NCAA Game Summary - Dartmouth at Illinois
(Tuesday, December 10)
Final Score: Illinois 72, Dartmouth 65
Champaign, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Rayvonte Rice paced five teammates in
double figures with 13 points as the Illinois Fighting Illini outlasted the
Dartmouth Big Green at the State Farm Center, 72-65.
Joseph Bertrand, Nnanna Egwu and Jon Ekey each scored 11 points for Illinois
(9-1), which has won back-to-back games. Malcolm Hill chipped in with 10
points for the hosts.
For Dartmouth (3-4), Connor Boehm and Gabas Maldunas mirrored each other with
17 points and nine rebounds apiece, while Eli Harrison added 14 points on 4-
of-7 from 3-point range.
Illinois shot a blistering 57.1 percent from the floor in the first half,
compared to just 40 percent for Dartmouth, as it carried a 39-27 lead into the
halftime locker room.
The Illini cooled to 45.5 percent from the field after intermission, which
allowed the Big Green to get to within five in the game's final minute, but
Illinois closed it out by shooting 5-of-6 from the free-throw line over the
final 23 seconds.
It was a relatively mistake-free contest, with Illinois committing just nine
turnovers and Dartmouth only 10.
12/10 22:50:28 ET
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