Friday, February 8, 2013

Number One Knocked off Again?

The Illinois Fighting Illini had the odds completely against them as they had a record of 15-8 compared to the (1) Indiana Hoosiers with a 20-2 record. The Illini were lead by Brandon Paul and D.J Richardson. Both of these players had over 20 points and multiple steals. Paul had 21 points and Richardson had 23 points. Also, Tyler Griffey played very well with 14 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. For the Hoosiers Cody Zeller was doing his thing with 14 points and 9 boards. Also Jordan Hulls was a great player this game 3-4 on three pointers and 11 points.

The game was thought to be over by many when the second half started the Illini were down 41-29 and as time passed it wouldn't get much better. Then fans started saying game over for the final time when the Indiana Hoosiers took a lead of 70-61 and there was only 3:36 seconds on the clock. Then the Hoosiers played carelessly and they gave up 2 turnovers, 2 steals, and block in the final minutes of the game. Also the Hoosiers only put up 2 points in the last 3:36, while the Illini had 13 points. The last one was a lay-up in the paint off an in-bounds pass for the Illini and it was from Brandon Paul to Tyler Griffey. The paint was wide open on this shot though, because as Griffey came off the screen he went to the paint and his man didn't follow.

By David B.

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