Scores

Final

Oklahoma St 49

(2-3, 0-1 away)

Illinois 65

(4-1, 1-0 home)

4:30 PM ET, November 21, 2007

Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii

1 2 T
OKST 17 3249
ILL 30 3565

Top Performers

Oklahoma St: T. Harris 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Illinois: T. Meacham 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Illinois 65, Oklahoma St. 49

Associated Press

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Trent Meacham scored 17 points and Illinois beat cold-shooting Oklahoma State 65-49 on Wednesday in the third-place game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The Fighting Illini (3-1) bounced back from a 79-66 loss to No. 13 Duke in the semifinals and played most of the game without leading scorer Brian Randle.

The same couldn't be said for the Cowboys (2-3), who lost 91-61 in the semifinals to No. 11 Marquette. The Cowboys shot 30.6 percent for the game (15-for-49), including 6-for-23 in the first half as they fell behind 30-17.

Terrel Harris had 12 points to lead Oklahoma State.

Randle, a 6-foot-8 senior who averaged 14.8 points over the first three games of the season, was injured seven minutes into the game when he was defending Oklahoma State's Marcus Dove on a drive to the basket. An Illinois spokesman said he suffered a left leg contusion and he never returned to the game, finishing without a point.

Calvin Brock added 12 points for the Illini, whose bench outscored Oklahoma State by two points in the first half. Illinois shot 48.9 percent for the game (23-for-47), including 12-for-19 in the second half (63.2 percent) as it went ahead by as many as 21 points, the last time on a free throw by Shaun Pruitt with 3:50 to play.

This was the Illini's third trip to Maui and their previous finishes were a third in 1987 and a second in 2000.

Oklahoma State was making its first appearance in the tournament.

This was the first meeting between the schools since 1954. Illinois leads the series 3-1.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OKST
ILL
Points 49 65
FG Made-Attempted 15-49 (.306) 23-47 (.489)
3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 15-27 (.556)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 21

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