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NCAA Game Summary - Michigan at Illinois



(Wednesday, February 16th)

Final Score: Illinois 54, Michigan 52

Champaign, IL (Sports Network) - Demetri McCamey posted a game-high 18 points as the Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Michigan Wolverines, 54-52, in a Big Ten Conference bout at Assembly Hall.

Mike Tisdale added 12 points while pulling down eight rebounds off the bench in the win for Illinois (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten).

Jordan Morgan scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards to pace Michigan (16-11, 6-8), while Darius Morris and Tim Hardaway, Jr. contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the losing effort.

The Wolverines were held to just 30.0 percent from the field during the opening stanza, enabling Illinois to jump out to a 32-22 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Fighting Illini converted a meager 39.1 percent from the floor, but they ultimately benefited from the big halftime cushion and were able to contain a late Michigan rally.

The Wolverines connected on a mere 37.3 percent of their attempts from the field, including just 2-of-18 from beyond the arc, in the loss.

02/16 23:31:19 ET

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