy for a       November Perfection                                        totaling just four turnovers.
school-record ninth straight year, dominating Missouri       With its 6-0 start, Illinois completed the month of           He also made perhaps the highlight play of the tour-
from start to finish in a 75-59 victory in St. Louis on      November without a blemish. The Illini own a 30-3          nament, when with the Kent State game tied at 62 in
Dec. 23. Illinois jumped out to a double-digit lead nine     record in November games during Bruce Weber’s              overtime, he tracked down an offensive rebound and
minutes into the game, led 40-22 at halftime, and            tenure and have gone undefeated on the month four          jumped completely over the Illini bench to save the ball
enjoyed a 64-40 advantage with six minutes remaining         times in Weber’s six years: Nov. 2003 (3-0), Nov. 2004     before landing in the first row of the stands.
before settling for the final 16-point margin.               (4-0), Nov. 2005 (6-0) and Nov. 2008 (6-0).                   McCamey, meanwhile, had nine points and seven
    Illinois controlled the tempo and played excellent                                                                  assists vs. Kent State followed by eight points vs.
defense once again against the Tigers, holding               Illini Win South Padre Island Invitational Championship    Tulsa.
Missouri to 59 points, more than 27 points below its         Illinois won a pair of close games to claim the cham-
season average and marking the first time Mizzou had         pionship of the South Padre Island Invitational, Nov.      Notes From Jackson State (Nov. 23)
scored less than 71 points on the season. The Tigers         28-29, defeating Kent State, 69-63, in overtime in the     • The Illini shot 62 percent (31-50), the highest per-
also shot a season-low 37.1 percent (23-62), its first       third round, and Tulsa, 48-44, in the title game.          centage since shooting 63.6 percent (35-55) vs.
game of the season shooting less than 41 percent.                Mike Tisdale scored 20 points vs. Kent State with      Delaware State on Nov. 19, 2004.
    Trent Meacham led the lllini with a season-high 23       seven rebounds and three blocked shots, while Mike         • Illinois recorded 25 assists, its highest total since
points while Demetri McCamey had 20 points, includ-          Davis recorded his third double-double of the year with    totaling 26 vs. IUPUI on Dec. 6, 2006.
ing 18 in the first half.                                    17 points and a game-high 13 boards.                       • Dominique Keller scored a career-high 16 points on
                                                                 Tisdale led the Illini again vs. Tulsa, recording 12   8-for-8 shooting.
Notes From Eastern Michigan (Dec. 28)                        points along with seven rebounds and three blocks.         • Mike Davis had 20 points and a career-high five
• Mike Tisdale tied his career high with 25 points.          Richard Semrau came off the bench to score a career-       assists.
• Chester Frazier had a season-high 11 rebounds.             high nine points while Demetri McCamey added eight.


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                Returning Illini Leaders                         • In addition to the Islanders’ 12 first-half points                  Returning for the Illini in 2008-09
                                                                 marking the lowest scoring half in Texas A&M-CC
                                                    Team Rank    school history, it also was just two points shy of the        Statistic      07-08 Returning Lost %Returning
                                                                 fewest ever scored in a half at Assembly Hall (record is      Minutes        7125    4829 2296      67.8
 Category              Player        Statistic        in 07-08
                                                                                                                               Points         2227    1324    903    59.5
 Minutes . . . .Chester Frazier . . .1136 . . . . . .1st         10 by Southern Mississippi on Dec. 3, 1984).
                                                                                                                               Field Goals     809     473    336    58.5
 Min./Game . .Chester Frazier . . .33.4 . . . . . .1st           • Mike Davis posted his first career double-double            3-Pt. FGs       196     172     24    87.8
 Points . . . . .Trent Meacham . . .345 . . . . . .2nd           with 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.                 Free Throws     413     206    207    50.0
 Pts./Game . .Trent Meacham . . .10.1 . . . . . .2nd                                                                           Rebounds       1266     735    531    58.1
 Field Goals . .Trent Meacham . . .109 . . . . . . .3rd          Notes From the Opener vs. Eastern Washington (Nov. 14)        Assists         482     391     91    81.1
 FG Pct. . . . . . .Mike Tisdale . . . ..482 . . . . . .2nd      • Illinois held Eastern Washington to just five field         Blocks           94      54     40    57.4
 3-Pt. FGs . . .Trent Meacham . . . .74 . . . . . . .1st         goals and 15 points in the second half.                       Steals          171     120     51    70.2
 3-Pt. FG Pct. Trent Meacham . . ..400 . . . . . .1st            • Eastern Washington shot 29.8 percent for the game
 Free Throws .Trent Meacham . . . .53 . . . . . . .3rd           (17-57), the lowest percentage by an Illini opponent          season as a true-freshman. He started 17 games and
 FT Pct. . . . . .Trent Meacham . . ..746 . . . . . .1st         since Loyola-MD shot an Assembly Hall record-low 20           was fourth on the team in scoring with an average of
 Off. Reb. . . . .Calvin Brock . . . . .54 . . . . . . .3rd      percent (13-65) last year (Dec. 28, 2007). The Eagles         8.2 points. He led the Illini in assists during conference
 Def. Reb. . . .Chester Frazier . . .130 . . . . . .2nd          also made just 19 percent (4-21) from 3-point land.           play (3.9 apg) and earned Big Ten All-Tournament
 Tot. Reb. . . . .Chester Frazier . . .165 . . . . . . .3rd                                                                    Team honors.
 Reb./Game . .Chester Frazier . . . .4.9 . . . . . . .3rd        Illinois Signs Nationally Ranked Recruiting Class             • In addition to the three returning starters, Illinois
 Assists . . . . .Chester Frazier . . .122 . . . . . . .1st      Bruce Weber announced his 2009 Recruiting Class on            returns seven other letterwinners in senior Calvin
 Blocks . . . . . .Mike Tisdale . . . . .15 . . . . . . .3rd     Nov. 12. The Fighting Illini signed four student-ath-         Brock, junior C.J. Jackson, and sophomores Bill Cole,
 Steals . . . . . . .Calvin Brock . . . . .31 . . . . . . .1st   letes in Top-50 players D.J. Richardson and Brandon           Mike Davis, Jeff Jordan, Richard Semrau and Mike
                                                                 Paul as well as Top-100 players Tyler Griffey and             Tisdale.
Notes From Vanderbilt (Nov. 20)                                  Joseph Bertrand. The class is ranked as high as No. 8         • Illinois has four newcomers on the roster: Junior
• Illinois became the first team from a BCS conference           nationally by Rivals.com and checks in at No. 10 by           Dominique Keller, from Lee College in Baytown, Texas,
to win on the road against a BCS team on the season.             ESPN and No. 13 by Scout.com.                                 freshman Stan Simpson from Chicago Simeon High
• The win snapped Vanderbilt’s 20-game winning                       Richardson, a 6-3 guard from Peoria, is enrolled at       School, sophomore Alex Legion, who transferred from
streak at Memorial Gymnasium.                                    Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nev. after previ-          Kentucky in January and sat out the first half of this
• Demetri McCamey scored a season-high 23 points.                ously attending Central High School. He earned sec-           season per NCAA rules, and junior walk-on Andrew
He made five 3-pointers including two in spectacular             ond-team All-State honors last season after averag-           “Bubba” Chisholm.
fashion, a halftime buzzer beater that gave the Illini a         ing 17.8 points and six rebounds.
36-35 lead, and one with the shot clock expiring off an              Paul is a 6-3 guard from Gurnee, attending Warren         Recapping Last Season
inbounds play with 13:54 left that cut a five-point              Township High School. He earned first-team All-State          • Illinois became the first No. 10 seed in the history of
deficit to two.                                                  honors as a junior after averaging 20 points and six          the Big Ten Tournament to advance to the champi-
• Illinois outscored Vanderbilt 17-6 over the final 9:27         rebounds.                                                     onship game with three wins in three days. The run
of the game to turn a 57-52 deficit into a 69-63 victo-              Griffey is a 6-9 forward from Wildwood, Mo. and           started with a 64-63 win over Penn State on a game-
ry. During that closing stretch, the Commodores made             attends Lafayette High School. He was a Class 5 All-          winning reverse layup by Chester Frazier with 3.8 sec-
just one basket.                                                 State selection after averaging 17.8 points, 8.7              onds left. The Illini then earned its first win over a
• Illinois tied the school single-game free throw per-           rebounds and 2.8 blocks last season.                          ranked opponent on the year with a 74-67 overtime
centage record by shooting a perfect 11-for-11 from                  Bertrand is a 6-5 guard from Sterling High School.        victory over No. 17 Purdue in the quarterfinals. Next,
the line.                                                        He averaged 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.7                 Illinois defeated Minnesota 54-50 in the semifinals to
• The Illini grabbed 21 offensive rebounds, its highest          assists as a junior, earning second-team All-State            advance to the title game. The run came to an end with
total since recording 21 last season vs. Loyola-MD               accolades.                                                    a loss to No. 8 Wisconsin in the championship.
(Dec. 28, 2007).                                                                                                               • Illinois ranked 19th in the nation in scoring defense
                                                                 Illini Headlines Entering the 2008-09 Season                  last year, allowing an average of just 61.1 points on
Illini Win Fourth Consecutive Road Game vs. SEC                  • Illinois returns three starters on this year’s squad in     the season. The Illini also ranked 24th in field goal
Illinois’ win at Vanderbilt extended its streak of con-          guards Chester Frazier, Demetri McCamey and Trent             percentage defense, holding opponents to 39.9 percent
secutive victories vs. SEC opponents on the road to              Meacham.                                                      shooting on the year.
four. Prior to the game in Nashville on Nov. 20, it had          • Senior Trent Meacham is the Illini’s leading return-        • Two areas that have been stressed in practices this
been 19 years since the Illini’s last trip to SEC territo-       ing scorer. Meacham was second on the team in scor-           fall have been free throw shooting and focusing on fin-
ry. Here are the results from Illinois’ last four games          ing in 2007-08 (10.1 ppg) and led the Illini and ranked       ishing. Illinois was last in the Big Ten in free throw per-
against SEC teams on their home floor:                           11th in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage          centage last year at 60.8 percent. Illinois either led or
    Nov. 20, 2008     at Vanderbilt        W, 69-63              (.400). He started 31 games last season, scoring in           was tied at halftime in all but eight games last sea-
    Dec. 5, 1989      at Florida           W, 74-69              double figures 18 times, and was the UI’s top scorer in       son. The Illini led during the second half in 10 losses
    Nov. 28, 1989     at Mississippi       W, 83-72              eight games on the year.                                      and either led, were tied or trailed by one basket with
    Dec. 22, 1988     at LSU               W, 127-100            • Senior Chester Frazier started 29 games last season         less than two minutes remaining in 10 losses. Thirteen
                                                                 and led the Illini in minutes, averaging 33.4 mpg. He         of Illinois’ losses were by eight points or less.
Notes From Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Nov. 16)                    averaged 4.9 points and led the team in assists, rank-        • The close games continued throughout the season.
• Illinois went on a 23-2 run over the final 14:50 of the        ing sixth in the Big Ten with 3.6 apg. Frazier is Illinois’   Although Illinois tied for ninth place with a conference
first half, turning a 10-5 deficit into a 28-12 lead at          top defender and leading returning rebounder after            record of 5-13 last year, the Illini were only outscored
intermission. During that run, Texas A&M-CC was 1-of-            ranking third on the team with an average of 4.9              by a total of three points over the entire 18-game Big
15 from the field, which included a scoreless stretch of         rebounds last season.                                         Ten schedule (-0.2 ppg).
longer than 10 minutes.                                          • Sophomore Demetri McCamey came on strong last               • Illinois faced one of the most difficult schedules in

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the country last year. The Illini had the No. 23-rated       Three Illini in the NBA                                            Cleotis Brown - Illinois 1999-2000
strength of schedule in the nation and played 14             Illinois currently has three alumni in the NBA in Deron                  Mexico (Halcones Rojos)
games against teams ranked in the Top 50 of the RPI.         Williams, Luther Head and Brian Cook.                              Dee Brown - Illinois 2003-06
Texas was the only school to play more top 50 RPI                  Williams, the highest drafted player in Illinois his-              Isreal (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
opponents.                                                   tory at No. 3 in the 2005 Lottery, is in his fourth season         Kiwane Garris - Illinois 1994-97
                                                             with the Utah Jazz.                                                      Italy (Premiata)
Illinois’ Academic Success Under Weber                             Head, taken with the 24th pick in the 2005 first             Jack Ingram - Illinois 2004-05
A total of 15 players have earned their University of        round, is in his fourth season with the Houston                          Poland (Energa Czarni Slupsk)
Illinois degree during Bruce Weber’s tenure. The Illini      Rockets.                                                           Damir Krupalija - Illinois 1999-02
basketball team also has the highest Academic                      Cook, chosen as the 24th pick in the first round of                France (Dijon)
Progress Rate (APR) in the Big Ten in the most recent        the 2003 draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, is now in his            Roger Powell - Illinois 2002-05
report released in May 2008, with a score of 989 based       sixth season in the NBA, currently with the Orlando                      Israel (Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem)
on four-year data from the 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-           Magic.                                                             Shaun Pruitt - Illinois 2005-08
06 and 2006-07 school years. Illinois received a public                                                                               Czech Republic (BK Prostejov)
recognition award by the NCAA for ranking in the top         D-Will Wins Gold
10 percent nationally among schools that sponsor             Former Illini and current Utah Jazz starting point guard      Illini Tipoff Season with World’s Biggest Basketball
men’s basketball, the third straight year that Illinois      Deron Williams is a member of the USA Basketball              Practice
received the award.                                          Senior National Team. Williams was one of 12 players          The Illini men’s and women’s basketball teams began
      Following is a list of Illini graduates under Weber:   on the USA squad that went 8-0 en route to a gold             the 2008-09 season in a unique way, taking the court
      Jerrance Howard - B.S., speech communication           medal in August at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.                 at halftime and following the Illinois-Minnesota foot-
      Nick Smith - B.S. & M.S., finance                      Williams is the first-ever Fighting Illini basketball         ball game on Oct. 11 for the World’s Biggest Basketball
      Luther Head - B.S., sport management                   player to win an Olympic gold medal.                          Practice in front of over 60,000 fans at Memorial
      Jack Ingram - B.S., electrical engineering                                                                           Stadium.
      Fred Nkemdi - B.S., political science                  Illini Overseas                                                     Flex Court Athletics, a Kewanee, Ill.-based com-
      Roger Powell - B.S., speech communication              In addition to the four Illini that are currently on NBA      pany that specializes in outdoor courts, donated the
      James Augustine - B.S., sport management               rosters, there are a number of Illinois alums currently       playing surface, which was set up in the south end
      Dee Brown - B.S., sport management                     playing professional basketball overseas:                     zone of Memorial Stadium prior to the football game.
      Marcus Arnold - B.S., speech communication                    Robert Archibald - Illinois 1999-02
      Warren Carter - B.S., community health                              Spain (Unicaja Malaga)                           Former Illini Greats Reunite at A Night of Legends
      Rich McBride - B.S., sport management                         Marcus Arnold - Illinois 2006-07                       Some of the greatest players in Fighting Illini history
      Brian Randle - B.S., agri-finance                                   Czech Republic (BK Nova Hut Ostrava)             reunited at the Assembly Hall on Sept. 13 for A Night of
      Calvin Brock - B.S., sport management                         James Augustine - Illinois 2003-06                     Legends alumni basketball game. Led by former
      Trent Meacham - B.S., sport management                              Spain (Kalise Gran Canaria)                      Illinois head coach Lou Henson and former Illini assis-
      Shaun Pruitt - B.S., speech communication                     Cory Bradford - Illinois 1999-02                       tant coach Jimmy Collins, a total of 29 UI letterwinners
                                                                          Cyprus (Achilleas Kaimakliou)                    participated in the event. A tremendous crowd of

 Illini in the NBA
 Name                  Team                     Notes
 Brian Cook            Orlando Magic            First-round pick in 2003 Draft (No. 24 overall) is in sixth season in the NBA … Has played in 16 games this season,
                                                averaging 3.0 points and 1.3 rebouns in 7.1 minutes … Traded to the Orlando Magic on Nov. 21, 2007 after spending
 first four-plus seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers … Played in 51 games last season, starting twice, and averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per
 game … Played in 65 games in 2006-07, averaging 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds … Had a career-high 14 rebounds at Phoenix (3/4/07) … Played in 81 games in
 2005-06, earning 46 starts, and posted career-high averages of 7.9 points and 3.4 rebounds … Recorded a career-high 28 points at Dallas (2/7/06) … Played in 72
 games in 2004-05, averaging 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds … Appeared in 35 games as a rookie in 2003-04, starting twice, and averaged 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds
 … Participated in 2004 NBA Finals.

 Luther Head           Houston Rockets         First-round pick in 2005 Draft (No. 24 overall) is in fourth season with Rockets … Had played in 22 games this
                                               season, starting four times, and is averaging 4.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.6 minutes … Played in 73
 games last season, starting 17 times, and averaged 7.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 19 minutes per game … Played in 80 games in 2006-07, earning 10
 starts, and averaged 10.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28 minutes per game … Tallied career highs of 30 points vs. Golden State (4/4/07) and 11 assists
 vs. San Antonio (12/22/06) … Selected to Sophomore Team for 2007 NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge … Played in 80 games as a rookie, earning 27 starts, and aver-
 aged 8.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 29 minutes per game … Had a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Phoenix (11/23/05) … 2006 NBA All-Rookie Second
 Team … Selected to Rookie Team for 2006 NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge.

 Deron Williams        Utah Jazz                Lottery selection is the highest draft pick in Illinois history at No. 3 overall in 2005 Draft … Member of USA Basketball
                                                Senior National Team that earned gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2007 FIBA Tournament of the
 Americas … First Illini basketball player ever to win an Olympic Gold Medal … Now in his fourth season with Utah, has started 32 games and is averaging 16.8
 points, 10.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 35.3 minutes … Started all 82 games last season and averaged 18.8 points, 10.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in
 37.3 minutes per game … Won Skills Challenge during 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend … Scored a career-high 41 points at Dallas (12/8/07) … Started every game for
 the Jazz in 2007, averaging 16.2 points, 9.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 36.9 minutes per game … Ranked second in the NBA in assists behind Steve Nash … Had a
 breakout performance in the playoffs, averaging 19.2 points, 8.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals while helping lead Utah to the Western Conference Finals …
 Dished out career-high 21 assists vs. Memphis (1/24/07) … Selected to Sophomore Team for the 2007 NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge … Played in 80 games during
 rookie season of 2005-06, earning 47 starts, and averaged 10.8 points, 4.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 29 minutes per game … 2006 NBA All-Rookie First Team …
 Selected to Rookie Team for 2006 NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge.
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15,417 watched the Blue team defeat the White team             Second-Team All-American; 6) Illinois All-Century           Illini Program Ranked Among Nation’s Finest
by the score of 84-70. Deron Williams, Dee Brown,              Team Member. Following is a list of Illinois’ honored       Two national magazines ranked the Fighting Illini
Luther Head and Roger Powell from the 2005 national            jerseys:                                                    men’s basketball program among the nation’s elite in
runner-up squad served as captains for the Blue team,               #1 Ray Woods               G, 1915-17                  two very different categories.
while Nick Anderson, Kendall Gill, Kenny Battle, Marcus             #1 Chuck Carney            F, 1920-22                        Forbes Magazine ranked the Most Valuable
Liberty, Stephen Bardo and Ervin Small from the 1989                #19 Bill Hapac             F, 1938-40                  College Basketball Teams and placed a value of $19.4
Final Four squad were captains for the White team.                  #47 Andy Phillip           F, 1942-43                  million on the Illini program, which ranked sixth in the
Others participating included Brian Cook, Frank                     #25 Gene Vance             G, 1942-43, 47              nation and tied Indiana for tops in the Big Ten. The val-
Williams, Kiwane Garris, Cory Bradford, Jerry Hester,               #14 Walt Kirk              G, 1944-45, 47              uations were based on what the basketball programs
Marcus Griffin, Sergio McClain, Sean Harrington,                    #40 Dike Eddleman          F, 1947-49                  contribute to four important beneficiaries: their univer-
Lucas Johnson, Jerrance Howard.                                     #33 Bill Erickson          G, 1947-50                  sity (money generated by basketball that goes to the
                                                                    #11 Don Sunderlage         G, 1949-51                  institution for academic purposes, including scholar-
Honored Jerseys Unveiled                                            #37 Rod Fletcher           G, 1950-52                  ship payments for basketball players); athletic depart-
The University of Illinois has recognized its most deco-            #22 John “Red” Kerr        C, 1952-54                  ment (the net profit generated by the basketball pro-
rated basketball players in school history by perma-                #23 Jerry Colangelo        G, 1960-62                  gram retained by the department); conference (the dis-
nently hanging a banner with their name and number                  #40 Dave Downey            F, 1961-63                  tribution of tournament revenue); and local communi-
from the rafters of the Assembly Hall. A total of 30                #35 Skip Thoren            C, 1963-65                  ties (incremental spending by visitors to the county
men’s players earned a spot on this distinguished list              #15 Don Freeman            F, 1964-66                  during the regular season that is attributable to the
and their jerseys were unveiled for the first time on               #24 Jim Dawson             G, 1965-67                  program).
Sept. 13 following A Night of Legends alumni game.                  #12 Nick Weatherspoon F, 1971-73                             Stack Magazine ranked the nation’s basketball
     Players selected to have their jerseys honored                 #33 Eddie Johnson          F, 1978-81                  programs using the 2008 U.S. News ranking for col-
must have achieved any of the following criteria: 1)                #12 Derek Harper           G, 1981-83                  leges and universities, the APR score, final national
National Player of the Year; 2) Enshrined in the                    #25 Bruce Douglas          G, 1983-86                  rankings for the past three seasons and games above
National Basketball Hall of Fame; 3) U.S. Olympian; 4)              #33 Ken Norman             F, 1985-87                  .500 for the past three seasons. In this ranking, Illinois
Big Ten Player of the Year; 5) Consensus First- or                  #13 Kendall Gill           G, 1987-90                  finished fifth nationally and again was tops among the
                                                                    #25 Nick Anderson          F, 1988-89                  Big Ten institutions.
 Coach Bruce Weber Media Luncheon/                                  #33 Kenny Battle           F, 1988-89
 Teleconference Schedule                                            #25 Deon Thomas            F/C, 1991-94
 All luncheons will be held on the 8th floor of the Illinois        #30 Frank Williams         G, 2000-02
 Football Press Box at Memorial Stadium (enter west side of         #34 Brian Cook             F, 2000-03
 stadium at gate 10 and use north elevator). Contact the UI         #4 Luther Head             G, 2002-05
 Sports Information Office for phone number information.            #5 Deron Williams          G, 2003-05
                                                                    #11 Dee Brown              G, 2003-06
 Friday, Jan. 30, 11:30 am - Teleconference
 Monday, Feb. 2, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference              Harrington Joins Illini Staff
 Tuesday, Feb. 3, 11:30 am - Teleconference                    Former Fighting Illini shooting guard Sean Harrington
 Friday, Feb. 6, 11:30 am - Teleconference                     was hired in July as director of basketball operations.
 Monday, Feb. 9, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference              Harrington returns to Champaign after previously
 Tuesday, Feb. 10, 11:30 am - Luncheon/Teleconference          working in basketball operations at St. Louis
 Friday, Feb. 13, 11:30 am - Teleconference                    University. Prior to his time at SLU, he spent three
 Monday, Feb. 16, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference             years at Northern Illinois, one as an assistant coach
 Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11:30 am - Luncheon/Teleconference          and two as director of basketball operations.
 Friday, Feb. 20, 11:30 am - Teleconference                          Harrington was a four-year letterwinner from
 Monday, Feb. 23, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference             2000-03, leading the Illini in 3-point field goal per-
 Tuesday, Feb. 24, 11:30 am - Teleconference                   centage all four seasons. He ranks fifth in school his-
 Friday, Feb. 27, 11:30 am - Luncheon/Teleconference           tory in career 3-point field goal percentage at 42.8 per-
 Monday, March 2, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference             cent and sixth in career 3-pointers with 191 treys. He
 March 2 or 3, 11:30 am - Teleconference                       served as team tri-captain as a senior along with
 Monday, March 9, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference             Brian Cook and current Illini assistant coach Jerrance
 Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 am - Luncheon/Teleconference         Howard.
 Monday, March 16, 9:20 am - Big Ten Teleconference

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                                                                     2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 11
                                            FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL NOTES
      Illinois vs. Ranked Opponents                 By the Numbers                                           Did you Know
    The Illini have played 45 games against         1 – Illinois’ final ranking in the 2005 Associated       ... Illinois has the 12th best all-time winning
opponents ranked by the Associated Press under            Press Poll.                                        percentage (.654) among Division I schools.
Bruce Weber, winning 21 times (.467). Following     3 – Seasons in which Illinois has been ranked No. 1
is a complete list of the Illini vs. ranked oppo-         in the national polls, including 1952, 1989 and    ... Illinois has an all-time record of 1,602-
nents (AP) under Weber:                                   2004-05                                            846. The 1,602 wins rank 13th on the NCAA
                                                    4 – Times Illinois has won back-to-back Big Ten          Division I list.
12/3/03       vs. #10 North Carolina L, 81-88             titles, including 2001 and 2002, and 2004 and
12/23/03      vs. #11 Missouri          W, 71-70          2005.                                              ... Two starters from Illinois’ 2005 national
1/10/04       #24 Purdue                 L, 54-58                                                            runner-up squad are currently on NBA ros-
                                                    6 – Big Ten record for consecutive 25-win seasons by
1/24/04       at #21 Wisconsin           L, 56-76                                                            ters (Deron Williams - Utah; Luther Head -
                                                          the Illini from 2001-06.
2/18/04       #12 Wisconsin             W, 65-57                                                             Houston).
3/14/04       vs. #10 Wisconsin          L, 53-70   7 – States represented on the current Illini roster
3/21/04       vs. #11 Cincinnati        W, 92-68          (Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio,
                                                          Texas and Virginia).                               … Illinois has had a total of seven players
3/26/04       vs. #6 Duke                L, 62-72                                                            drafted since 2002, which leads the Big Ten
11/27/04      vs. #24 Gonzaga           W, 89-72    8 – Players on the roster from the state of Illinois
                                                          (Calvin Brock, Bubba Chisholm, Bill Cole, Jeff     and is the seventh-highest total of any pro-
12/1/04       #1 Wake Forest            W, 91-73
                                                          Jordan, Demetri McCamey, Trent Meacham, Stan       gram in the nation over the last seven years.
12/31/04      #22 Cincinnati            W, 67-45
1/20/05       #23 Iowa               W, 73-68, ot         Simpson and Mike Tisdale).
1/25/05       at #18 Wisconsin          W, 75-65    8 – Consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances for          ... Fourteen Illini players have been first-
2/1/05        at #12 Michigan St.       W, 81-68          the Illini from 2000-07.                           round draft selections, including Nick
2/12/05       #20 Wisconsin             W, 70-59    11 – Illinois’ final ranking in the 2004 Associated      Anderson and Kendall Gill from the 1989
3/13/05       vs. #23 Wisconsin         W, 54-43          Press Poll.                                        Final Four team and recent UI alumni Frank
3/26/05       vs. #9 Arizona         W, 90-89, ot   13 – Illinois’ final ranking in the 2006 Associated      Williams to New York in 2002, Brian Cook to
4/2/05        vs. #4 Louisville         W, 72-57          Press Poll.
                                                                                                             the Los Angeles Lakers in 2003 and the tan-
4/4/05        vs. #2 North Carolina      L, 70-75   17 – Wins by the Illini this season.
                                                                                                             dem of Deron Williams (No. 3 overall) to
1/5/06        #7 Michigan State         W, 60-50                                                             Utah and Luther Head (No. 24) to Houston in
                                                    17 – Big Ten Championships won by Illinois.
1/17/06       at #13 Indiana             L, 60-62                                                            2005.
                                                    19 – Illinois’ current ranking in the Associated Press
2/12/06       at #19 Ohio State          L, 53-69         Poll.
2/25/06       #20 Iowa                  W, 71-59                                                             ... Illinois has the highest all-time winning
                                                    23 – Wins in 2006-07.
3/4/06        at #25 Michigan St.       W, 75-68                                                             percentage among Big Ten schools, and
                                                    25 – Wins in 2002-03.                                    ranks second behind Indiana in all-time vic-
3/18/06       vs. #17 Washington         L, 64-67
                                                    26 – 20-win seasons for Illinois, including 10 of the    tories. In all-time Big Ten play, the Illini are
11/28/06      vs. #23 Maryland           L, 66-72
12/2/06       vs. #16 Arizona            L, 72-84         last 12 seasons.                                   first in conference wins, and third in win-
1/6/07        #6 Ohio State              L, 44-62   26 – Wins in 2001-02, 2003-04 and 2005-06.               ning percentage behind Purdue and Indiana.
1/20/07       #2 Wisconsin               L, 64-71   27 – Wins in 2000-01.
1/23/07       #23 Indiana               W, 51-43    27 – All-time NCAA Tournament appearances by             ... Illinois ranks second in the Big Ten
3/10/07       vs. #3 Wisconsin           L, 41-53         Illinois.                                          behind Indiana in total NCAA appearances
11/20/07      vs. #13 Duke               L, 66-79   33 – Illinois’ record homecourt winning streak at the    with 27.
12/8/07       vs. #22 Arizona        L, 72-78, ot         Assembly Hall, snapped Feb. 4, 2006.
1/10/08       at #21 Wisconsin           L, 60-70   37 – School record for wins, set by the 2004-05          ... The Orange Krush student group is more
1/13/08       at #10 Indiana             L, 58-62         team.                                              than just a Fighting Illini cheering section.
1/30/08       at #8 Michigan State       L, 41-51   245 – Wins by the Illini this decade, the sixth-         The students raised approximately $240,000
2/7/08        #14 Indiana           L, 79-83, 2ot         highest total nationally.                          last season, which went to the the I FUND
2/20/08       #11 Wisconsin              L, 57-71                                                            and a variety of local and national charities.
3/6/08        #17 Michigan State         L, 51-59                                                            Krush has endowed three scholarships, the
3/14/08       #17 Purdue             W, 74-67, ot                    Streakin’ Illini                        Matthew Heldman Memorial Scholarship
3/16/08       #8 Wisconsin               L, 48-61             Current Streaks by the Illini                  Fund, which goes to an Illinois basketball
12/23/08      vs. #25 Missouri          W, 75-59                                                             player and is named after the former Illini
12/30/08      at #9 Purdue           W, 71-67, ot                                                            point guard who was tragically killed in a
1/4/09        at #23 Michigan            L, 64-74   All Games: 2 W
                                                    At the Assembly Hall: 8 W                                car accident; the Rod Cardinal Sports
1/14/09       #25 Michigan              W, 66-51
1/17/09       at #7 Michigan State       L, 57-63   On the Road: 2 L                                         Medicine Fund, which goes towards UI stu-
                                                    Neutral Sites: 4 W                                       dent athletic trainers and is named for the
                                                    vs. Ranked Opponents: 1 L                                man who served for 30 years as athletic
              Illini at “The Hall”                                                                           trainer for the Illini basketball team; and the
                                                    Non-Conference Home Games: 4 W
                                                                                                             Louis and Dawn M. Weber Student Manager
Illinois at the Assembly Hall                       Big Ten Play: 2 W                                        Enhancement Fund, which goes towards
All-Time:            495-131 (.791)                 Big Ten Home Games: 5 W
    1963-69          49-13 (.790)                                                                            team managers. Krush announced its
    1970-79          69-42 (.622)                   Big Ten Road Games: 2 L                                  newest fundraising endeavor in October, cre-
    1980-89          134-23 (.854)                  Since Opponent Scored 100 Pts:                           ating the Lou Henson Coaching Development
    1990-99          114-34 (.770)                       504 games (last, Missouri on 12/22/93)              Endowment Fund, which will be used to pro-
    2000-present     125-16 (.887)                  Consecutive Games with 3-pt. FG:                         mote the basketball coaching pforession
                                                         14 games (started vs. Clemson on 12/2/08)           withint the younger generation. Since the
Longest Winning Streak: 33 games
                   (1/17/04 - 1/28/06)              (streak of 375 games that began on 11/28/97              inception of the Orange Krush Foundation in
                                                    broken vs. Tulsa on 11/29/08)                            1998, the group has distributed more than
Current Winning Streak: 8 games                                                                              $1.5 million to charities.
                   (12/8/08 - present)
                                                        2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 12
2008-09 ILLINOIS CUMULATIVE STATISTICS - ALL GAMES




                2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 13
2008-09 ILLINOIS CUMULATIVE STATISTICS - BIG TEN GAMES




                  2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 14
                      2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI RESULTS/ATTENDANCE
                                                                                          HIGH                      HIGH
DATE       OPPONENT                     W/L, SCORE             ATTENDANCE                POINTS                   REBOUNDS
11/14/08   EASTERN WASHINGTON           W, 66-50                  14,422                 18 - Meacham             6 - Tisdale & Semrau
11/16/08   TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI     W, 72-53                  14,394                 20 - Davis               14 - Davis
11/20/08   at Vanderbilt                W, 69-63                  12,630                 23 - McCamey             12 - Davis
11/23/08   JACKSON STATE                W, 78-64                  13,865                 20 - Davis               6 - Davis
11/28/08   vs. Kent State               W, 69-63 (OT)              1,423                 20 - Tisdale             13 - Davis
11/29/08   vs. Tulsa                    W, 48-44                   1,712                 12 - Tisdale             8 - Davis
12/2/08    CLEMSON                      L, 74-76                  14,741                 28 - Davis               8 - Davis & Semrau
12/6/08    vs. Georgia                  W, 76-42                  12,139                 19 - McCamey             5 - Davis
12/8/08    HAWAII                       W, 68-58                  14,303                 14 - Frazier & Keller    4 - Davis
12/10/08   CHICAGO STATE                W, 89-50                  14,101                 25 - Tisdale             12 - Davis
12/20/08   DETROIT                      W, 82-51                  14,594                 15 - Meacham & Tisdale   4 - McCamey
12/23/08   vs. Missouri                 W, 75-59                  19,586                 23 - Meacham             9 - Davis
12/28/08   EASTERN MICHIGAN             W, 62-53                  16,288                 25 - Tisdale             11 - Frazier
12/30/08   at Purdue                    W, 71-67 (OT)             14,036                 18 - Tisdale             7 - Frazier & Brock
1/4/09     at Michigan                  L, 64-74                  12,912                 13 - Brock               7 - Brock
1/10/09    INDIANA                      W, 76-45                  16,618                 21 - Meacham             8 - Davis
1/14/09    MICHIGAN                     W, 66-51                  15,535                 24 - Tisdale             7 - Davis
1/17/09    at Michigan State            L, 57-63                  14,759                 15 - Legion              7 - Frazier
1/20/09    OHIO STATE                   W, 67-49                  15,549                 15 - Tisdale             6 - Davis & Keller
1/24/09    WISCONSIN                    W, 64-57                  16,618                 25 - McCamey             8 - Davis
1/29/09    at Minnesota
2/1/09     IOWA
2/5/09     at Wisconsin
2/8/09     PURDUE
2/12/09    at Northwestern
2/15/09    at Indiana
2/18/09    PENN STATE
2/21-22    at Ohio State
2/26       MINNESOTA
2/28-3/1   MICHIGAN STATE
3/3-4-5    at Penn State




                                                        ATTENDANCE
                                      Games         Totals            Average/High Game          Sellouts
                       HOME             12         181,028             15,086/16,618 (2)             2
                       AWAY              4         54,337               13,584/14,759                1
                       NEUTRAL          4          34,860                8,715/19,586                0
                       TOTAL            20         270,225              13,511/19,586                3



                                          2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 15
                                                               2008-09 ILLINOIS TEAM HIGHS & LOWS
                                                                        HIGHS                                                    LOWS
Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 vs. Chicago State, 12/10/08                               48 vs. Tulsa, 11/29/08
Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 vs. Georgia, 12/6/08                                        21 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09
Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 vs. Chicago State, 12/10/08                                       42 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 at Purdue, 12/30/08
Field Goal Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .644 (29-45) vs. Detroit, 12/20/08                                     .369 (24-65) at Vanderbilt, 11/20/08
Three-Point Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 vs. Indiana, 1/10/09                                                0 vs. Tulsa, 11/29/08
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts. . . . . . . . . . . 25 vs. Indiana, 1/10/09                                                     10 vs. Tulsa, 11/29/08
....................................                                                                                             10 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage . . . . . . . . . .611 (11-18) vs. Detroit, 12/20/08                                           .000 (0-10) vs. Tulsa, 11/29/08
Free Throws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 vs. Chicago State, 12/10/08                                   1 vs. Georgia, 12/6/08
Free Throw Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 vs. Chicago State, 12/10/08                                         4 vs. Georgia, 12/6/08
Free Throw Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (11-11) at Vanderbilt, 11/20/08                                  .250 (1-4) vs. Georgia, 12/6/08
Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 vs. Chicago State, 12/10/08                                  14 vs. Hawaii, 12/8/08
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 vs. Jackson State, 11/23/08                               12 vs. Michigan, 1/14/09
....................................                                                                                             12 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09
Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 vs. Detroit, 12/20/08                                       6 at Purdue, 12/30/08
Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 vs. Indiana, 1/10/09                                        1, four times, last vs. Ohio State, 1/20/09
Steals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, three times, last vs. Ohio State, 1/20/09                1 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09
Fouls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 at Michigan State, 1/17/09                                10 vs. Georgia, 12/6/08

                                                                       OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS & LOWS
                                                                        HIGHS                                                    LOWS
Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76, Clemson, 12/2/08                                         42, Georgia, 12/6/08
Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, Clemson, 12/2/08                                           17, Eastern Washington, 11/14/08
Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, Purdue, 12/30/08                                                 46, Ohio State, 1/20/09
Field Goal Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .579 (33-57), Clemson, 12/2/08                                         .298 (17-57), Eastern Washington, 11/14/08
Three-Point Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, Michigan, 1/4/09                                                   2, five teams, last, Indiana, 1/10/09
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts. . . . . . . . . . . 27, Michigan, 1/4/09                                                        6, Indiana, 1/10/09
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage . . . . . . . . . .462 (6-13), Detroit, 12/20/08                                               .111 (2-18), Tulsa, 11/29/08
....................................                                                                                             .111 (2-18), Missouri, 12/23/08
Free Throws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, Michigan State, 1/17/09                                      3, Indiana, 1/10/09
Free Throw Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, Purdue, 12/30/08                                                   6, Indiana, 1/10/09
Free Throw Percentage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786 (11-14), Missouri, 12/23/08                                       .294 (5-17), Detroit, 12/20/08
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786 (11-14), Michigan, 1/4/09
Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, Purdue, 12/30/08                                            22, Detroit, 12/20/08
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, Michigan, 1/4/09                                         7, Georgia, 12/6/08
Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, Chicago State, 12/10/08                                    7, Wisconsin, 1/24/09
Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Vanderbilt, 11/20/08                                       0, Eastern Washington, 11/14/08
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Purdue, 12/30/08                                      0, Detroit, 12/20/08
Steals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, Detroit, 12/20/08                                        3, Hawaii, 12/8/08
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, Eastern Michigan, 12/28/08                           3, Ohio State, 1/20/09
Fouls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, Chicago State, 12/10/08                                  11, Clemson, 12/2/08



                                                       ILLINOIS & OPPONENT PLAYER SUPERLATIVES
                                                                    ILLINOIS                                                     OPPONENT
Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28, Mike Davis vs. Clemson, 12/2/08                          22, Leo Lyons, Missouri, 12/22/08
Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, Mike Davis vs. Clemson, 12/2/08                             8, Demontez Stitt, Clemson, 12/2/08
Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, Mike Davis vs. Clemson, 12/2/08                                   19, David Holston, Chicago State, 12/10/08
Field Goal Percentage (min. 7 att.) . . . . . . . .1.000 (8-8), Dominique Keller vs. Jackson State, 11/23/08                     .750 (6-8), Justin Dobbins, Eastern Michigan, 12/28/08
 ....................................                                                                                            .750 (6-8), B.J. Mullens, Ohio State, 1/20/09
Three-Point Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, Trent Meacham vs. Indiana, 1/10/09                                  5, David Holston, Chicago State, 12/10/08
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts. . . . . . . . . . . 12, Demetri McCamey vs. Clemson, 12/2/08                                    14, David Holston, Chicago State, 12/10/08
Three-Point Field Goal Pct. (min. 4 att.). . . . . . . .800 (4-5), Trent Meacham vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28/08                  .750 (3-4), Zack Novak, Michigan, 1/4/09
....................................                                                                                             .750 (3-4), Joe Krabbenhoft, Wisconsin, 1/24/09
Free Throws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, Demetri McCamey vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09                       8, Leo Lyons, Missouri, 12/22/08
....................................                                                                                             8, JaJuan Johnson, Purdue, 12/30/08
Free Throw Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, Demetri McCamey vs. Wisconsin, 1/24/09                             11, Leo Lyons, Missouri, 12/22/08
Free Throw Percentage (min. 8 att.) . . . . . . . ..889 (8-9), Trent Meacham vs. Missouri, 12/23/08                              .875 (7-8), Darrion Griffin, Jackson State, 11/23/08
Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, Mike Davis vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 11/16/08            15, JaJuan Johnson, 12/30/08
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, Chester Frazier vs. Clemson, 12/2/08                      7, Jermaine Beal, Vanderbilt, 11/20/08
 ....................................                                                                                            7, Kareem Nitoto, Hawaii, 12/8/08
Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, Mike Tisdale vs. Indiana, 1/10/09                           3, three players, last, DeShawn Sims, Michigan, 1/14/09
Steals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, Calvin Brock vs. Ohio State, 1/20/09                      4, Demontez Stitt, Clemson, 12/2/08
 ....................................                                                                                            4, Woody Payne, Detroit, 12/20/08
                                                                                  2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 16
                   2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS
         GAME                       FGM-A/%      3PM-A/%       FTM-A/%           OR-DR –– TOT     PF   AS   TO   BK   ST   PTS (1st-2nd)
11-11    Illinois                   24-54/.444   5-13/.385     13-21/.619        10-30 – 40       14   14   13    3    4   66 (35-31)
         Eastern Washington         17-57/.298   4-21/.190     12-17/.706        11-22 – 33       19    9   14    0    5   50 (35-15)
11-16 Illinois                      27-62/.435   5-13/.385     13-16/.813        14-27 – 41       17   22   14    4    7   72 (28-44)
         Texas A&M-Corpus Christi   18-54/.333   9-24/.375     8-15/.533         11-21 – 32       20   10   18    1    4   53 (12-41)
11-20 Illinois                      24-65/.369   10-19/.526    11-11/1.000       21-21 – 42       21   18   12    2    5   69 (36-33)
         at Vanderbilt              23-53/.434   4-15/.267     13-21/.619        13-20 – 33       14   14   10    5    5   63 (35-28)
11-23 Illinois                      31-50/.620   6-14/.429     10-13/.769        5-22 – 27        16   25   14    2    3   78 (44-34)
         Jackson State              24-61/.393   5-18/.278     11-15/.733        15-15 – 30       17   13   12    2    6   64 (30-34)
11-28 Illinois                      25-54/.463   2-12/.167     17-23/.739        13-27 – 40       16   23   15    3    3   69 (27-33-9)
         vs. Kent State             24-58/.414   6-14/.429     9-16/.563         10-20 – 30       18    9    8    2    6   63 (27-33-3)
11-29 Illinois                      23-56/.411   0-10/.000     2-5/.400          10-23 – 33       13   13   11    3    4   48 (26-22)
         vs. Tulsa                  19-51/.373   2-18/.111     4-7/.571          12-26 – 38       12   12   13    3    4   44 (25-19)
12-2     Illinois                   31-60/.517   5-18/.278     7-8/.875          15-20 – 35       16   19   17    2    4   74 (40-34)
         Clemson                    33-57/.579   4-14/.462     6-13/.462         9-14 – 23        11   12   13    2    7   76 (32-44)
12-6     Illinois                   33-58/.569   9-16/.563     1-4/.250          9-17 – 26        10   23   14    3   13   76 (30-46)
         vs. Georgia                18-51/.353   2-12/.167     4-7/.571          17-17 – 34       12    7   27    3    7   42 (23-19)
12-8     Illinois                   27-55/.491   7-18/.389     7-9/.778          4-10 – 14        16   16    5    6   12   68 (39-29)
         Hawaii                     22-48/.458   3-7/.429      11-18/.611        18-25 – 43       13   12   22    1    3   58 (26-32)
12-10 Illinois                      32-70/.457   6-18/.333     19-31/.613        14-30 – 44       20   24   15    5   13   89 (41-48)
         Chicago State              18-58/.310   6-22/.273     8-16/.500         13-28 – 41       22    8   29    2    6   50 (26-24)
12-20 Illinois                      29-45/.644   11-18/.611    13-17/.765        8-27 – 35        18   20   20    3    3   82 (34-48)
         Detroit                    20-51/.392   6-13/.462     5-17/.294         12-10 – 22       15    8   18    0   10   51 (26-25)
12-23 Illinois                      29-51/.569   7-16/.438     10-14/.714        8-29 – 37        13   22   17    1    4   75 (40-35)
         vs. Missouri               23-62/.371   2-18/.111     11-14/.786        12-16 – 28       15   11   12    4    9   59 (22-37)
12-28 Illinois                      22-50/.440   5-13/.385     13-15/.867        8-20 – 28        15   18   17    1    8   62 (26-36)
         Eastern Michigan           22-48/.458   2-12/.167     7-13/.538         10-20 – 30       15   11   21    1   10   53 (23-30)
12-30 Illinois                      30-70/.429   1-9/.111      10-14/.714        8-33 – 41        17   21    6    4    5   71 (26-30-15)
         at Purdue                  24-63/.381   4-16/.250     15-27/.556        12-35 – 47       18   13   12    5    4   67 (23-33-11)
1-4      Illinois                   28-62/.452   6-19/.316     2-3/.667          10-23 – 33       16   23    8    2    3   64 (39-25)
         at Michigan                26-53/.491   11-27/.407    11-14/.786        6-24 – 30        10   18    8    3    6   74 (38-36)
1-10     Illinois                   26-51/.510   13-25/.520    11-13/.846        6-17 – 23        13   17    9    9   11   76 (45-31)
         Indiana                    20-51/.392   2-6/.333      3-6/.500          15-20 – 35       17    9   19    2    4   45 (20-25)
1-14     Illinois                   22-46/.478   6-14/.429     16-22/.727        9-26 – 35        11   12   11    4    4   66 (30-36)
         Michigan                   19-59/.322   7-26/.269     6-9/.667          14-16 – 30       16    8   11    4    5   51 (31-20)
1-17     Illinois                   22-54/.407   5-23/.217     8-13/.615         12-18 – 30       22   19   18    1    5   57 (34-23)
         at Michigan State          22-55/.400   3-14/.214     16-23/.696        18-24 – 42       17   14   18    1    5   63 (27-36)
1-20     Illinois                   27-57/.474   6-22/.273     7-11/.636         8-21 – 29        15   15   10    1   13   67 (38-29)
         Ohio State                 19-46/.413   4-15/.267     7-15/.467         9-23 – 32        15   11   20    4    3   49 (26-23)
1-24     Illinois                   21-42/.500   4-10/.400     18-22/.818        3-27 – 30        14   12   12    4    1   64 (32-32)
         Wisconsin                  21-59/.356   6-21/.286     9-13/.692         12-20 – 32       15   12    7    1    7   57 (25-32)
1-29     Illinois
         at Minnesota
2-1      Illinois
         Iowa
2-5      Illinois
         at Wisconsin
2-8      Illinois
         Purdue
2-12     Illinois
         at Northwestern
2-15     Illinois
         at Indiana
2-18     Illinois
         Penn State
2-21/22 Illinois
         at Ohio State
2-26     Illinois
         Minnesota
2-28/3-1 Illinois
         Michigan State
3-3/4/5 Illinois
         at Penn State




                                                   2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 17
                        2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
1 TRENT MEACHAM
                                                        3-PT                                    OR-DR
Date    Opponent         G-GS   MIN   FG-A    Pct.      FG-A      Pct.       FT-A    Pct.       TOT        PF-FO   A    TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-1       28     6-9    .667       3-4      .750       3-3    1.000       0-3 – 3      1     1     1    0    1     18
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-1        34     5-9    .556       3-5      .600       1-1    1.000       0-3 – 3      1     4     0    1    0     14
11-20   at Vanderbilt     1-1   31     4-8    .500       4-6      .667       2-2    1.000       2-2 – 4      4     2     2    0    1     14
11-23   Jackson State     1-1   30     4-6    .667       2-4      .500       0-0     .000       0-2 – 2      1     1     1    0    0     10
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-1      36     3-7    .429       1-4      .250       0-0     .000       0-2 – 2      3     5     2    0    2      7
11-29   vs. Tulsa         1-1   31     3-8    .375       0-2      .000       0-1     .000       1-1 – 2      4     1     0    0    1      6
12-2    Clemson           1-1   35     3-8    .375       0-4      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0      2     1     2    0    1      6
12-6    vs. Georgia       1-1   32     3-6    .500       2-3      .667       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0      3     6     2    0    3      8
12-8    Hawaii            1-1   29     2-7    .286       2-6      .333       2-2    1.000       0-1 – 1      1     2     0    0    1      8
12-10   Chicago State 1-1       32    5-12    .417      4-10      .400       0-0     .000       0-4 – 4      3     4     2    0    2     14
12-20   Detroit           1-1   14     5-5   1.000       3-3     1.000       2-2    1.000       0-0 – 0      3     0     0    0    0     15
12-23   vs. Missouri      1-1   34    6-12    .500       3-6      .500       8-9     .889       0-4 – 4      2     4     4    0    0     23
12-28   E. Michigan       1-1   37     4-8    .500       4-5      .800       4-4    1.000       0-1 – 1      1     4     2    0    1     16
12-30   at Purdue         1-1   37     4-7    .571       0-1      .000       3-3    1.000       0-3 – 3      3     6     0    0    0     11
1-4     at Michigan       1-1   26     2-9    .222       1-7      .143       0-0     .000       0-3 – 3      2     3     0    0    0      5
1-10    Indiana           1-1   26    7-10    .700       7-9      .778       0-0     .000       1-2 – 3      0     2     0    0    2     21
1-14    Michigan          1-1   34     2-9    .222       1-5      .200       6-7     .857       1-4 – 5      3     2     0    0    0     11
1-17    at Michigan State 1-1   25     1-7     143       1-7      .143       0-1     .000       2-4 – 6      4     0     2    0    0      3
1-20    Ohio State        1-1   20     0-5    .000       0-5      .000       0-0     .000       0-2 – 2      3     4     0    0    2      0
1-24    Wisconsin         1-1   35     2-4    .500       1-2      .500       2-2    1.000       0-3 – 3      3     1     1    0    0      7

3 CHESTER FRAZIER
                                                        3-PT                                    OR-DR
Date    Opponent         G-GS   MIN   FG-A    Pct.      FG-A      Pct.       FT-A    Pct.       TOT        PF-FO   A    TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-1       29     3-6    .500       0-2      .000       7-9     .778       2-3 – 5      1     4     0    1    2     13
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-1        27     1-2    .500       1-2      .500       1-2     .500       2-3 – 5      2      8    2    0    2      4
11-20   at Vanderbilt     1-1   36     1-5    .200       1-3      .333       2-2    1.000       1-3 – 4      1      8    1    0    0      5
11-23   Jackson State     1-1   25     2-4    .500       1-2      .500       2-2    1.000       2-1 – 3      1      6    2    1    0      7
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-1      42     2-4    .500       0-1      .000       3-3    1.000       3-1 – 4      2      8    1    0    0      7
11-29   vs. Tulsa         1-1   36     2-7    .286       0-3      .000       0-1     .000       2-5 – 7      0      8    3    0    1      4
12-2    Clemson           1-1   33     3-6    .500       1-2      .500       0-0     .000       2-1 – 3      2     12    5    0    1      7
12-6    vs. Georgia       1-1   24     2-4    .500       2-3      .667       0-2     .000       1-2 – 3      0      4    2    0    0      6
12-8    Hawaii            1-1   29     5-7    .714       4-6      .667       0-0     .000       0-1 – 1      1      0    1    1    3     14
12-10   Chicago State 1-1       27     3-9    .333       1-4      .250       0-0     .000       1-3 – 4      1      6    2    0    3      7
12-20   Detroit           1-1   28     2-3    .667       1-2      .500       0-0     .000       1-2 – 3      2      9    6    1    2      5
12-23   vs. Missouri      1-1   35     0-1    .000       0-1      .000       0-1     .000       0-6 – 6      2      8    2    0    3      0
12-28   E. Michigan       1-1   36     1-2    .500       0-1      .000       0-0     .000       2-9 – 11     2      3    3    0    2      2
12-30   at Purdue         1-1   41     1-3    .333       0-1      .000       0-0     .000       1-6 – 7      0      7    1    1    0      2
1-4     at Michigan       1-1   32     2-4    .500       0-0      .000       0-0     .000       1-2 – 3      4      5    1    0    2      4
1-10    Indiana           1-1   22     1-1   1.000       0-0      .000       1-1    1.000       0-0 – 0      0      3    3    0    0      3
1-14    Michigan          1-1   34     1-3    .333       0-1      .000       0-0     .000       1-4 – 5      3      2    6    1    3      2
1-17    at Michigan State 1-1   32     0-1    .000       0-1      .000       1-2     .500       2-5 – 7      1      5    1    0    2      1
1-20    Ohio State        1-1   36     3-4    .750       2-2     1.000       2-3     .667       1-3 – 4      0      2    3    0    1     10
1-24    Wisconsin         1-1   35     3-4    .750       1-1     1.000       2-2    1.000       0-3 – 3      0      2    3    0    0      9

13 JEFF JORDAN
                                                        3-PT                                    OR-DR
Date    Opponent       G-GS     MIN   FG-A     Pct.     FG-A       Pct.      FT-A Pct.          TOT        PF-FO   A    TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-0       15     2-3    .667       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-1 – 1      2     1     0    0    0      4
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-0        16     0-1    .000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-0 – 0      0     4     3    0    1      0
11-20   at Vanderbilt   1-0     10     1-1   1.000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-0 – 0      0     0     1    0    0      2
11-23   Jackson State   1-0     13     1-2    .500       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           1-0 – 1      1     1     0    0    0      2
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-0       3     0-1    .000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-0 – 0      0     0     0    0    0      0
11-29   vs. Tulsa       1-0      3     0-0    .000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-0 – 0      0     0     0    0    0      0
12-2    Clemson         1-0      5     0-0    .000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-0 – 0      0     0     2    0    0      0
12-6    vs. Georgia     1-0      7     0-0    .000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           1-0 – 1      0     0     0    0    0      0
12-8    Hawaii          1-0     18     0-1    .000       0-0      .000       0-1 .000           0-1 – 1      0     1     0    0    1      0
12-10   Chicago State 1-0       16     0-1    .000       0-0      .000       2-2 1.000          0-0 – 0      0     6     1    0    1      2
12-20   Detroit         1-0     14     2-3    .667       1-1     1.000       0-0 .000           0-1 – 1      0     3     1    0    0      5
12-23   vs. Missouri    1-0      2     0-0    .000       0-0      .000       0-0 .000           0-1 – 1      0     0     0    0    0      0
12-28   E. Michigan     1-0     12     1-2    .500       0-0      .000       0-1 .000           0-0 – 0      1     1     0    0    1      2
                                                      2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 18
                             2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
12-30    at Purdue                  DNP
1-4      at Michigan         1-0      4       1-1     1.000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      1   0     0    0      2
1-10     Indiana             1-0     13       1-2      .500      0-0      .000       1-1    1.000       0-0 – 0    0      4   0     0    0      2
1-14     Michigan            1-0     10       1-1     1.000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       1-0 – 1    0      0   0     0    0      2
1-17     at Michigan State   1-0      3       0-0      .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      0   0     0    0      0
1-20     Ohio State          1-0      7       0-0      .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    1      0   0     0    0      0
1-24     Wisconsin           1-0      3       0-0      .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      0   0     0    0      0

15 BUBBA CHISHOLM
                                                                3-PT                                    OR-DR
Date     Opponent          G-GS     MIN       FG-A     Pct.     FG-A      Pct.       FT-A    Pct.       TOT       PF-FO A     TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14    E. Washington 1-0           1         0-0     .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0     0   0      0    0    0      0
11-16    Texas A&M-CC 1-0            2         0-1     .000      0-1      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0     0   0      0    0    0      0
11-20    at Vanderbilt              DNP
11-23    Jackson State      1-0      2        0-1      .000      0-1      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      0   1     0    0      0
11-28    vs. Kent State             DNP
11-29    vs. Tulsa                  DNP
12-2     Clemson                    DNP
12-6     vs. Georgia        1-0      1        0-0      .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      2   0     0    1      0
12-8     Hawaii                     DNP
12-10    Chicago State 1-0           2        0-0      .000      0-0      .000       1-2     .500       0-1 – 1    0      0   0     0    1      1
12-20    Detroit            1-0      2        1-2      .500      1-2      .500       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      0   0     0    0      3
12-23    vs. Missouri       1-0      1        0-0      .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      0   0     0    0      0
12-28    E. Michigan                DNP
12-30    at Purdue                  DNP
1-4      at Michigan                DNP
1-10     Indiana            1-0      2        0-1      .000      0-1      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      1   0     0    0      0
1-14     Michigan                   DNP
1-17     at Michigan State          DNP
1-20     Ohio State         1-0      1        0-0      .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0    0      0   0     0    0      0
1-24     Wisconsin                  DNP

21 STAN SIMPSON
                                                                3-PT                                    OR-DR
Date      Opponent        G-GS       MIN       FG-A    Pct.     FG-A       Pct.      FT-A     Pct.      TOT       PF-FO A     TO   BLK   ST   PTS
Has not played this season, considering redshirt.

23 DOMINIQUE KELLER
                                                                3-PT                                    OR-DR
Date     Opponent         G-GS      MIN       FG-A     Pct.     FG-A      Pct.       FT-A    Pct.       TOT       PF-FO   A   TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14    E. Washington 1-0           5         0-1     .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       1-2 – 3     1     0    0    0    0      0
11-16    Texas A&M-CC 1-0           15         4-8     .500      0-1      .000       3-4     .750       1-3 – 4     2     0    1    0    1     11
11-20    at Vanderbilt     1-0       8         0-4     .000      0-0      .000       2-2    1.000       2-1 – 3     1     0    1    1    0      2
11-23    Jackson State     1-0      17         8-8    1.000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-4 – 4     0     0    0    0    1     16
11-28    vs. Kent State 1-0          9         1-1    1.000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0     1     0    1    0     0     2
11-29    vs. Tulsa         1-0       5         0-3     .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       2-0 – 2     0     1    1    0     1     0
12-2     Clemson           1-0      10         4-4    1.000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       1-4 – 5     0     0    0    1     0     8
12-6     vs. Georgia       1-0      14         4-8     .500      3-4      .750       0-0     .000       2-1 – 3     1     0    1    1     0    11
12-8     Hawaii            1-0      15         5-7     .714      1-2      .500       3-3    1.000       2-0 – 2     4     0    0    1     0    14
12-10    Chicago State 1-0          15         2-6     .333      0-1      .000       0-0     .000       0-2 – 2     1     1    1    1     0     4
12-20    Detroit           1-0      10         1-2     .500      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       1-0 – 1     0     0    1    1     0     2
12-23    vs. Missouri      1-0      14         3-4     .750      0-0      .000       1-2     .500       1-1 – 2     0     1    2    0    `1     7
12-28    E. Michigan       1-0       6         1-3     .333      0-0      .000       1-1    1.000       1-1 – 2     1     0    1    0     0     3
12-30    at Purdue         1-0       9         0-3     .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-3 – 3     1     1    0    0     0     0
1-4      at Michigan       1-0       6         1-1    1.000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-1 – 1     2     0    1    1     1     2
1-10     Indiana           1-0      16         4-6     .667      3-4      .750       4-4    1.000       0-1 – 1     2     0    0    2    1     15
1-14     Michigan          1-0       4         0-2     .000      0-0      .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0     0     0    0    0     0     0
1-17     at Michigan State 1-0       9         2-4     .500      0-1      .000       0-0     .000       0-1 – 1     2     0    0    0     0     4
1-20     Ohio State        1-0      20        6-10     .600      0-0      .000       0-3     .000       1-5 – 6     3     0    2    0    0     12
1-24     Wisconsin         1-0      19         2-6     .333      0-1      .000       0-0     .000       0-2 – 2     2     0    0    0     0     4




                                                              2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 19
                        2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
24 MIKE DAVIS
                                                         3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date    Opponent         G-GS   MIN   FG-A     Pct.      FG-A      Pct.      FT-A    Pct.       TOT         PF-FO   A   TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-1       28     3-5     .600       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       2-3 – 5       1     2    1    0    0      6
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-1        25    9-15     .600       0-0      .000      2-3     .667       2-12 – 14     2     1    0    1    0     20
11-20   at Vanderbilt     1-1   32    3-12     .250       0-0      .000      5-5    1.000       5-7 – 12     5-1    0    2    1    0     11
11-23   Jackson State     1-1   26    9-10     .900       0-0      .000      2-2    1.000       1-5 – 6       1     5    0    0    0     20
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-1      35    7-15     .467       0-0      .000      3-4     .750       1-12 – 13     2     1    1    0    0     17
11-29   vs. Tulsa         1-1   26     1-2     .500       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       1-7 – 8       3     1    1    0    0      2
12-2    Clemson           1-1   32    12-19    .632       0-0      .000      4-4    1.000       2-6 – 8       3     0    2    1    1     28
12-6    vs. Georgia       1-1   31     7-10    .700       0-0      .000      0-1     .000       1-4 – 5       0     2    3    1    3     14
12-8    Hawaii            1-1   29     5-10    .500       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       1-3 – 4       0     1    2    1    3     10
12-10   Chicago State 1-1       25     4-11    .364       0-0      .000      3-7     .429       2-10 – 12     2     3    0    0    2     11
12-20   Detroit           1-1   24      1-2    .500       0-0      .000      2-2    1.000       1-2 – 3       1     2    2    0    0      4
12-23   vs. Missouri      1-1   33      6-8    .750       0-0      .000      1-2     .500       3-6 – 9       1     2    0    0    0     13
12-28   E. Michigan       1-1   22      0-4    .000       0-0      .000      1-2     .500       0-3 – 3       2     2    2    0    0      1
12-30   at Purdue         1-1   36     6-13    .462       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       2-4 – 6       4     2    1    2    1     12
1-4     at Michigan       1-1   24     5-10    .500       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       1-4 – 5       1     1    1    0    0     10
1-10    Indiana           1-1   27      4-7    .571       0-0      .000      4-4    1.000       2-6 – 8       1     1    1    1    2     12
1-14    Michigan          1-1   25      0-2    .000       0-0      .000      2-2    1.000       1-6 – 7       0     2    0    0    0      2
1-17    at Michigan State 1-1   33      4-7    .571       0-0      .000      2-3     .667       1-3 – 4       4     3    3    0    0     10
1-20    Ohio State        1-1   27      4-6    .667       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       2-4 – 6       0     2    1    1    1      8
1-24    Wisconsin         1-1   37      5-9    .556       0-0      .000      0-0     .000       0-8 – 8       3     1    2    1    0     10

25 CALVIN BROCK
                                                         3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date    Opponent         G-GS   MIN   FG-A      Pct.     FG-A      Pct.      FT-A     Pct.      TOT         PF-FO   A   TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-1       19     0-3     .000       0-1     .000       1-2     .500       1-2 – 3       3     0    2    0    0      1
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-1        12     1-5     .200       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       1-0 – 1       3     1    0    0    1      2
11-20   at Vanderbilt     1-0   11     1-5     .200       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       1-0 – 1       2     2    1    0    0      2
11-23   Jackson State     1-0   22     2-7     .286       1-2     .500       2-2    1.000       0-2 – 2       3     3    0    0    0      7
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-0      14     1-3     .333       0-1     .000       2-3     .667       1-1 – 2       2     1    2    0    0      4
11-29   vs. Tulsa         1-0   15     3-5     .600       0-0     .000       1-1    1.000       1-0 – 1       1     1    0    0    0      7
12-2    Clemson           1-0   17     1-3     .333       0-0     .000       1-2     .500       1-2 – 3       1     2    0    0    0      3
12-6    vs. Georgia       1-0   19     1-6     .167       0-1     .000       0-0     .000       1-1 – 2       3     1    2    0    1      2
12-8    Hawaii            1-0   16     4-5     .800       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0       0     0    1    1    3      8
12-10   Chicago State 1-0       15     4-5     .800       0-0     .000       1-5     .200       1-1 – 2       3     1    1    0    4      9
12-20   Detroit           1-0   25     4-4    1.000       1-1    1.000       3-5     .600       0-3 – 3       0     2    1    0    0     12
12-23   vs. Missouri      1-0   11     0-1     .000       0-1     .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0       0     0    1    1    0      0
12-28   E. Michigan       1-0   19     2-2    1.000       0-0     .000       2-2    1.000       1-3 – 4       1     2    3    0    0      6
12-30   at Purdue         1-0   18     3-5     .600       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       0-7 – 7       2     0    2    0    1      6
1-4     at Michigan       1-0   28    6-10     .600       0-0     .000       1-1    1.000       2-5 – 7       2     0    2    0    0     13
1-10    Indiana           1-0   13     1-5     .200       0-1     .000       0-0     .000       0-1 – 1       2     1    0    1    0      2
1-14    Michigan          1-0   19     2-7     .286       1-1    1.000       3-6     .500       3-3 – 6       0     0    2    0    1      8
1-17    at Michigan State 1-0   22     6-8     .750       1-2     .500       0-1     .000       1-1 – 2       3     2    1    0    0     13
1-20    Ohio State        1-0   15     3-7     .429       0-2     .000       0-0     .000       2-1 – 3       1     0    1    0    5      6
1-24    Wisconsin         1-0   13     0-2     .000       0-0     .000       1-2     .500       2-3 – 5       1     1    0    0    0      1

30 BILL COLE
                                                         3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date    Opponent       G-GS     MIN   FG-A     Pct.      FG-A       Pct.     FT-A      Pct.     TOT         PF-FO A     TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-0        7     1-5     .200       0-1      .000      0-2      .000      1-2 – 3       1   1      0    1    0      2
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-0          6    0-0     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-0 – 0       2   1      0    0    1      0
11-20   at Vanderbilt           DNP
11-23   Jackson State   1-0       8    0-0     .000      0-0       .000       2-5     .400      1-0 – 1      1      0   0     0    0      2
11-28   vs. Kent State          DNP
11-29   vs. Tulsa               DNP
12-2    Clemson                 DNP
12-6    vs. Georgia     1-0      4     0-0     .000      0-0      .000        0-0     .000      0-0 – 0      0      0   0     0    0      0
12-8    Hawaii          1-0       3    0-1     .000      0-1      .000        0-0     .000      0-1 – 1      1      0   0     0    0      0
12-10   Chicago State 1-0         4    1-1    1.000      1-1     1.000        1-2     .500      0-1 – 1      2      0   1     1    0      4
12-20   Detroit         1-0      10    2-4     .500      1-2      .500        0-0     .000      1-2 – 3      4      1   0     0    0      5
12-23   vs. Missouri    1-0       1    0-0     .000      0-0      .000        0-0     .000      0-0 – 0      0      0   1     0    0      0
12-28   E. Michigan             DNP
                                                       2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 20
                           2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
12-30    at Purdue                  DNP
1-4      at Michigan                DNP
1-10     Indiana           1-0       8          0-2      .000      0-1       .000       0-0     .000      1-1 – 2    1      0    0     1    0      0
1-14     Michigan                   DNP
1-17     at Michigan State          DNP
1-20     Ohio State        1-0       1          0-0      .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    0      0    0     0    0      0
1-24     Wisconsin                  DNP

32 DEMETRI MCCAMEY
                                                                   3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date     Opponent         G-GS       MIN       FG-A      Pct.      FG-A      Pct.      FT-A    Pct.       TOT       PF-FO   A    TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14    E. Washington 1-0           29         4-9      .444       2-5      .400      1-2     .500       0-3 – 3     0     3     5    1    1     11
11-16    Texas A&M-CC 1-0            31        5-11      .455       1-4      .250      2-2    1.000       0-3 – 3     1     3     2    1    1     13
11-20    at Vanderbilt     1-1       35        9-18      .500      5-10      .500      0-0     .000       1-2 – 3     2     6     1    0    1     23
11-23    Jackson State     1-1       26         3-7      .429       2-5      .400      0-0     .000       0-3 – 3     2      7    3    0    2      8
11-28    vs. Kent State 1-1          39         3-9      .333       1-6      .167      2-2    1.000       0-4 – 4     2      7    3    0    1      9
11-29    vs. Tulsa         1-1       37        4-13      .308       0-5      .000      0-0     .000       1-2 – 3     1      1    2    0    0      8
12-2     Clemson           1-1       31        7-17      .412      4-12      .333      2-2    1.000       2-1 – 3     3      3    2    0    1     20
12-6     vs. Georgia       1-1       33        8-12      .667       2-5      .400      1-1    1.000       0-4 – 4     0      6    2    0    3     19
12-8     Hawaii            1-1       28         3-9      .333       0-3      .000      2-2    1.000       0-1 – 1     3     11    1    0    0      8
12-10    Chicago State 1-1           24         3-7      .429       0-2      .000      4-5     .800       2-3 – 5     1      3    6    0    0     10
12-20    Detroit           1-1       19         2-5      .400       1-2      .500      2-2    1.000       0-4 – 4     0      3    4    0    0      7
12-23    vs. Missouri      1-1       32        8-11      .727       4-6      .667      0-0     .000       0-1 – 1     1      5    4    0    0     20
12-28    E. Michigan       1-1       16         1-5      .200       1-4      .250      0-0     .000       0-0 – 0     3      1    1    0    0      3
12-30    at Purdue         1-1       27        3-11      .273       0-2      .000      4-7     .571       0-1 – 1     1      3    0    0    1     10
1-4      at Michigan       1-1       36        4-11      .364       3-8      .375      0-0     .000       1-4 – 5     2     10    0    0    0     11
1-10     Indiana           1-1       21         5-8      .625       2-4      .500      0-0     .000       0-2 – 2     0      4    2    0    2     12
1-14     Michigan          1-1       33         6-9      .667       3-6      .500      2-2    1.000       0-3 – 3     1      5    2    0    0     17
1-17     at Michigan State 1-1       34         0-9      .000       0-7      .000      3-4     .750       1-3 – 4     4      3    3    0    0      3
1-20     Ohio State        1-1       36        5-11      .455       3-8      .375      0-0     .000       0-3 – 3     2      7    2    0    2     13
1-24     Wisconsin         1-1       35        6-10      .600       2-5      .400     11-13    .846       0-4 – 4     2      7    2    0    1     25

33 ALEX LEGION
                                                                   3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date     Opponent          G-GS      MIN      FG-A        Pct.     FG-A      Pct.      FT-A     Pct.      TOT       PF-FO A      TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14 thru 12-10 – Ineligible due to NCAA transfer rules.
12-20 Detroit               1-0       18       2-6        .333     2-5       .400       0-0     .000      0-2 – 2    2      0    3     0    1      6
12-23 vs. Missouri          1-0        6       0-3        .000     0-2       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    1      0    1     0    0      0
12-28 E. Michigan           1-0       12       2-6        .333     0-2       .000       0-0     .000      1-0 – 1    1      3    2     0    1      4
12-30 at Purdue             1-0       24      5-12        .417     1-5       .200       1-2     .500      1-4 – 5    1      1    0     0    1     12
1-4      at Michigan        1-0       22      4-10        .400     2-4       .500       0-0     .000      0-2 – 2    3      2    1     0    0     10
1-10     Indiana            1-0       18       1-6        .167     1-5       .200       2-4     .500      0-1 – 1    2      0    2     0    2      5
1-14     Michigan           1-0        7       0-1        .000     0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-3 – 3    0      1    0     0    0      0
1-17     at Michigan State 1-0        23      6-13        .462     3-5       .600       0-0     .000      3-0 – 3    1      1    4     0    1     15
1-20     Ohio State         1-0       16       1-6        .167     1-5       .200       0-0     .000      1-1 – 2    1      0    0     0    1      3
1-24     Wisconsin          1-0        4       0-1        .000     0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    0      0    0     0    0      0

34 C.J. JACKSON
                                                                   3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date     Opponent       G-GS        MIN        FG-A      Pct.      FG-A       Pct.     FT-A      Pct.     TOT       PF-FO A      TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14    E. Washington 1-0           2          0-0      .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-0 – 0     1   0       2    0    0      0
11-16    Texas A&M-CC 1-0            2          1-1     1.000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      1-0 – 1     1   0       1    0    0      2
11-20    at Vanderbilt              DNP
11-23    Jackson State   1-0         2          0-0      .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    1      1    1     0    0      0
11-28    vs. Kent State             DNP
11-29    vs. Tulsa                  DNP
12-2     Clemson                    DNP
12-6     vs. Georgia     1-0         1          1-1     1.000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    0      0    0     0    0      2
12-8     Hawaii                     DNP
12-10    Chicago State 1-0           2          0-0      .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    1      0    0     1    0      0
12-20    Detroit         1-0         4          0-0      .000      0-0       .000       3-4     .750      3-0 – 3    0      0    1     0    0      3
12-23    vs. Missouri    1-0         1          0-0      .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0    0      0    0     0    0      0
12-28    E. Michigan                DNP
12-30    at Purdue                  DNP

                                                                 2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 21
                         2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
1-4     at Michigan             DNP
1-10    Indiana           1-0    3     1-1    1.000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-1 – 1     0      0   0     0    1     2
1-14    Michigan                DNP
1-17    at Michigan State       DNP
1-20    Ohio State        1-0    1     0-0     .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0     0      0   0     0    1     0
1-24    Wisconsin               DNP

50 RICHARD SEMRAU
                                                         3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date    Opponent         G-GS   MIN   FG-A      Pct.     FG-A       Pct.     FT-A      Pct.     TOT        PF-FO   A   TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-0        15    1-3     .333       0-0      .000      1-2      .500      1-5 – 6      1     1    0    0    0      3
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-0         12    0-2     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      2-1 – 3      2     0    2    0    0      0
11-20   at Vanderbilt     1-0    17    0-1     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      2-1 – 3      2     0    1    0    2      0
11-23   Jackson State     1-0    13    1-1    1.000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-1 – 1      1     1    1    0    0      2
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-0        9    1-2     .500       0-0      .000      1-2      .500      1-0 – 1      2     0    0    0    0      3
11-29   vs. Tulsa         1-0    13    4-5     .800       0-0      .000      1-2      .500      0-0 – 0      1     0    2    0    0      9
12-2    Clemson           1-0    27    1-3     .333       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      4-4 – 8      2     1    2    0    0      2
12-6    vs. Georgia       1-0    8     0-1     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-2 – 2      0     1    1    0    0      0
12-8    Hawaii            1-0    23    3-4     .750       0-0      .000      0-1      .000      0-2 – 2      2     0    0    1    1      6
12-10   Chicago State 1-0         7    1-2     .500       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-1 – 1      2     0    0    0    0      2
12-20   Detroit           1-0     9    0-0     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-2 – 2     5-1    0    1    1    0      0
12-23   vs. Missouri      1-0     7    0-2     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-1 – 1      1     1    1    0    0      0
12-28   E. Michigan       1-0     3    0-0     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-0 – 0      0     0    1    0    0      0
12-30   at Purdue         1-0     3    0-0     .000       0-0      .000      0-0      .000      0-0 – 0      0     0    1    0    1      0
1-4     at Michigan             DNP
1-10    Indiana           1-0    13    0-0     .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-1 – 1      3     1   1     0    1      0
1-14    Michigan                DNP
1-17    at Michigan State 1-0     3    0-0     .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0      1     0   1     0    0      0
1-20    Ohio State        1-0     1    0-1     .000      0-0       .000       0-0     .000      0-0 – 0      0     0   0     0    0      0
1-24    Wisconsin               DNP

54 MIKE TISDALE
                                                         3-PT                                   OR-DR
Date    Opponent         G-GS   MIN   FG-A     Pct.      FG-A     Pct.       FT-A    Pct.       TOT        PF-FO   A   TO   BLK   ST   PTS
11-14   E. Washington 1-1       22    4-10     .400       0-0     .000       0-1     .000       1-5 – 6      2     1    2    0    0      8
11-16   Texas A&M-CC 1-1        18     1-7     .143       0-0     .000       4-4    1.000       2-1 – 3      1     0    1    1    0      6
11-20   at Vanderbilt     1-1   20    5-11     .455       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       3-4 – 7      4     0    2    0    1     10
11-23   Jackson State     1-1   16     1-4     .250       0-0     .000       2-2    1.000       0-3 – 3      4     0    4    1    0      4
11-28   vs. Kent State 1-1      35    7-12     .583       0-0     .000       6-9     .667       3-4 – 7      2     1    4    3    0     20
11-29   vs. Tulsa         1-1   34    6-13     .462       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       2-5 – 7      3     0    1    3    1     12
12-2    Clemson           1-1   10     0-0     .000       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       0-0 – 0      3     0    2    0    0      0
12-6    vs. Georgia       1-1   26    7-10     .700       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       1-1 – 2      3     1    0    1    2     14
12-8    Hawaii            1-1   10     0-4     .000       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       1-0 – 1      4     1    0    1    0      0
12-10   Chicago State 1-1       31    9-16     .563       0-0     .000       7-8     .875       7-3 – 10     4     0    1    2    0     25
12-20   Detroit           1-1   23     7-9     .778       0-0     .000       1-2     .500       0-3 – 3      1     0    0    0    0     15
12-23   vs. Missouri      1-1   23     6-9     .667       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       2-6 – 8     5-1    1    1    0    0     12
12-28   E. Michigan       1-1   37    10-18    .556       0-0     .000       5-5    1.000       1-3 – 4      3     2    1    1    3     25
12-30   at Purdue         1-1   30     8-16    .500       0-0     .000       2-2    1.000       2-4 – 6     5-2    1    1    1    0     18
1-4     at Michigan       1-1   22      3-6    .500       0-0     .000       1-2     .500       3-0 – 3      0     1    2    1    0      7
1-10    Indiana           1-1   18      1-2    .500       0-0     .000       0-0     .000       1-1 – 2      2     0    0    4    0      2
1-14    Michigan          1-1   34    10-12    .833       1-1    1.000       3-5     .600       1-1 – 2      4     0    1    3    0     24
1-17    at Michigan State 1-1   16     3-5     .600       0-0     .000       2-2    1.000       0-3 – 3      4     1    1    1    0      8
1-20    Ohio State        1-1   19     5-7     .714       0-0     .000       5-5    1.000       1-0 – 1      4     0    1    0    0     15
1-24    Wisconsin         1-1   19     3-6     .500       0-1     .000       2-3     .667       1-2 – 3      3     0    4    3    0      8




                                                       2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 22
                               2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI SEASON/CAREER HIGHS
1 Trent Meacham                                                                       15 Bubba Chisholm
             Season High                                         UI Career High                     Season High/Career High
Points       23 vs. Missouri, 12/28                 26 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)      Points        3 vs. Detroit, 12/20
FG           7 vs. Indiana, 1/10                    11 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)      FG            1 vs. Detroit, 12/20
FG Att.      12 vs. Chicago State, 12/10            15 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)      FG Att.       2 vs. Detroit, 12/20
             12 vs. Missouri, 12/28                                                   3-Pt.         1 vs. Detroit, 12/20
3-Pt.        7 vs. Indiana, 1/10                  8 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)        3-Pt. Att.    2 vs. Detroit, 12/20
3-Pt. Att.   10 vs. Chicago State, 12/10         13 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)        FT            1 vs. Chicago State, 12/10
FT           8 vs. Missouri, 12/28           8 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)        FT Att.       2 vs. Chicago State, 12/10
                                                       8 vs. Missouri (12/28/08)      Rebounds      1 vs. Chicago State, 12/10
FT Att.      9 vs. Missouri, 12/28          10 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)        Assists       2 vs. Georgia, 12/6
Rebounds     6 at Michigan State, 1/17        8 vs. Tennessee State (12/30/07)        Blocks        0
Assists      6 vs. Georgia, 12/6                                   6, four times,     Steals        1 vs. Georgia, 12/6 & 1 vs. Chicago State, 12/10
             6 at Purdue, 12/30                       last at Purdue (12/30/08)       Minutes       2, five times, last vs. Indiana, 1/10
Blocks       1 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 11/16                             1, four times,
                                             last vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/16/08)         21 Stan Simpson
Steals       3 vs. Georgia, 12/6                                  3, three times,                  Season High/Career High
                                                      last vs. Georgia (12/6/08)      Has not played this season, considering redshirt.
Minutes      37 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28    40 vs. Jackson State (11/15/06)
             37 at Purdue, 12/30                                                      23 Dominique Keller
                                                                                                    Season High/Career High
3 Chester Frazier                                                                     Points        16 vs. Jackson State, 11/23
             Season High                                             Career High      FG            8 vs. Jackson State, 11/23
Points       14 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                       21 vs. Penn State (3/8/07)     FG Att.       10 vs. Ohio State, 1/20
FG           5 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                         7 vs. Penn State (3/8/07)     3-Pt.         3 vs. Georgia, 12/6 & 3 vs. Indiana, 1/10
FG Att.      9 vs. Chicago State, 12/10            13 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)      3-Pt. Att.    4 vs. Georgia, 12/6 & 4 vs. Indiana, 1/10
3-Pt.        4 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                         5 vs. Penn State (3/8/07)     FT            4 vs. Indiana, 1/10
3-Pt. Att.   6 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                         9 vs. Penn State (3/8/07)     FT Att.       4 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 11/16 & 4 vs. Indiana, 1/10
FT           7 vs. E. Washington, 11/14           7 vs. E. Washington (11/14/08)      Rebounds      6 vs. Ohio State, 1/20
FT Att.      9 vs. E. Washington, 11/14            10 vs. Austin Peay (11/13/06)      Assists       1, four times, last at Purdue, 12/30
Rebounds     11 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28            13 vs. Wisconsin (2/20/08)     Blocks        2 vs. Indiana, 1/10
Assists      12 vs. Clemson, 12/2                       12 vs. Clemson (12/2/08)      Steals        1, six times, last vs. Indiana, 1/10
Blocks       1, six times,                                            1, 16 times,    Minutes       20 vs. Ohio State, 1/20
             last vs. Michigan, 1/14                  last vs. Michigan (1/14/09)
Steals       3, four times,                       4 vs. Michigan State (1/14/07)      24 Mike Davis
             last vs. Michigan, 1/14                                                                Season High                                                Career High
Minutes      42 vs. Kent State, 11/28                    45 vs. Purdue (3/14/08)      Points        28 vs. Clemson, 12/2                         28 vs. Clemson (12/2/08)
                                                                                      FG            12 vs. Clemson, 12/2                         12 vs. Clemson (12/2/08)
13 Jeff Jordan                                                                        FG Att.       19 vs. Clemson, 12/2                         19 vs. Clemson (12/2/08)
             Season High                                              Career High     3-Pt.         0                                                                     0
Points       5 vs. Detroit, 12/20                           5 at Purdue (1/19/08)     3-Pt. Att.    0                                                                     0
                                                          5 vs. Detroit (12/20/08)    FT            5 at Vanderbilt, 11/20                      5 at Vanderbilt (11/20/08)
FG           2 vs. E. Washington, 11/14                              2, four times,   FT Att.       7 vs. Chicago State, 12/10             7 vs. Chicago State (12/10/08)
             2 vs. Detroit, 12/20                      last vs. Detroit (12/20/08)    Rebounds      14 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 11/16            14 vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/16/08)
FG Att.      3 vs. E. Washington, 11/14              4 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)      Assists       5 vs. Jackson State, 11/23              5 vs. Jackson State (11/23/08)
             3 vs. Detroit, 12/20                     4 vs. Loyola-MD (12/28/07)      Blocks        2 at Purdue, 12/30                                        2, four times,
3-Pt.        1 vs. Detroit, 12/20                           1 at Purdue (1/19/08)                                                                last at Purdue (12/30/08)
                                                          1 vs. Detroit (12/20/08)    Steals        3 vs. Georgia, 12/6                             3 vs. Georgia (12/6/08)
3-Pt. Att.   1 vs. Detroit, 12/20                                    1, four times,                 3 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                               3 vs. Hawaii (12/8/08)
                                                       last vs. Detroit (12/20/08)    Minutes       38 vs. Kent State, 11/28                  38 vs. Kent State (11/28/08)
FT           2 vs. Chicago State, 12/10             4 vs. Northwestern (1/27/08)
FT Att.      2 vs. Chicago State, 12/10              4 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)      25 Calvin Brock
                                                    4 vs. Northwestern (1/27/08)                    Season High                                              Career High
Rebounds     1, seven times,                                       2, three times,    Points        13 at Michigan, 1/4                     18 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)
             last vs. Michigan, 1/14                 last at Minnesota (2/12/08)                    13 at Michigan State, 1/17
Assists      6 vs. Chicago State, 12/10           6 vs. Chicago State (12/10/08)      FG            6 at Michigan, 1/4                7 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
Blocks       0                                                                   0                  6 at Michigan State, 1/17              7 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)
Steals       1, four times,                          2 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)      FG Att.       10 at Michigan, 1/4                          16 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)
             last vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28       2 vs. Northwestern (1/27/08)      3-Pt.         1, four times,                                         2, eight times,
Minutes      18 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                         18 vs. Hawaii (12/8/08)                    last at Michigan State, 1/17              last at Michigan (2/23/08)
                                                                                      3-Pt. Att.    2, three times,                                5 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)
                                                                                                    last vs. Ohio State, 1/20
                                                                                      FT            3 vs. Detroit, 12/20                                    5, three times,

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             3 vs. Michigan, 1/14                          last vs. Minnesota (3/8/08)     Steals         2 vs. Indiana, 1/10
FT Att.      6 vs. Michigan, 1/14                                         6, five times,   Minutes        24 at Purdue, 12/30
                                                           last vs. Michigan (1/14/09)
Rebounds     7 at Purdue, 12/30                         10 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)      34 C.J. Jackson
             7 at Michigan, 1/4                                                                           Season High                                            Career High
Assists      3 vs. Jackson State, 11/23                  7 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)      Points         3 vs. Detroit, 12/20              6 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
                                                                  7 vs. IUPUI (12/6/06)    FG             1, three times,                   2 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
Blocks       1, three times,                                  2 at Michigan (2/23/08)                     last vs. Indiana, 1/10
             last vs. Indiana, 1/10                                                        FG Att.        1, three times,                  2 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
Steals       5 vs. Ohio State, 1/20                         5 vs. Ohio State (1/20/09)                    vs. Indiana, 1/10                 2 vs. Savannah State (11/21/06)
Minutes      28 at Michigan, 1/4                        40 vs. Florida A&M (11/19/06)      3-Pt.          0                                                                  0
                                                                                           3-Pt. Att.     0                                                                  0
30 Bill Cole                                                                               FT             3 vs. Detroit, 12/20                        3 vs. Detroit (12/20/08)
             Season High                                                Career High        FT Att.        4 vs. Detroit, 12/20                        4 vs. Detroit (12/20/08)
Points       5 vs. Detroit, 12/20                    6 vs. Northeastern (11/11/07)         Rebounds       3 vs. Detroit, 12/20                   5 vs. Austin Peay (11/13/06)
FG           2 vs. Detroit, 12/20                    3 vs. Northeastern (11/11/07)         Assists        1 vs. Jackson State, 11/23                2 vs. Belmont (12/17/06)
FG Att.      5 vs. E. Washington, 11/14              6 vs. Northeastern (11/11/07)         Blocks         1 vs. Chicago State, 12/10       2 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
3-Pt.        1 vs. Chicago State, 12/10                                1, five times,      Steals         1 vs. Indiana, 1/10                                   1, three times,
             1 vs. Detroit, 12/20                        last vs. Detroit (12/20/08)                      1 vs. Ohio State, 1/20                 last vs. Ohio State (1/20/09)
3-Pt. Att.   2 vs. Detroit, 12/20                                    2, three times,       Minutes        4 vs. Detroit, 12/20            15 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
                                                         last vs. Detroit (12/20/08)
FT           2 vs. Jackson State, 11/23             2 vs. Arizona State (11/19/07)         50 Richard Semrau
                                                    2 vs. Jackson State (11/23/08)                        Season High                                              Career High
FT Att.      5 vs. Jackson State, 11/23             5 vs. Jackson State (11/23/08)         Points         9 vs. Tulsa, 11/29                             9 vs. Tulsa (11/29/08)
Rebounds     3 vs. E. Washington, 11/14                                3, five times,      FG             4 vs. Tulsa, 11/29                             4 vs. Tulsa (11/29/08)
             3 vs. Detroit, 12/20                        last vs. Detroit (12/20/08)       FG Att.        5 vs. Tulsa, 11/29                      5 vs. Austin Peay (11/13/06)
Assists      1, three times,                                           1, five times,                                                                    5 vs. Tulsa (11/29/08)
             last vs. Detroit, 12/20                     last vs. Detroit (12/20/08)       3-Pt.          0                                    1 vs. Jackson State (11/15/06)
Blocks       1, three times,                        2 vs. Arizona State (11/19/07)         3-Pt. Att.     0                                       2 vs. Austin Peay (11/13/06)
             last vs. Indiana, 1/10                                                                                                         2 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
Steals       1 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 11/16                                1, five times,       FT             1, three times,                    5 vs. Savannah State (11/21/06)
                                                 last vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/16/08)                         last vs. Tulsa, 11/29
Minutes      10 vs. Detroit, 12/20                     14 vs. Weber State (12/1/07)        FT Att.        2, three times,                   6 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
                                                                                                          last vs. Tulsa, 11/29
32 Demetri McCamey                                                                         Rebounds       8 vs. Clemson, 12/2                         8 vs. Clemson (12/2/08)
             Season High                                                Career High        Assists        1, six times,                     2 vs. Georgia Southern (11/17/06)
Points       25 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24                          31 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)                      last vs. Indiana, 1/10
FG           9 at Vanderbilt, 11/20                          11 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)       Blocks         1 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                           1 vs. Hawaii (12/8/08)
FG Att.      18 at Vanderbilt, 11/20                         20 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)                      1 vs. Detroit, 12/20                        1 vs. Detroit (12/20/08)
3-Pt.        5 at Vanderbilt, 11/20                           7 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)       Steals         2 at Vanderbilt, 11/20                   2 at Vanderbilt (11/20/08)
3-Pt. Att.   12 vs. Clemson, 12/2                            13 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)       Minutes        27 vs. Clemson, 12/2                      27 vs. Clemson (12/2/08)
FT           11 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24                     11 vs. Wisconsin (1/24/09)
FT Att.      13 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24                     13 vs. Wisconsin (1/24/09)         54 Mike Tisdale
Rebounds     5 vs. Chicago State, 12/10                    8 at Minnesota (2/12/08)                       Season High                                            Career High
             5 at Michigan, 1/4                             8 at Michigan (2/23/08)        Points         25 vs. Chicago State, 12/10       25 vs. Chicago State (12/10/08)
Assists      11 vs. Hawaii, 12/8                         11 at Minnesota (2/12/08)                        25 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28 25 vs. Eastern Michigan (12/28/08)
                                                            11 vs. Hawaii (12/8/08)        FG             10 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28 10 vs. Eastern Michigan (12/28/08)
Blocks       1 vs. E. Washington, 11/14                                1, five times,                     10 vs. Michigan, 1/14                    10 vs. Michigan (1/14/09)
             1 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 11/16           last vs. Texas A&M-CC (11/16/08)          FG Att.        18 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28 18 vs. Eastern Michigan (12/28/08)
Steals       3 vs. Georgia, 12/6                             3 vs. Georgia (12/6/08)       3-Pt.          1 vs. Michigan, 1/14                                 1, three times,
Minutes      39 vs. Kent State, 11/28                        44 vs. Indiana (2/7/08)                                                             last vs. Michigan (1/14/09)
                                                                                           3-Pt. Att.     1 vs. Michigan, 1/14                                 2, three times,
33 Alex Legion                                                                                            1 vs. Wisconsin, 1/24             last at Michigan State (1/30/08)
             Season High/UI Career High                                                    FT             6 vs. Kent State, 11/28                 6 vs. Kent State (11/28/08)
Points       15 at Michigan State, 1/17                                                    FT Att.        9 vs. Kent State, 11/28                 9 vs. Kent State (11/28/08)
FG           6 at Michigan State, 1/17                                                     Rebounds       10 vs. Chicago State, 12/10        10 vs. Chicago State (12/10/08)
FG Att.      13 at Michigan State, 1/17                                                    Assists        3 vs. Chicago State, 12/10          3 vs. Chicago State (12/10/08)
3-Pt.        3 at Michigan State, 1/17                                                     Blocks         4 vs. Indiana, 1/10                       4 at Minnesota (2/12/08)
3-Pt. Att.   5, five times, last vs. Ohio State, 1/20                                                                                                 4 vs. Indiana (1/10/09)
FT           2 vs. Indiana, 1/10                                                           Steals         3 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28 3 vs. Eastern Michigan (12/28/08)
FT Att.      4 vs. Indiana, 1/10                                                           Minutes        37 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28 37 vs. Eastern Michigan (12/28/08)
Rebounds     5 at Purdue, 12/30
Assists      3 vs. Eastern Michigan, 12/28
Blocks       0
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Game #1                             Illinois 50                   Game #2                 Illinois 72                                  Game #3                                      Illinois 69
                        Eastern Washington 66                            Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 53                                                                             Vanderbilt 63
                  Nov. 14, 2008                                                     Nov. 16, 2008                                                        Nov. 20, 2008
           Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                    Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                   Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tenn.
    Trent Meacham scored 18 points and Chester Frazier                 Mike Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds,                Demetri McCamey scored 23 points as Illinois defeated
added 13 to help Illinois hold off Eastern Washington 66-50       both career highs, to lead Illinois past Texas A&M-Corpus            Vanderbilt 69-63 on Thursday night.
in the season opener for both teams on Friday.                    Christi 72-53 Sunday.                                                    McCamey's layup broke a tie with 6:22 remaining and
    The Illini (1-0) found themselves in a surprising 35-35 tie        Illinois (2-0) built its lead through stingy defense, putting   started a 7-0 run that put the Illini (3-0) in front to stay.
at the half with the lightly regarded Eagles (0-1).               together a 15-0 run as the Islanders (1-1) endured a 10-                 Vanderbilt (1-1) tied the game at 58 on a free throw by A.J.
    Illinois struggled on defense in the first half. The Illini   minute first-half scoring drought.                                   Ogilvy with 6:56 remaining, but then was held scoreless until
couldn't stop Eagles' guard Benny Valentine and center                 Trent Meacham added 14 for the Illini. Kevin Palmer and         Andre Walker made a layup and a foul shot with 2:13 to play.
Brandon Moore. Valentine, a transfer from Texas Tech, had 14      Filip Toncinic paced the Islanders with 10 points apiece.                The Commodores made just 13 of 21 free throws (61.9
points in the first 20 minutes Moore had 11, plus six                  The Islanders trailed 28-12 at intermission.                    percent) in the game. Jermaine Beal made a pair of free
rebounds.                                                              Texas A&M-Corpus Christi kept pace with the Illini after        throws with 1:38 left that got the Commodores within two
    But Moore and Valentine went cold in the second half.         the break, but had no answer for the athletic Davis. The soph-       points. Beal then missed a game-tying layup with 22 seconds
Eastern scored just five points in the first 11 minutes of the    omore forward shattered his previous career highs of 10              to go.
half, and Illinois moved out to a 12-point lead that buried the   points and five rebounds.                                                Illinois was a perfect 11-for-11 from the line, including
Eagles.                                                                Also attending the game were Michael Jordan, father of          two each by Trent Meacham and Chester Frazier in the final
    Meacham scored nine of his points from on 3-point shots.      Illini guard Jeff Jordan who notched four assists, and Chicago       20 seconds.
    Valentine finished with 14 to lead Eastern Washington.        Bulls guard Derrick Rose, a high school teammate of
                                                                  Islanders guard Tim Green.                                           Illinois FG-A 3P-A FT-A        REB   PF PTS A TO B S M
E. Washington FG-A   3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO      B   S   M                                                                         Davis*    3-12 0-0 5-5          12    5 11 0 2 1 0 32
Christensen* 0-0      0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 2        0   1    7   Texas A&M-CC FG-A   3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO           B   S   M    Tisdale*  5-11 0-0 0-0          7     4 10 0 2 0 1 20
Moore*         5-8    0-0  3-6 7 4 13 0 2            0   1   24   Bond*         2-3    0-0 2-3 7 4      6 1 0             0   2   31   Meacham* 4-8 4-6 2-2            4     4 14 2 2 0 1 31
Valentine* 4-15      3-10  3-3 2 2 14 3 3            0   2   37   Watt*         3-9    1-1 0-2 11 3     7 2 0             0   0   28   Frazier*   1-5 1-3 2-2          4     1  5 8 1 0 0 36
Gibson*        1-3    0-1  3-4 2 2      5 2 2        0   0   29   Reynolds*     2-9    1-3  3-4 5 0     8 0 0             0   0   24   McCamey* 9-18 5-10 0-0          3     2 23 6 1 0 1 35
Gross*         3-9    1-4  0-0 3 4      7 1 0        0   0   22   Drake*        2-8    0-2  0-1 2 1     4 5 4             0   0   26   Jordan     1-1 0-0 0-0          0     0  2 0 1 0 0 10
Genao         2-10    0-1  1-1 4 3      5 1 1        0   0   23   Palmer*       3-8    3-6  1-2 1 3 10 0 5                1   1   22   Keller    0-4 0-0 2-2           3     1  2 0 1 1 0 8
Stanojevic     0-5    0-4  2-3 4 2      2 1 1        0   1   30   Nelson        0-4    0-2  0-0 1 1     0 0 3             0   0   10   Brock     1-5 0-0 0-0           1     2  2 2 1 0 0 11
Brunell        1-4    0-1  0-0 3 1      2 1 2        0   0   11   Perkins       1-2    0-1 0-0 0 2      2 0 2             0   0   13   Semrau    0-1 0-0 0-0           3     2  0 0 1 0 2 17
Dunn           1-3    0-0  0-0 6 0      2 0 1        0   0   17   Green         0-1    0-1  0-0 1 1     0 1 1             0   0   14   Team                            5
Team                             2                                Toncinic      3-6    2-4  0-0 0 2     6 1 1             0   0   15   Totals   24-65 10-1911-11       42   21    69 18 12 2 5 200
Totals       17-57   4-21 12-17 33 19 50 9 14        0 5 200      Topps         2-4    2-4  0-0 0 2     6 1 1             0   0   15   FG%       1st: 14-33/.424    2nd: 10-32/.313       Game: .369
FG%       1st: 12-31/.387    2nd: 5-26/.192       Game: .298      Hammonds 0-0         0-0 0-0 0 0      0 0 0             0   0   2    3PT%      1st: 5-9/.556      2nd: 5-10/.500        Game: .526
3PT%      1st: 3-11/.273     2nd: 1-10/.100       Game: .190      Team                           2                                     FT%       1st: 3-3/1.000     2nd: 8-8/1.000        Game: 1.000
FT%       1st: 8-12/.667     2nd: 4-5/.800        Game: .706      Totals      18-54   9-24 8-15 32 20 53 10 18            1 4 200
                                                                  FG%       1st: 5-22/.227      2nd: 13-32/.406       Game: .333       Vanderbilt FG-A    3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO         B   S   M
Illinois FG-A        3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO      B   S   M    3PT%      1st: 2-11/.182      2nd: 7-13/.538        Game: .375       McClellan* 1-4      0-0  1-3 0 0      3 2 0           0   0   20
Davis*     3-5        0-0  0-0 5 1      6 2 1        0   0   28   FT%       1st: 0-2/.000       2nd: 8-13/.615        Game: .533       Taylor*     5-10    1-3  0-0 6 3 11 1 1               1   3   31
Brock*     0-3        0-1  1-2 3 3      1 0 2        0   0   19                                                                        Ogilvy*     5-11    0-1  3-5 7 2 13 0 2               3   0   32
Tisdale*  4-10        0-0  0-1 6 2      8 1 2        0   0   22   Illinois FG-A       3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO          B   S   M    Beal*        1-7    1-4  3-4 6 3      6 7 1           0   0   34
Meacham* 6-9          3-4  3-3 3 1 18 1 1            0   1   28   Davis*    9-15       0-0  2-3 14 2 20 1 0               1   0   25   Drake*       1-3    0-2  0-0 1 1      2 1 1           0   0   12
Frazier*  3-6         0-2  7-9 5 1 13 4 0            1   2   29   Tisdale*   1-7       0-0  4-4 3 1      6 0 1            1   0   18   Tinsley      4-9    2-5  1-3 3 0 11 2 1               0   0   29
Jordan    2-3         0-0  0-0 1 2      4 1 0        0   0   15   Meacham* 5-9         3-5  1-1 3 1 14 4 0                1   0   34   Ezeli       3-4     0-0  1-2 5 3      7 0 3           1   0   16
Chisholm  0-0         0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0        0   0    1   Frazier*  1-2        1-2  1-2 5 2      4 8 2            0   2   27   Walker      3-5     0-0  4-4 2 2 10 1 1               0   2   23
Keller    0-1         0-0  0-0 3 1      0 0 0        0   0    5   Brock*     1-5       0-0  0-0 1 3      2 1 0            0   1   12   Duffy       0-0     0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0           0   0    3
Cole      1-5         0-1  0-2 3 1      2 1 0        1   0    7   Jordan    0-1        0-0  0-0 0 0      0 4 3            0   1   16   Team                           3
McCamey   4-9         2-5  1-2 3 0 11 3 5            1   1   29   Chisholm   0-1       0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0            0   0    2   Totals     23-53   4-15 13-21 33 14 63 14 10          5 5 200
Jackson   0-0         0-0  0-0 0 1      0 0 2        0   0    2   Keller     4-8       0-1  3-4 4 2 11 0 1                0   1   15   FG%       1st: 13-27/.481    2nd: 10-26/.385       Game: .434
Semrau    1-3         0-0  1-2 6 1      3 1 0        0   0   15   Cole      0-0        0-0  0-0 0 2      0 1 0            0   1    6   3PT%      1st: 2-8/.250      2nd: 2-7/.286         Game: .267
Team                             2                                McCamey   5-11       1-4  2-2 3 1 13 3 2                1   1   31   FT%       1st: 7-10/.700     2nd: 6-11/.545        Game: .619
Totals   24-54       5-13 13-21 40 14 66 14 13       3 4 200      Jackson    1-1       0-0  0-0 1 1      2 0 1            0   0    2
FG%       1st: 12-27/.444    2nd: 12-27/.444      Game: .444      Semrau    0-2        0-0  0-0 3 2      0 0 2            0   0   12   Score by Halves:    1st     2nd Game
3PT%      1st: 4-6/.667      2nd: 1-7/.143        Game: .385      Team                            4            2                       Illinois            36       33  69
FT%       1st: 7-10/.700     2nd: 6-11/.545       Game: .619      Totals   27-62      5-13 13-16 41 17 72 22 14           4 7 200      Vanderbilt          35      28   63              A: 12,630
                                                                  FG%       1st: 11-31/.355     2nd: 16-31/.516       Game: .435
Score by Halves:   1st      2nd Game                              3PT%      1st: 5-10/.500      2nd: 0-3/.000         Game: .385
Eastern Washington 35        15  50                               FT%       1st: 1-3/.333       2nd: 12-13/.923       Game: .813
Illinois           35       31   66             A: 14,422
                                                                  Score by Halves:     1st    2nd Game
                                                                  Texas A&M-CC         12     41   53
                                                                  Illinois             28     44   72                A: 14,394




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                                                                     Game #5                                   Illinois 69                Game #6                                          Illinois 48
Game #4                                 Illinois 78
                                                                                                         Kent State 63 OT                                                                    Tulsa 44
                                  Jackson State 64
                                                                                         Nov. 28, 2008                                                          Nov. 29, 2008
                   Nov. 23, 2008
                                                                                   South Padre Island, Texas                                              South Padre Island, Texas
            Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.
                                                                         Mike Tisdale hit two free throws to force overtime then              Mike Tisdale hit the go-ahead jumper for Illinois with 1:15
     Mike Davis tied a career high with 20 points and                scored the first six points of the extra period as Illinois came     left, then sank a 15-footer to seal a 48-44 win over Tulsa at
Dominque Keller added 16 to lead Illinois past Jackson State         back to beat Kent State 69-63 Friday night at the South Padre        the South Padre Invitational on Saturday night.
78-64 on Sunday.                                                     Island Invitational.                                                     Tisdale finished with 12 points and was named MVP of the
     Illinois (4-0) built its lead in transition, putting together       Tisdale finished with 20 points for Illinois (5-0), which fell   tournament. Demetri McCamey added eight points to help
numerous scoring runs by turning defensive rebounds and              behind in the second half but closed regulation with an 11-6         keep Illinois (6-0) unbeaten.
turnovers into quick scoring chances by beating the Tigers (0-       run and tied the score at 60. Mike Davis added 17 for Illinois,          Jerome James had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Ben
3) down the floor.                                                   including the final three free throws in OT.                         Uzoh added 11 points for Tulsa (4-2).
     Jackson State couldn't keep pace with the athleticism of            Al Fisher led Kent State (3-1) with 18 points, and Chris             It was a close game to the end. Illinois led by one at the
Davis. The sophomore forward made his first seven shots of           Singletary added 15.                                                 half, and neither team held a lead bigger than five the rest of
the game, scoring 16 of his game-high 20 in the first half to            Illinois outrebounded Kent State 40-30, led by Davis' 13.        the way.
help the Illini to a 44-30 lead at the half.
     Jeremy Caldwell and Darrion Griffin lead the Tigers with        Kent State FG-A     3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO B S M                  Tulsa         FG-A   3P-AFT-A REB PF PTS A TO           B      S   M
17 and 14 points, respectively.                                      Singletary* 7-14     0-2  1-2 3 4 15 1 1 0 1 35                      Uzoh*         4-15    0-73-4 4 4 11 5 1                 0      1   39
     Trent Meacham added 10 points for the Illini in their sec-      Fisher*      6-15    3-7 3-4 3 1 18 2 3 0 1 43                       Wheatley*      2-2    0-00-0 1 0      4 2 0             1      0   32
ond of four games in the South Padre Island Invitational.            Mincy*        1-1    0-0  0-0 3 3     2 3 1 0 2 36                   Jordan*       5-10    0-01-2 12 3 11 1 1                1      0   37
Illinois will play Kent State on Friday at South Padre Island,       Sullinger*    2-6    0-0  3-4 9 2     7 3 2 0 1 41                   Richard*       1-4    0-00-0 2 1      2 0 0             0      0   10
                                                                     Parks*       1-6     0-0 0-2 5 4      2 0 0 0 0 18                   Reese*         2-9    1-60-0 3 0      5 3 6             0      2   27
Texas in the third round of the invitational.
                                                                     Woods        0-0     0-0 0-0 0 1      0 0 0 0 0 4                    Idlet          3-4    0-00-1 6 1      6 0 2             1      1   22
                                                                     Simpson      4-11    0-0 2-4 3 1 10 0 1 2 0 29                       Hurtt          0-1    0-10-0 1 0      0 0 0             0      0    5
Jackson State FG-A   3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO         B   S   M    McKee         3-5    3-5 0-0 0 1      9 0 0 0 1 18                   Andrews        1-5    1-40-0 0 0      3 1 1             0      0   17
Maxey         5-13    2-4  0-0 8 4 12 5 3               1   0   29   Henry-Ala    0-0     0-0 0-0 0 1      0 0 0 0 0 1                    Mitchell       1-1    0-00-0 2 3      2 0 2             0      0   11
Caldwell      7-13    0-0  3-4 6 4 17 1 4               0   2   35   Team                           4                                     Team                           7
Griffin        3-5    1-3  7-8 4 2 14 4 1               0   0   32   Totals      24-58   6-14 9-16 30 18 63 9 8 2 6 225                   Totals        19-51 2-18 4-7 38 12 44 12 13             3 4 200
Williams       1-5    1-2  0-0 0 2      3 1 1           0   0   17
Johnson        0-3    0-1  0-0 2 0      0 0 0           0   1   13   FG% 1st: 10-29/.345 2nd: 13-23/.565 OT: 1-6/.167      Game: .414     FG%         1st: 12-30/.400    2nd: 7-21/.333        Game: .373
Burk           0-0    0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0           0   1    6   3PT% 1st: 3-8/.375 2nd: 3-5/.600    OT: 0-1/.000      Game: .429     3PT%        1st: 1-8/.125      2nd: 1-10/.100        Game: .111
Melvin         3-6    0-1  0-0 3 3      6 1 1           0   1   23   FT% 1st: 4-8/.500 2nd: 4-6/.667     OT: 1-2/.500      Game: .563     FT%         1st: 0-0/.000      2nd: 4-7/.571         Game: .571
Huggins        1-3    0-2  0-0 0 1      2 0 1           0   1    4
Martinez       1-4    0-1  0-0 3 0      2 0 0           1   0    9   Illinois FG-A       3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO          B   S   M    Illinois FG-A        3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO          B      S   M
Davis          0-1    0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0           0   0    4   Meacham* 3-7         1-4  0-0 2 3      7 5 2            0   2   36   Meacham* 3-8          0-2 0-1 2 4      6 1 0            0      1   31
Dixon          2-5    0-2  1-3 2 1      5 1 1           0   0   21   Frazier*  2-4        0-1  3-3 4 2      7 8 1            0   0   42   Frazier*  2-7         0-3 0-1 7 0      4 8 3            0      1   36
Hyche          1-3    1-2  0-0 0 0      3 0 0           0   0    7   Davis*    7-15       0-0  3-4 13 2 17 1 1               0   0   38   Davis*     1-2        0-0 0-0 8 3      2 1 1            0      0   26
Team                             2                                   McCamey* 3-9         1-6  2-2 4 2      9 7 3            0   1   39   McCamey* 4-13         0-5 0-0 3 1      8 1 2            0      0   37
Totals       24-61   5-18 11-15 30 17 64 13 12          2 6 200      Tisdale*  7-12       0-0  6-9 7 2 20 1 4                3   0   35   Tisdale*  6-13        0-0 0-0 7 3 12 0 1                3      1   34
                                                                     Jordan    0-1        0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0            0   0    3   Jordan     0-0        0-0 0-0 0 0      0 0 0            0      0    3
FG%        1st: 11-30/.367    2nd: 13-31/.419       Game: .393       Keller    1-1        0-0  0-0 0 1      2 0 1            0   0    9   Keller    0-3         0-0 0-0 2 0      0 1 1            0      1    5
3PT%       1st: 3-10/.300     2nd: 2-8/.250         Game: .278       Brock     1-3        0-1  2-3 2 2      4 1 2            0   0   14   Brock     3-5         0-0 1-1 1 1      7 1 0            0      0   15
FT%        1st: 5-6/.833      2nd: 6-9/.667         Game: .733       Semrau    1-2        0-0  1-2 1 2      3 0 0            0   0    9   Semrau     4-5        0-0 1-2 0 1      9 0 2            0      0   13
                                                                     Team                            7            1                       Team                            3            1
Illinois     FG-A    3P-AFT-A REB PF PTS A TO           B   S   M    Totals   25-54      2-12 17-23 40 16 69 23 15           3 3 225      Totals   23-56       0-10 2-5 33 13 48 13 11            3 4 200
Davis        9-10     0-02-2 6 1 20 5 0                 0   0   26
Tisdale       1-4     0-02-2 3 4      4 0 4             1   0   16   FG% 1st: 10-26/.385 2nd: 12-20/.600 OT: 3-8/.375      Game: .463     FG%         1st: 12-30/.400    2nd: 11-26/.423       Game: .411
Meacham       4-6     2-40-0 2 1 10 1 1                 0   0   30   3PT% 1st: 1-7/.143 2nd: 1-3/.333    OT: 0-2/.000      Game: .167     3PT%        1st: 0-4/.000      2nd: 0-6/.000         Game: .000
Frazier       2-4     1-22-2 3 1      7 6 2             1   0   25   FT% 1st: 6-8/.750 2nd: 8-11/.727 OT: 3-4/.750         Game: .739     FT%         1st: 2-4/.500      2nd: 0-1/.000         Game: .400
McCamey       3-7     2-50-0 3 2      8 7 3             0   2   26   Score by Halves:      1st     2nd      OT     Game
Jordan        1-2     0-00-0 1 1      2 1 0             0   0   13   Kent State            27      33       3      63                     Score by Halves:      1st     2nd Game
Chisholm      0-1     0-10-0 0 0      0 0 1             0   0    2   Illinois              27      33       9      69       A: 1,423      Tulsa                 25      19   44
Keller        8-8     0-00-0 4 0 16 0 0                 0   1   17                                                                        Illinois              26      22   48               A: 1,712
Brock         2-7     1-22-2 2 3      7 3 0             0   0   22
Cole          0-0     0-00-0 0 1      0 1 1             0   0    8
Jackson       0-0     0-00-0 0 1      0 1 1             0   0    2
Semrau        1-1     0-00-0 1 1      2 1 1             0   0   13
Team                           1            1
Totals       31-50 6-14 10-13 27 16 78 25 14            2 3 200
FG%        1st: 18-26/.692    2nd: 13-24/.542       Game: .620
3PT%       1st: 4-8/.500      2nd: 2-6/.333         Game: .429
FT%        1st: 4-4/1.000     2nd: 6-9/.667         Game: .769

Score by Halves:      1st    2nd Game
Jackson State         30     34   64
Illinois              44     34   78               A: 13,865




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Game #7                                     Illinois 74              Game #8                                    Illinois 76           Game #9                                         Illinois 68
                                          Clemson 76                                                           Georgia 42                                                             Hawaii 58
                    Dec. 2, 2008                                                         Dec. 6, 2008                                                     Dec. 8, 2008
            Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                        United Center, Chicago, Ill.                                    Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.
    Demontez Stitt scored 18 points and Trevor Booker had 16             Demetri McCamey set the tone, scoring 13 of his 19 points           Chester Frazier and Dominique Keller each scored 14
to lead Clemson to a 76-74 win over Illinois on Tuesday night        in the opening eight minutes, and Illinois cruised to a 76-42    points to lead Illinois to a 68-58 win over Hawaii on Monday
in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.                                        victory over Georgia at the United Center on Saturday.           night.
    Raymond Sykes and K.C. Rivers added 14 points apiece for             McCamey hit two 3-pointers, a three-point play and two            Frazier's tally included four 3-pointers in the first half for
Clemson (8-0), which overcame a 40-32 halftime deficit to            more baskets as the Illini (7-1) grabbed an early 19-6 lead      Illinois (8-1), which led 39-26 at halftime. Mike Davis added
earn their fifth straight win in the challenge.                      and remained in control the rest of the way. Up seven at half-   10 points for the Illini.
    Clemson turned the tables on defensive-minded Illinois           time, they outscored the Bulldogs 46-19 in the second half            After forcing a season-high 27 turnovers on Saturday
(6-1) by causing havoc in the backcourt with a full court            and held Georgia scoreless over the final 7:23 to run away       against Georgia, Illinois' defense tried for an encore against
press, forcing 17 turnovers.                                         with the victory.                                                Hawaii (3-3). The Illini scored 28 points off of 22 turnovers by
    After shooting 56 percent in the first half Illinois went cold       Mike Davis and Mike Tisdale scored 14 apiece and             the Rainbow Warriors to overcome a sluggish start and beat
down the stretch, going 2-for-8 from the field in the final five     Dominique Keller added 11 as the Illini rebounded from a two-    Hawaii for the second season in a row.
minutes. Illinois wasn't able to get a shot off in the final sec-    point loss to Clemson on Tuesday. Michael Jordan's son, Jeff,         Illinois held Hawaii without a field goal for 5:31 in the sec-
onds.                                                                played seven minutes and did not attempt a shot.                 ond half to build its lead to 17 points.
    Mike Davis led Illinois with a career-high 28 points,                It was a rough afternoon for Georgia (5-3), which hit just        Petras Balocka led Hawaii with 21 points. Roderick
including the first 12 for the Illini after the break. Demetri       18-of-51 shots and committed a season-high 27 turnovers in       Flemings added 14 points for the Rainbow Warriors.
McCamey added 20 points.                                             its second straight loss. Terrance Woodbury scored 13 points
                                                                     but was the only Bulldog in double figures.                      Hawaii     FG-A 3P-A FT-A       REB   PF PTS A TO B S M
Clemson      FG-A   3P-AFT-A REB PF PTS A TO            B   S   M        After stumbling to a 16-19 record last season, the Illini    Balocka*    7-13 2-2 5-9         10    2 21 1 3 0 1 27
Sykes*        6-6    0-0 2-4 4 1 14 0 1                 0   0   27   are looking like a potential NCAA team, and they had no trou-    Flemings* 6-11 0-0 2-3           12    3 14 2 3 0 0 38
Booker*      7-14    0-02-3 8 1 16 2 2                  1   1   33                                                                    Mayen*      0-2 0-0 0-0          1     3  0 1 3 0 0 18
                                                                     ble picking apart Georgia.                                       Amis*       2-6 0-0 0-0          8     0  4 1 3 1 0 35
Rivers*      6-13    2-60-0 6 1 14 1 1                  0   0   34
Stitt*       8-11    0-12-5 2 3 18 6 2                  1   4   35
                                                                         They shot 33-of-58 overall and hit 9-of-16 3-pointers        Nitoto*     0-2 0-0 3-4          2     2  3 7 5 0 2 31
Oglesby*      2-5    2-5 0-1 0 0     6 2 3              0   1   26   after converting 33 percent in the first seven games. Keller     Parghalava 3-7 1-5 0-0           2     2  7 0 4 0 0 30
Smith         0-0    0-0 0-0 0 1     0 0 1              0   0   12   hit 3-of-4 from long range, while McCamey, Trent Meacham         Fitzgerald  0-0 0-0 0-0          0     0  0 0 0 0 0 0+
Young         0-1    0-10-0 0 1      0 1 1              0   1    5   and Chester Frazier converted two.                               Lutu        0-0 0-0 0-0          0     0  0 0 0 0 0 2
Potter        2-4    0-1 0-0 1 1     4 0 1              0   0   15                                                                    Campbell    3-3 0-0 0-0          2     0  6 0 1 0 0 8
Grant         2-3    0-0 0-0 0 2     4 0 1              0   0   13   Georgia      FG-A   3P-AFT-A REB PF PTS A TO        B   S   M    Adams       1-4 0-0 1-2          2     1  3 0 0 0 0 11
Team                          3                                      Woodbury*    6-12    1-30-0 5 3 13 0 4              0   0   26   Jespersen   0-0 0-0 0-0          0     0  0 0 0 0 0 0+
Totals       33-57 4-14 6-13 23 11 76 12 13             2 7 200      Thompkins*   2-10    0-10-0 7 1      4 1 5          0   2   25   Team                             4
                                                                     Jackson*      3-4    0-00-0 8 2      6 1 3          0   0   25   Totals     22-48 3-7 11-18       43   13   58 12 22 1 3 200
FG%        1st: 14-27/.519    2nd: 19-30/.633       Game: .579
3PT%       1st: 2-6/.333      2nd: 2-8/.250         Game: .286       Butler*       1-3    1-22-4 2 2      5 0 1          0   1   29   FG%       1st: 10-24/.417     2nd: 12-24/.500        Game: .458
FT%        1st: 2-4/.500      2nd: 4-9/.444         Game: .462       Ware*         0-3    0-10-0 0 0      0 0 4          0   0   15   3PT%      1st: 1-3/.333       2nd: 2-4/.500          Game: .429
                                                                     McPhee        0-1    0-10-0 0 1      0 0 0          0   0    3   FT%       1st: 5-7/.715       2nd: 6-11/.545         Game: .611
Illinois FG-A 3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO                 B   S   M    Brewer        0-1    0-10-0 0 0      0 0 2          0   0    2
Davis*   12-19 0-0 4-4 8 3 28 0 2                       1   1   32   Leslie        2-5    0-01-1 4 2      5 1 1          1   1   13   Illinois FG-A       3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A          TO   B   S   M
Tisdale*  0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3       0 0 2                   0   0   10   Barnes        2-2    0-00-0 2 1      4 0 0          0   0   15   Davis*    5-10       0-0 0-0 4 0 10 1                2   1   3   29
Meacham* 3-8 0-4 0-0 0 2        6 1 2                   0   1   35   Zlovaric      0-2    0-10-0 1 0      0 0 1          0   0    9   Tisdale*  0-4        0-0 0-0 1 4      0 1            0   1   0   10
Frazier*  3-6 1-2 0-0 3 2       7 12 5                  0   1   33   Swansey       1-4    0-11-2 1 0      3 4 4          0   2   23   Meacham* 2-7         2-6 2-2 1 1      8 2            0   0   1   29
McCamey* 7-17 4-12 2-2 3 3 20 3 2                       0   1   31   Price         1-4    0-10-0 0 0      2 0 2          2   1   16   Frazier*  5-7        4-6 0-0 1 1 14 0                1   1   3   29
Jordan    0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0       0 0 2                   0   0    5   Team                          4                                  McCamey* 3-9         0-3 2-2 1 3      8 11           1   0   0   28
Keller    4-4 0-0 0-0 5 0       8 0 0                   1   0   10   Totals       18-51 2-12 4-7 34 12 42 7 27           3 7 200      Jordan    0-1        0-0 0-1 1 0      0 1            0   0   1   18
Brock     1-3 0-0 1-2 3 1       3 2 0                   0   0   17   FG%       1st: 10-24/.417    2nd: 8-27/.296      Game: .353      Keller    5-7        1-2 3-3 2 4 14 0                0   1   0   15
Semrau    1-3 0-0 0-0 8 2       2 1 2                   0   0   27   3PT%      1st: 1-5/.200      2nd: 1-7/.143       Game: .167      Brock     4-5        0-0 0-0 0 0      8 0            1   1   3   16
Team                     5                                           FT%       1st: 2-4/.500      2nd: 2-3/.667       Game: .571      Cole      0-1        0-1 0-0 1 1      0 0            0   0   0    3
Totals   31-60 5-18 7-8 35 16 74 19 17                  2 4 200                                                                       Semrau    3-4        0-0 0-1 2 2      6 0            0   1   1   23
                                                                     Illinois FG-A       3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO       B   S   M    Team                           0
FG%        1st: 19-34/.559    2nd: 12-26/.462       Game: .517
                                                                     Davis*    7-10       0-0 0-1 5 0 14 2 3             1   3   31   Totals   27-55      7-18 7-9 14 16 68 16            5    6 12 200
3PT%       1st: 2-8/.250      2nd: 3-10/.300        Game: .278
FT%        1st: 0-0/.500      2nd: 7-8/.875         Game: .875       Tisdale*  7-10       0-0 0-0 2 3 14 1 0             1   2   26   FG%       1st: 15-31/.484     2nd: 12-24/.500        Game: .491
                                                                     Meacham* 3-6         2-3 0-0 0 3      8 6 2         0   3   32   3PT%      1st: 5-11/.455      2nd: 2-7/.286          Game: .389
Score by Halves:     1st     2nd Game                                Frazier*  2-4        2-3 0-2 3 0      6 4 2         0   0   24   FT%       1st: 4-4/1.000      2nd: 3-5/.600          Game: .778
Clemson              32      44   76                                 McCamey* 8-12        2-5 1-1 4 0 19 6 2             0   3   33
Illinois             40      34   74               A: 14,741         Jordan    0-0        0-0 0-0 1 0      0 0 0         0   0    7   Score by Halves:     1st    2nd Game
                                                                     Chisholm  0-0        0-0 0-0 0 0      0 2 0         0   1    1   Hawaii               26      32  58
                                                                     Keller    4-8        3-4 0-0 3 1 11 0 1             1   0   14   Illinois             39      29  68                A: 14,303
                                                                     Brock     1-6        0-1 0-0 2 3      2 1 2         0   1   19
                                                                     Cole      0-0        0-0 0-0 0 0      0 0 0         0   0   4
                                                                     Jackson   1-1        0-0 0-0 0 0      2 0 0         0   0   1
                                                                     Semrau    0-1        0-0 0-0 2 0      0 1 1         0   0   8
                                                                     Team                           4
                                                                     Totals   33-58      9-16 1-4 26 10 76 23 14         3 13 200
                                                                     FG%       1st: 13-29/.448    2nd: 20-29/.690     Game: .569
                                                                     3PT%      1st: 3-6/.500      2nd: 6-10/.600      Game: .563
                                                                     FT%       1st: 1-3/.333      2nd: 0-1/.000       Game: .250

                                                                     Score by Halves:     1st    2nd Game
                                                                     Georgia              23     19   42
                                                                     Illinois             30     46   76            A: 12,139




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Game #10                              Illinois 89                Game #11                                      Illinois 82           Game #12                                 Illinois 75
                                Chicago State 50                                                               Detroit 51                                                #25 Missouri 59
                  Dec. 10, 2008                                                       Dec. 20, 2008                                                      Dec. 23, 2008
           Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                      Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.
    Mike Tisdale had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds         Trent Meacham and Mike Tisdale each scored 15 points to             Demetri McCamey scored all but two of his 20 points in an
to lead Illinois to a 89-50 win over Chicago State on            lead Illinois past Detroit 82-51 on Saturday.                       almost perfect first half, helping Illinois manhandle No. 25
Wednesday night.                                                     Meacham and Tisdale combined to shoot 12-for-14 from            Missouri 75-59 for its ninth straight victory in the annual
    Mike Davis also had a double-double, scoring 11 points       the field to help Illinois (10-1) shake off a nine-day break.       Braggin' Rights game.
and collecting 12 rebounds for Illinois (9-1). Trent Meacham     Meacham made all five of his shots, including three from 3-             Leo Lyons had 22 points for Missouri (9-2), which flopped
added 14 points and Demetri McCamey finished with 10 for         point range as the Illini shot 64.4 percent (29-45) to over-        one day after cracking the Top 25 for the first time in nearly
the Illini.                                                      come a season-high 20 turnovers against the Titans (3-7).           five seasons on the strength of a seven-game winning streak.
    The 7-foot-1 Tisdale made the most of a size advantage           Illinois scored on six of its first seven possessions of the        Illinois led by 20 points in the first half behind 55 percent
for Illinois (9-1) up front. The sophomore scored 16 points in   game and went on a 10-0 run. The Illini held Detroit scoreless      shooting and cruised to its fifth straight victory overall.
the first half to give Illinois a 41-26 lead at the break.       for a five minute stretch in the first half to build a 34-26 lead       Trent Meacham had 23 points with three 3-pointers and
    Illinois held Chicago State (3-5) to 34 points below their   at the intermission.                                                Mike Davis had 13 points and nine rebounds for Illinois (11-
season average and forced the Cougars into 29 turnovers.             Illinois broke the game open with an 18-2 run to start the      1).
    Chicago State closed to 47-38 in the second half behind      second half.                                                            The Tigers shot a season-worst 37 percent and were held
two 3-pointers by David Holston. But Illinois pulled away with       Thomas Kennedy scored 17 points and Chris Hayes added           well below their previous season low of 71 points.
a 24-5 run.                                                      nine for Detroit, which shot 39.2 percent and turned the ball           Illinois took control early behind the hot hand of McCamey,
    Holston led Chicago State with 17 points. Tawrence           over 18 times.                                                      who hit his first five shots and outscored the rest of his team
Walton had 11 points.                                                                                                                13-7 while fueling a 20-9 lead just over 8 minutes into the
                                                                 Detroit        FG-A   3P-AFT-A REB PF PTS A TO         B   S   M    game. McCamey was 4-for-5 from 3-point range in the half.
Chicago St. FG-A    3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO       B   S   M    Kennedy*       7-13    2-21-3 3 1 17 0 2               0   0   31       Missouri trailed at halftime for only the third time after
Montgomery* 2-6      0-0  2-6 7 4     6 0 4         0   1   23   Hayes*         4-11    1-3 0-2 3 4     9 0 2           0   1   23   shooting 30 percent and missing all eight 3-point attempts.
Walton*       4-8    0-1  3-5 8 2 11 0 6            1   2   29   Bennett*        0-1    0-0 1-2 2 3     1 0 2           0   0   16
Wilson*       1-5    1-4  0-1 7 0     3 3 3         0   0   23
                                                                                                                                         DeMarre Carroll, who averages 17.6 points and seven
                                                                 Foster*         2-6    1-2 0-0 1 2     5 1 2           0   1   23
Holston*     6-19   5-14  0-0 2 2 17 3 6            0   2   34   Payne*          3-7    1-20-2 3 1      7 2 3           0   4   31   rebounds, was held to six points and one rebound.
Cantrell*    2-9     0-2  0-0 3 3     4 0 3         0   1   30   Janer           1-1    1-10-0 0 0      3 0 0           0   0    3       Illinois' 18-point halftime lead matched its bulge in an
Martin       0-0     0-0  0-0 2 0     0 0 1         0   0    3   Hartfield       0-0    0-00-0 0 0      0 1 1           0   1    5   82-50 victory in 2005, the most lopsided in the series. The
Smith        0-0     0-0  0-0 0 1     0 0 1         0   0    4   Jokic           0-5    0-3 1-2 2 0     1 0 1           0   1   15   lead grew to 24 points in the second half.
Anderson     0-3     0-1  2-2 1 0     2 1 2         0   0    9   Fee             1-3    0-00-0 1 2      2 2 2           0   0   15
Stankovic    0-0     0-0  1-2 1 0     1 0 1         0   0    2   Blue            1-1    0-00-2 1 1      2 1 1           0   1   13   Missouri      FG-A   3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO         B   S   M
Wall         0-0     0-0  0-0 1 1     0 0 0         0   0   11   Harrington      1-3    0-02-5 4 1      4 1 1           0   1   25   Carroll*       2-6    0-0 2-2 1 2      6 0 3           1   2   25
Kasamba      0-2     0-0  0-0 2 0     0 0 0         0   0    4   Team                            2            1                      Lyons*        7-12    0-28-11 4 2 22 4 3               1   2   29
Martin       2-5     0-0  0-0 0 4     4 0 1         0   0   13   Totals         20-51 6-13 5-17 22 15 51 8 18           0 10 200     Tiller*        2-6    0-1 1-1 6 0      5 1 0           1   0   31
Kielbasa     1-1     0-0  0-0 5 5     2 1 1         1   0   15                                                                       Taylor*        5-8    1-4 0-0 2 4 11 0 2               0   0   22
                                                                 FG%          1st: 10-25/.400    2nd: 10-26/.385     Game: .392
Team                           2                                                                                                     Lawrence*      2-6    0-4 0-0 2 2      4 1 1           0   2   23
                                                                 3PT%         1st: 4-8/.500      2nd: 2-5/.400       Game: .462
Totals      18-58   6-22 8-16 41 22 50 8 29         2 6 200                                                                          Paul           0-4    0-1 0-0 0 1      0 1 1           0   0    7
                                                                 FT%          1st: 2-4/.500      2nd: 3-13/.231      Game: .294
FG%       1st: 11-28/.393    2nd: 7-30/.233      Game: .310                                                                          Denmon         1-4    0-2 0-0 0 0      2 1 0           0   0   17
3PT%      1st: 3-10/.300     2nd: 3-12/.250      Game: .273      Illinois FG-A 3P-A FT-A REB           PF PTS A TO B S M             Ramsey         1-2    0-1 0-0 5 2      2 2 0           1   0   15
FT%       1st: 1-2/.500      2nd: 7-14/.500      Game: .500      Davis*    1-2 0-0 2-2 3                1  4 2 2 0 0 24              Bowers         0-1    0-0 0-0 1 0      0 0 0           0   0    1
                                                                 Tisdale*  7-9 0-0 1-2 3                1 15 0 0 0 0 23              Safford        0-3    0-0 0-0 1 2      0 0 0           0   1   10
Illinois FG-A       3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO      B   S   M    Meacham* 5-5 3-3 2-2 0                 3 15 0 0 0 0 14              English       3-10    1-3 0-0 3 0      7 1 2           0   2   20
Davis*    4-11       0-0  3-7 12 2 11 3 0           0   2   25   Frazier*  2-3 1-2 0-0 3                2  5 9 6 1 2 28              Team                            3
Tisdale*  9-16       0-0  7-8 10 4 25 0 1           2   0   31   McCamey* 2-5 1-2 2-2 4                 0  7 3 4 0 0 19              Totals        23-62 2-18 11-14 28 15 59 11 12          4 9 200
Meacham* 5-12       4-10  0-0 4 3 14 4 2            0   2   32   Jordan    2-3 1-1 0-0 1                0  5 3 1 0 0 14              FG%         1st: 9-30/.300     2nd: 14-32/.438      Game: .371
Frazier*  3-9        1-4  0-0 4 1      7 6 2        0   3   27   Chisholm  1-2 1-2 0-0 0                0  3 0 0 0 0 2               3PT%        1st: 0-8/.000      2nd: 2-10/.200       Game: .111
McCamey* 3-7         0-2  4-5 5 1 10 3 6            0   0   24   Keller    1-2 0-0 0-0 1                0  2 0 1 1 0 10              FT%         1st: 4-5/.800      2nd: 7-9/.778        Game: .786
Jordan    0-1        0-0  2-2 0 0      2 6 1        0   1   16   Brock     4-4 1-1 3-5 3                0 12 2 1 0 0 25
Chisholm  0-0        0-0  1-2 1 0      1 0 0        0   1    2   Cole      2-4 1-2 0-0 3                4  5 1 0 0 0 10              Illinois FG-A        3P-A  FT-A REB PF PTS A TO        B   S   M
Keller    2-6        0-1  0-0 2 1      4 1 1        1   0   15   Legion    2-6 2-5 0-0 2                2  6 0 3 0 1 18              Davis*    6-8         0-0  1-2 9 1 13 2 0              0   0   33
Brock     4-5        0-0  1-5 2 3      9 1 1        0   4   15   Jackson   0-0 0-0 3-4 3                0  3 0 1 0 0 4               Tisdale*  6-9         0-0  0-0 8 5 12 1 1              0   0   23
Cole      1-1        1-1  1-2 1 2      4 0 1        1   0    4   Semrau    0-0 0-0 0-0 2                5  0 0 1 1 0 9               Meacham* 6-12         3-6  8-9 4 2 23 4 4              0   0   34
Jackson   0-0        0-0  0-0 0 1      0 0 0        1   0    2   Team                       7                                        Frazier*  0-1         0-1  0-1 6 2      0 8 2          0   3   35
Semrau    1-2        0-0  0-0 1 2      2 0 0        0   0    7   Totals   29-45 11-18 13-17 35          18   82 20 20 3 3 200        McCamey* 8-11         4-6  0-0 1 1 20 5 4              0   0   32
Team                            2                                                                                                    Jordan    0-0         0-0  0-0 1 0      0 0 0          0   0    2
                                                                 FG%          1st: 13-21/.619    2nd: 16-24/.667     Game: .644
Totals   32-70      6-18 19-31 44 20 89 24 15       5 13 200                                                                         Chisholm  0-0         0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0          0   0    1
                                                                 3PT%         1st: 2-4/.500      2nd: 9-14/.643      Game: .611
FG%       1st: 16-31/.516    2nd: 16-39/.410     Game: .457      FT%          1st: 6-8/.750      2nd: 7-9/.778       Game: .765      Keller    3-4         0-0  1-2 2 0      7 1 2          0   1   14
3PT%      1st: 3-9/.333      2nd: 3-9/.333       Game: .333                                                                          Brock     0-1         0-1  0-0 0 0      0 0 1          1   0   11
FT%       1st: 6-11/.545     2nd: 13-20/.650     Game: .613      Score by Halves:       1st     2nd Game                             Cole      0-0         0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 1          0   0    1
                                                                 Detroit                26      25   51                              Legion    0-3         0-2  0-0 0 1      0 0 1          0   0    6
Score by Halves:     1st    2nd Game                             Illinois               34      48   82            A: 14,594         Jackson   0-0         0-0  0-0 0 0      0 0 0          0   0    1
Chicago State        26      24  50                                                                                                  Semrau    0-2         0-0  0-0 1 1      0 1 1          0   0    7
Illinois             41     48   89            A: 14,101                                                                             Team                             5
                                                                                                                                     Totals   29-51       7-16 10-14 37 13 75 22 17         1 4 200
                                                                                                                                     FG%         1st: 16-29/.552    2nd: 13-22/.591      Game: .569
                                                                                                                                     3PT%        1st: 6-13/.462     2nd: 1-3/.333        Game: .438
                                                                                                                                     FT%         1st: 2-4/.500      2nd: 8-10/.800       Game: .714

                                                                                                                                     Score by Halves:      1st     2nd Game
                                                                                                                                     Missouri              22      37   59
                                                                                                                                     Illinois              40      35   75             A: 19,586



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Game #13                               Illinois 62                   Game #14                              Illinois 71                     Game #15                             Illinois 64
                             Eastern Michigan 53                                                 #9/11 Purdue 67 (OT)                                                  #23/24 Michigan 74
                     Dec. 28, 2008                                                    Dec. 30, 2008                                                             Jan. 4, 2009
              Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                 Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind.                                       Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich.
     Mike Tisdale tied a career high with 25 points and Trent            Illinois used the team concept on offense and its best                 Manny Harris had 16 points and four teammates also
Meacham added 16 to lead Illinois to a 62-53 win over                defender at the other end of the court to get the Big Ten sea-        scored in double figures in Michigan's 74-64 victory over
Eastern Michigan on Sunday.                                          son off to a great start.                                             Illinois to end the Illini's seven-game winning streak.
     Tisdale scored 17 in the second half to help the Illini over-       The Fighting Illini had 21 assists on 30 field goals, helped           In the intriguing matchup of improving teams, Illinois
come a sluggish start in their final non-conference game of          each other enough against No. 9 Purdue's attacking man-to-            missed some open shots in the closing minutes and Michigan
the season.                                                          man defense to commit just six turnovers and Chester Frazier          made enough free throws to turn the closely contested game
     Eastern Michigan's zone defense gave the Illini trouble.        shut down Robbie Hummel in a 71-67 overtime victory.                  into a double-digit victory
Illinois came in as the Big Ten's best shooting team and had             Mike Tisdale scored 18 points, Mike Davis and Alex Legion              DeShawn Sims had 13 points and nine rebounds, Laval
combined to shoot 53.4 percent from the field in their last six      had 12 each, Meacham added 11 and Demetri McCamey had                 Lucas-Perry scored 13 points, Zack Novak had 11 points
games. But Illinois couldn't find its rhythm early against the       10 for the Fighting Illini (13-1), who won their seventh              despite missing much of the second half with a cut above his
Eagles and shot just 34.5 percent in the first half.                 straight.                                                             left eye, Zack Gibson added 10 and Kelvin Grady finished with
     Despite being outscored 36-22 in the paint, Illinois held           E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points and JaJuan Johnson had             nine points for the Wolverines.
off the Eagles by forcing over 20 turnovers for the fourth time      16 points and 15 rebounds for Purdue (11-3). Hummel,                       A dunk by Gibson capped a 14-2 run that gave the
this season, getting Eastern Michigan to commit 21.                  Purdue's leading scorer, was held to seven points and took            Wolverines a 54-48 lead midway through the half.
     The win was Illinois sixth straight, matching its longest       just seven shots. He had 11 rebounds.                                      Reserve Calvin Brock led the Illini with 13 points and
winning streak of the season.                                            The Boilermakers had a chance to win in regulation, but           seven rebounds and Demetri McCamey had 11 points and 10
                                                                     Johnson missed the second of two free throws with 1.9 sec-            assists. Mike Davis had 10 points despite being slowed by
E. Michigan    FG-A      FT-A REB PF PTS A TO
                      3P-A                              B   S   M    onds left to force overtime.                                          tonsillitis. Alex Legion also scored 10 points off the bench.
Harrison*       0-3    0-10-0 3 1     0 0 2             0   0   13       In overtime, Purdue jumped out quickly with baskets by                 Illinois' Trent Meacham, one of four Illini entering the
Farrow*         2-2    0-00-0 2 1     4 0 1             0   0   15                                                                         game averaging 12.1 points, scored five points on 2-of-9
                                                                     Hummel and Lewis Jackson, but Illinois scored the next nine
Dobbins*        6-8    0-02-5 3 5 14 0 2                0   1   22
Farris*        4-10      2-3 5 4 12 4 6
                       2-7                              0   3   26
                                                                     points and never trailed again. The Fighting Illini made seven        shooting.
Jones*          1-4    0-22-3 4 1     4 1 1             0   2   35   of eight free throws in the final minute to keep the                       Michigan held the Illini 33 percent shooting in the second
Frazier         0-0    0-00-0 0 0     0 0 1             0   0   13   Boilermakers at bay.                                                  half after they connected on 59 percent in the first.
Green           0-0    0-00-0 0 0     0 0 0             0   1    6
Cooper          3-5    0-00-1 4 0     6 1 1             1   3   27   Illinois FG-A       3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A       TO      B   S   M    Illinois FG-A      3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO         B   S   M
Bowdry         6-14      1-1 5 2 13 5 5
                       0-2                              0   0   29   Meacham* 4-7         0-1 3-3 3 3 11 6             0      0   0   37   McCamey* 4-11       3-8 0-0 5 2 11 10 0              0   0   36
Dodd            0-1      0-0 0 0
                       0-0            0 0 0             0   0    5   Frazier*  1-3        0-1 0-0 7 0      2 7         1      1   0   41   Davis*    5-10      0-0 0-0 5 1 10 1 1               0   0   24
Janton          0-1      0-0 0 1
                       0-0            0 0 2             0   0    9   Davis*    6-13       0-0 0-0 6 4 12 2             1      2   1   36   Tisdale*  3-6       0-0 1-2 3 0      7 1 2           1   0   22
Team                           4                                     McCamey* 3-11        0-2 4-7 1 1 10 3             0      0   1   27   Frazier*  2-4       0-0 0-0 3 4      4 5 1           0   2   32
Totals        22-48 2-12 7-13 30 15 53 11 21            1 10 200     Tisdale*  8-16       0-0 2-2 6 5 18 1             1      1   0   30   Meacham* 2-9        1-7 0-0 3 2      5 3 0           0   0   26
                                                                     Semrau     0-0       0-0 0-0 0 0      0 0         1      0   1    3   Brock    6-10       0-0 1-1 7 2 13 0 2               0   0   28
FG%       1st: 9-23/.391      2nd: 13-25/.520       Game: .458
                                                                     Keller     0-3       0-0 0-0 3 1      0 1         0      0   0    9   Keller    1-1       0-0 0-0 1 2      2 0 1           1   1    6
3PT%      1st: 1-6/.167       2nd: 1-6/.167         Game: .167
                                                                     Brock      3-5       0-0 0-0 7 2      6 0         2      0   1   18   Legion   4-10       2-4 0-0 2 3 10 2 1               0   0   22
FT%       1st: 4-6/.667       2nd: 3-7/.429         Game: .538
                                                                     Legion    5-12       1-5 1-2 5 1 12 1             0      0   1   24   Jordan    1-1       0-0 0-0 0 0      2 1 0           0   0    4
                                                                     Team                           3                                      Team                          4
Illinois FG-A 3P-A FT-A         REB   PF PTS A TO B S M
                                                                     Totals   30-70      1-9 10-14 41 17 71 21           6    4 5 225      Totals   28-62     6-19 2-3 33 16 64 23 8            2 3 200
Davis*    0-4 0-0 1-2            3     2  1 2 2 0 0 22
Tisdale* 10-18 0-0 5-5           4     3 25 2 1 1 3 37               FG% 1st: 13-32/.406 2nd: 13-31/.419 OT: 4-7/.571        Game: .429    FG%       1st: 17-29/.586    2nd: 11-33/.333      Game: .452
Meacham* 4-8 4-5 4-4             1     1 16 4 2 0 1 37               3PT% 1st: 0-3/.000 2nd: 1-5/.200    OT: 0-1/.000        Game: .111    3PT%      1st: 4-8/.500      2nd: 2-11/.182       Game: .316
Frazier*  1-2 0-1 0-0            11    2  2 3 3 0 2 36               FT% 1st: 0-0/.000 2nd: 3-3/1.000 OT: 7-11/.636          Game: .714    FT%       1st: 1-1/1.000     2nd: 1-2/.500        Game: .667
McCamey* 1-5 1-4 0-0             0     3  3 1 1 0 0 16
Jordan    1-2 0-0 0-1            0     1  2 1 0 0 1 12               Purdue       FG-A   3P-AFT-A REB PF PTS A TO             B   S   M    Michigan     FG-A 3P-A FT-A     REB   PF PTS A TO B S M
Keller    1-3 0-0 1-1            2     1  3 0 1 0 0 6                Hummel*       3-7    1-30-0 11 3     7 2 2               1   1   39   Novak*        4-5 3-4 0-1        3     2 11 1 0 0 0 27
Brock     2-2 0-0 2-2            4     1  6 2 3 0 0 19               Riddell*      1-2    1-21-2 2 2      4 2 0               0   0   12   Harris*      6-15 0-5 4-4        6     0 16 5 5 1 3 36
Legion    2-6 0-3 0-0            1     1  4 3 2 0 1 12               Jackson*      4-8    1-22-2 4 1 11 4 2                   0   1   35   Sims*         4-11 3-6 2-2       9     2 13 0 0 0 1 36
Semrau    0-0 0-0 0-0            0     0  0 0 1 0 0 3                Johnson*     4-11      8-10 15 1 16 1 1
                                                                                          0-0                                 3   0   36   Merritt*      1-1 0-0 0-0        3     2  2 0 1 0 0 14
Team                             2              1                    Moore*       7-15    1-42-4 2 2 17 1 2                   0   1   37   Lucas-Perry* 4-10 3-7 2-2        1     1 13 5 1 1 0 32
Totals   22-50 5-13 13-15        28   15 62 18 17 1 8 200            Grant        3-13    0-32-5 6 5      8 0 2               0   0   30   Grady         3-6 1-4 2-3        5     1  9 3 1 0 1 23
                                                                     Kramer        1-1    0-00-0 3 1      2 1 0               0   1   17   Gibson        4-5 1-1 1-2        0     1 10 1 0 1 0 17
FG%       1st: 10-29/.345     2nd: 12-21/.571       Game: .440
                                                                     Green         1-4    0-10-2 1 1      2 1 2               1   0   13   Douglass      0-0 0-0 0-0        2     0  0 2 0 0 1 11
3PT%      1st: 3-9/.333       2nd: 2-4/.500         Game: .385
                                                                     Calasan       0-2    0-10-2 0 2      0 1 1               0   0   6    Lee           0-0 0-0 0-0        1     1  0 1 0 0 0 4
FT%       1st: 3-3/1.000      2nd: 10-12/.833       Game: .867
                                                                     Team                          3                                       Team                             0
                                                                     Totals      24-63 4-16 15-27 47 18 67 13 12              5 4 225      Totals       26-53 11-2711-14    30   10   74 18 8   3 6 200
Score by Halves:       1st   2nd Game
Eastern Michigan       23     30  53                                 FG% 1st: 8-25/.320 2nd: 12-27/.444 OT: 4-11/.364        Game: .381    FG%       1st: 13-29/.448    2nd: 13-24/.542      Game: .491
Illinois               26    36   62               A: 16,288         3PT% 1st: 1-7/.143 2nd: 2-7/.286   OT: 1-2/.500         Game: .250    3PT%      1st: 8-18/.444     2nd: 3-9/.333        Game: .407
                                                                     FT% 1st: 6-11/.545 2nd: 7-14/.500 OT: 2-2/1.000         Game: .556    FT%       1st: 4-5/.800      2nd: 7-9/.778        Game: .786
                                                                     Score by Halves:      1st     2nd     OT     Game
                                                                     Illinois              26      30      15     71                       Score by Halves:    1st     2nd Game
                                                                     Purdue                23      33      11     67         A: 14,036     Illinois            39      25   64
                                                                                                                                           Michigan            38       36  74             A: 12,912




                                                                            2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 29
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Game #16                                       Illinois 76          Game #17                             Illinois 66                   Game #18                            Illinois 57
                                              Indiana 45                                        #25/24 Michigan 51                                            #7/10 Michigan State 63
                  Jan. 10, 2009                                                       Jan. 14, 2009                                                      Jan. 17, 2009
           Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                      Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                  Breslin Center, East Lansing, Mich.
    Illinois guard Trent Meacham showered Indiana with                   Illinois center Mike Tisdale scored 24 points and guard            The seventh-ranked Michigan State Spartans rebounded
three-pointers Saturday, leading the Illini to a 76-45 win over     Demetri McCamey added 17 in the Illini's 66-51 victory over        many of their misses and got an assist from their fans dur-
their biggest rivals.                                               No. 25 Michigan on Wednesday night.                                ing a pivotal run, beating Illinois 63-57 on Saturday for their
    Meacham, a senior from Champaign, led Illinois with 21              Tisdale scored all but six of his points in a strong second    11th straight win and 28th in a row at home.
points. He hit seven of nine three-point shots.                     half for Illinois (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten), many on soft jump shots         The Spartans shot just 40 percent from the field, but
    The Illini (14-2, 2-1) opened up a 21-2 lead in the game's      as he finished 10-of-12 from the field.                            made up for it by grabbing as many offensive rebounds (18)
first seven minutes and never trailed.                                  Manny Harris had 20 points for the Wolverines (13-4, 3-2).     as the Fighting Illini had while on defense.
    Meacham wasn't the only Illinois player hitting from long           The Wolverines went up 31-30 at halftime, the game's               Michigan State (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten) hasn't lost at the
distance. The Illini were 13-25 from three-point range and          11th lead change. Neither team led by more than three points       Breslin Center since Feb. 3, 2007. The Spartans' streaks were
had four players in double figures.                                 until then.                                                        in doubt until their top two scorers delivered just in time.
    Indiana (5-10, 0-3) lost its top scoring threat, Devan              But Michigan opened the second half cold, including a 3-           Kalin Lucas scored all 10 of his points after halftime,
Dumes, late in the first half to a sprained left ankle. Dumes       minute scoreless run that allowed the Illini to go up 39-34 on     including four at the line in the last 4 minutes. Raymar
entered the game averaging 13.7 points.                             a jumper by Tisdale. Illinois never trailed again.                 Morgan made go-ahead free throws with 4:49 left and scored
    Nick Williams led the Hoosiers with 12 points.                      Tisdale's exclamation point was a long 3-pointer with just     half of his eight points during the game-winning burst.
                                                                    under 5 minutes left that gave Illinois a 57-45 lead and lit a         The Illini blanked Lucas in the first half and held him to
Indiana     FG-A 3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO             B   S   M    fire under a near-capacity crowd.                                  3-of-13 shooting. Morgan was scoreless for the first 18 min-
Pritchard* 4-11 0-0 0-2 5 2        8 1 5               1   0   31       McCamey provided the bulk of Illinois' offense in the first    utes of the game.
Taber*       1-5 0-0 0-0 7 1       2 1 0               0   1   21   half, with 15 points and two assists.                                  Alex Legion scored a season-high 15 points for the
Roth*         0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0      0 0 1               0   0   13
                                                                        The Wolverines were 6-of-29 from the field in the second       Fighting Illini (15-3, 3-2). Calvin Brock had 13 points and
Jones III*   4-10 1-2 1-2 4 2 10 3 6                   1   0   27
Williams*    5-11 0-1 2-2 5 1 12 0 1                   0   2   30   half, and Harris accounted for 15 of their 20 points after half-   Mike Davis added 10 for Illinois.
Moore        2-4 0-0 0-0 1 4       4 2 2               0   1   23   time.                                                                  Michigan State's Goran Suton scored 12 points and
Finkelmeier 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2        0 0 1               0   0   11       Illinois has victories over three Top 25 teams, winning at     Marquise Gray had 11 points and six rebounds.
Gambles      1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0       2 0 0               0   0    4   Purdue and beating Missouri at a neutral site.                         Illinois led by seven points at halftime and was in control
Barnett      0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0       0 0 1               0   0    5                                                                      until Lucas and Morgan led a late run.
Lewis        0-1 0-0 0-0 2 3       0 0 0               0   0    7   Michigan     FG-A   3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO         B   S   M        Lucas made a shot and Morgan connected on two free
Dumes        0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0       0 0 0               0   0    2   Sims*        3-14    0-4 1-1 2 0      7 0 1           3   2   31   throws to start a 9-0 run that put the Spartans ahead by five
Story        3-6 1-2 0-0 4 2       7 2 2               0   0   22   Novak*        2-4    1-3 0-0 9 3      5 0 1           0   0   33
Jobe         0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0       0 0 0               0   0    4                                                                      with just under 4 minutes left. After the Illini took a 54-51
                                                                    Harris*      7-13    3-5 3-4 5 3 20 3 2               0   0   34
Team                        4                                       Lucas-Perry* 2-7     1-4 2-4 1 1      7 1 3           1   1   27
                                                                                                                                       lead with 6:10 left, they scored just three points.
Totals      20-51 2-6 3-6 35 17 45 9 19                2 4 200      Grady*        2-8    1-5 0-0 4 2      5 2 2           0   0   30
                                                                    Douglass      1-5    1-4 0-0 0 1      3 1 1           0   0   12   Illinois FG-A         3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO      B   S   M
FG%       1st: 9-27/.333     2nd: 11-24/.458       Game: .392
                                                                    Lee           0-2    0-1 0-0 5 3      0 1 0           0   0   14   Meacham* 1-7           1-7 0-1 6 4      3 0 2        0   0   25
3PT%      1st: 0-4/.000      2nd: 2-2/1.000        Game: .333
                                                                    Merritt       0-2    0-0 0-0 0 2      0 0 1           0   0   10   Frazier*  0-1          0-1 1-2 7 1      1 5 1        0   2   32
FT%       1st: 2-2/1.000     2nd: 1-4/.250         Game: .500
                                                                    Shepherd      0-0    0-0 0-0 0 0      0 0 0           0   0   0+   Davis*    4-7          0-0 2-3 4 4 10 3 3            0   0   33
                                                                    Gibson        2-4    0-0 0-0 2 1      4 0 0           0   2    9   McCamey* 0-9           0-7 3-4 0 2      3 7 3        0   2   34
Illinois FG-A 3P-A FT-A       REB   PF PTS A TO B S M
                                                                    Team                           2                                   Tisdale*  3-5          0-0 2-2 3 4      8 1 1        1   0   16
Davis*    4-7 0-0 4-4           8    1 12 1 1 1 2 27
                                                                    Totals      19-59   7-26 6-9 30 16 51 8 11            4 5 200      Jordan    0-0          0-0 0-0 0 0      0 0 0        0   0    3
Tisdale*  1-2 0-0 0-0           2    2  2 0 0 4 0 18
                                                                                                                                       Keller    2-4          0-1 0-0 1 2      4 0 0        0   0    9
Meacham* 7-10 7-9 0-0           3    0 21 2 0 0 2 26                FG%       1st: 13-30/.433    2nd: 6-29/.207        Game: .322      Brock     6-8          1-2 0-1 2 3 13 2 1            0   0   22
Frazier*  1-1 0-0 1-1           0    0  3 3 3 0 0 22                3PT%      1st: 5-13/.385     2nd: 2-13/.154        Game: .269      Legion   6-13          3-5 0-0 3 1 15 1 4            0   1   23
McCamey* 5-8 2-4 0-0            2    0 12 4 2 0 2 21                FT%       1st: 0-0/.000      2nd: 6-9/.667         Game: .667      Semrau    0-0          0-0 0-0 0 1      0 0 1        0   0    3
Jordan    1-2 0-0 0-0           0    0  2 4 0 0 0 13
                                                                                                                                       Team                             4            2
Chisholm  0-1 0-1 0-0           0    0  0 1 0 0 0 2                 Illinois FG-A 3P-A FT-A        REB   PF PTS A TO B S M             Totals   22-54        5-23 8-13 30 22 57 19 18       1 5 200
Keller    4-6 3-4 4-4           1    2 15 0 0 2 1 16                Davis*    0-2 0-0 2-2            7    0  2 2 0 0 0 25
Brock     1-5 0-1 0-0           1    2  2 1 0 1 0 13                Tisdale* 10-12 1-1 3-5           2    4 24 0 1 3 0 34              FG%       1st: 13-27/.481     2nd: 9-27/.333      Game: .407
Cole      0-2 0-1 0-0           2    1  0 0 0 1 0 8                 Meacham* 2-9 1-5 6-7             5    3 11 2 0 0 0 34              3PT%      1st: 3-10/.300      2nd: 2-13/.154      Game: .217
Legion    1-6 1-5 2-4           1    2  5 0 2 0 2 18                Frazier*  1-3 0-1 0-0            5    3  2 2 6 1 3 34              FT%       1st: 5-6/.833       2nd: 3-7/.429       Game: .615
Jackson   1-1 0-0 0-0           1    0  2 0 0 0 1 3                 McCamey* 6-9 3-6 2-2             3    1 17 5 2 0 0 33
Semrau    0-0 0-0 0-0           1    3  0 1 1 0 1 13                Jordan    1-1 0-0 0-0            1   0   2 0 0 0 0 10              Michigan St.   FG-A   3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO      B   S   M
Team                           1                                    Keller    0-2 0-0 0-0            0   0   0 0 0 0 0 4               Lucas*         3-13    0-3 4-4 2 2 10 3 3            0   1   34
Totals   26-51 13-2511-13      23   13   76 17 9       9 11 200     Brock     2-7 1-1 3-6            6   0   8 0 2 0 1 19              Morgan*         2-5    0-1 4-5 8 2      8 2 0        0   1   31
                                                                    Legion    0-1 0-0 0-0            3   0   0 1 0 0 0 7               Walton*         3-5    0-0 1-4 3 3      7 4 2        0   3   30
FG%       1st: 17-30/.567    2nd: 9-21/.429        Game: .510
                                                                    Team                             3                                 Roe*            1-4    0-0 3-5 6 2      5 1 1        1   0   16
3PT%      1st: 9-14/.643     2nd: 4-11/.364        Game: .520
                                                                    Totals   22-46 6-14 16-22       35   11   66 12 11 4 4 200         Suton*          5-8    2-2 0-0 6 4 12 2 2            0   0   26
FT%       1st: 2-2/1.000     2nd: 9-11/.818        Game: .846
                                                                                                                                       Ibok            0-0    0-0 0-0 2 1      0 0 1        0   0    3
                                                                    FG%       1st: 11-25/.440    2nd: 11-21/.524       Game: .478      Allen          3-10    0-4 0-0 4 1      6 0 1        0   0   26
Score by Halves:    1st     2nd Game                                3PT%      1st: 4-9/.444      2nd: 2-5/.400         Game: .429      Summers         0-3    0-2 1-2 1 0      1 0 2        0   0    9
Indiana             20      25   45                                 FT%       1st: 4-4/1.000     2nd: 12-18/.667       Game: .727      Green           0-0    0-0 0-0 1 0      0 1 0        0   0    4
Illinois            45      31   76               A: 16,618
                                                                                                                                       Lucious         1-2    1-2 0-0 0 1      3 1 4        0   0    6
                                                                    Score by Halves:     1st    2nd Game                               Gray            4-5    0-0 3-3 6 0 11 0 2            0   0   15
                                                                    Michigan             31      20  51                                Team                             3 1
                                                                    Illinois             30     36   66              A: 15,535         Totals         22-55 3-14 16-23 42 17 63 14 18       1 5 200
                                                                                                                                       FG%       1st: 10-24/.417     2nd: 12-31/.387     Game: .400
                                                                                                                                       3PT%      1st: 2-8/.250       2nd: 1-6/.167       Game: .214
                                                                                                                                       FT%       1st: 5-7/.714       2nd: 11-16/.688     Game: .696

                                                                                                                                       Score by Halves:       1st   2nd Game
                                                                                                                                       Illinois               34    23   57
                                                                                                                                       Michigan State         27     36  63            A: 14,759


                                                                           2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 30
                                          2008-09 FIGHTING ILLINI SEASON-IN-REVIEW
Game #19                        #25/24 Illinois 67                Game #20                         #25/24 Illinois 64
                                   Ohio State 49                                                       Wisconsin 57
                     Jan. 20, 2009                                                  Jan. 24, 2009
              Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.                                 Assembly Hall, Champaign, Ill.
    When Ohio State was stopping 7-foot-1 center Mike                    Demetri McCamey scored 25 points and No. 25 Illinois
Tisdale early in the game, Illinois coach Bruce Weber pulled      used a big second-half run to beat Wisconsin 64-57 on
him.                                                              Saturday.
    Weber plugged in forward Dominique Keller and watched              Illinois entered the game with the league's toughest scor-
him score 12 points in a 67-49 victory over Ohio State. And he    ing defense, allowing 56.6 points per game. The Illini held
saw Tisdale, who found his touch in the second half, score 15     Wisconsin to just 35.6 percent shooting in this one, sending
points. Then there were the 13 points from Demetri McCamey,       the Badgers (12-7, 3-4) to their fourth straight loss.
and the 10 for Chester Frazier.                                        Sophomore forward Mike Davis added 10 points for the
    Ohio State coach Thad Matta credited Illinois for its tough   Illini (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten), whose 13-5 run to open the second
defense that led to 19 turnovers and held the Buckeyes to 41      half resulted in a 15-point lead.
percent shooting.                                                      Krabbenhoft led Wisconsin with 16 points before fouling
    Illinois took the lead for good in the opening 5 minutes      out in the closing seconds. Marcus Landry and Trevon Hughes
and then sealed the win with a 22-9 run in the second half.       added 13 points each.
    The Buckeyes missed five straight shots from the field             Late in the second half, Wisconsin closed the gap to seven
and committed six turnovers in a 6-minute span in the first       twice and to six with 52 seconds left on a 3-pointer by
half as Illinois turned a 13-9 lead into a 21-12 advantage.       Krabbenhoft. But McCamey almost single-handedly held off
Keller scored six points in the run.                              the Badgers, scoring eight straight points down the stretch.
    And when Keller, who had six rebounds, cooled off offen-           Wisconsin was just 21-of-59 from the field, and just 9-of-
sively, Tisdale found his touch. The sophomore scored all but     27 in the first half. The Badgers never led the game after the
four of his points in the second half.                            first 5 minutes.
    The Buckeyes opened the half with a 6-0 run that tem-              Illinois took the lead for good with a 13-2 run during which
porarily quieted the Assembly Hall crowd.                         Wisconsin was 1-of-7 from the field and turned the ball over
    B.J. Mullens had 14 points for the Buckeyes and freshman      three times.
William Buford had 13.
                                                                  Wisconsin FG-A      3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A        TO   B   S   M
Ohio State     FG-A      FT-A REB PF PTS A TO
                      3P-A                           B   S   M    Landry*      5-11    1-2  2-2 1 3 13 3             0   0   1   32
Turner*         2-7    0-00-0 10 4    4 4 2          0   0   40   Krabbenhoft* 4-10    3-4  5-7 12 5 16 3            1   0   1   35
Lauderdale*     2-2      1-2 5 4
                       0-0            5 0 2          1   0   16   Nankivil*     2-4    0-1  0-0 1 0     4 0          0   0   1   12
Simmons*        2-8    1-52-2 0 1     7 4 3          0   1   29   Hughes*      5-13    2-7  1-2 6 2 13 1             0   0   3   36
Diebler*        2-5    2-40-0 3 0     6 0 2          1   0   33   Bohannon* 1-7        0-3  0-0 2 1     2 0          0   0   0   30
Buford*        5-14    1-52-2 4 2 13 2 2             0   2   35   Taylor        2-6    0-2  0-0 1 3     4 3          0   0   1   27
Offutt          0-1    0-00-0 1 1     0 0 1          0   0    5   Jarmusz      0-0     0-0  0-0 2 0     0 0          1   0   0    2
Hill            0-1    0-10-0 1 2     0 0 3          0   0   11   Leuer         1-6    0-2  0-0 3 0     2 2          2   1   0   16
Madsen          0-0    0-00-0 0 0     0 0 1          0   0    3   Wilson        0-0    0-0  0-0 0 0     0 0          0   0   0    1
Mullens         6-8    0-02-9 7 1 14 1 4             2   0   28   Gullikson     1-2    0-0  1-2 1 0     3 0          1   0   0    9
Team                           1                                  Team                           3 1                 2
Totals        19-46 4-15 7-15 32 15 49 11 20         4 3 200      Totals      21-59   6-21 9-13 32 15 57 12          7   1 7 200
FG%       1st: 10-25/.400     2nd: 9-21/.429      Game: .413      FG%       1st: 9-27/.333     2nd: 12-32/.375        Game: .356
3PT%      1st: 2-9/.222       2nd: 2-6/.333       Game: .267      3PT%      1st: 2-8/.250      2nd: 4-13/.308         Game: .286
FT%       1st: 4-6/.667       2nd: 3-9/.333       Game: .467      FT%       1st: 5-7/.714      2nd: 4-6/.667          Game: .692

Illinois FG-A         3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO      B   S   M    Illinois FG-A       3P-A FT-A  REB   PF PTS A TO B S M
Davis*     4-6         0-0  0-0 6 0     8 2 1        1   1   27   Davis*    5-9        0-0 0-0    8     3 10 1 2 1 0 37
Tisdale*   5-7         0-0  5-5 1 4 15 0 1           0   0   19   Tisdale*  3-6        0-1 2-3    3     3  8 0 4 3 0 19
Meacham* 0-5           0-5  0-0 2 3     0 4 0        0   2   20   Meacham* 2-4         1-2 2-2    3     3  7 1 1 0 0 35
Frazier*   3-4         2-2  2-3 4 0 10 2 3           0   1   36   Frazier*  3-4        1-1 2-2    3     0  9 2 3 0 0 35
McCamey* 5-11          3-8  0-0 3 2 13 7 2           0   2   36   McCamey* 6-10        2-5 11-13  4     2 25 7 2 0 1 35
Jordan    0-0          0-0  0-0 0 1     0 0 0        0   0    7   Jordan    0-0        0-0 0-0    0    0   0 0 0 0 0 3
Chisholm   0-0         0-0  0-0 0 0     0 0 0        0   0    1   Keller    2-6        0-1 0-0    2    2   4 0 0 0 0 19
Keller    6-10         0-0  0-3 6 3 12 0 2           0   0   20   Brock     0-2        0-0 1-2    5    1   1 1 0 0 0 13
Brock     3-7          0-2  0-0 3 1     6 0 1        0   5   15   Legion    0-1        0-0 0-0    0    0   0 0 0 0 0 4
Cole      0-0          0-0  0-0 0 0     0 0 0        0   0    1   Team                            2
Legion    1-6          1-5  0-0 2 1     3 0 0        0   1   16   Totals   21-42      4-10 18-22 30    14   64 12 12 4 1 200
Jackson   0-0          0-0  0-0 0 0     0 0 0        0   1    1
                                                                  FG%       1st: 13-24/.542    2nd: 8-18/.444         Game: .500
Semrau    0-1          0-0  0-0 0 0     0 0 0        0   0    1
                                                                  3PT%      1st: 2-5/.400      2nd: 2-5/.400          Game: .400
Team                             2
                                                                  FT%       1st: 4-5/.800      2nd: 14-17/.824        Game: .818
Totals   27-57        6-22 7-11 29 15 67 15 10       1 13 200
FG%       1st: 16-31/.516     2nd: 11-26/.423     Game: .474      Score by Halves:     1st    2nd Game
3PT%      1st: 4-11/.364      2nd: 2-11/.182      Game: .273      Wisconsin            25      32  57
FT%       1st: 2-3/.667       2nd: 5-8/.625       Game: .636      Illinois             32     32   64               A: 16,618

Score by Halves:       1st   2nd Game
Ohio State             26    23   49
Illinois               38    29   67            A: 15,549




                                                                         2008-09 Illinois Basketball Notes // Page 31

								
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