Scores

Final

Illinois 69

(3-0, 1-0 away)

Vanderbilt 63

(1-1, 1-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 20, 2008

Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
ILL 36 3369
VAN 35 2863

Top Performers

Illinois: D. McCamey 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Vanderbilt: J. Taylor 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Illinois 69, Vanderbilt 63

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Demetri McCamey scored 23 points as Illinois defeated Vanderbilt 69-63 on Thursday night.

McCamey?s layup broke a tie with 6:22 remaining and started a 7-0 run that put the Illini (3-0) in front to stay.

Vanderbilt (1-1) tied the game at 58 on a free throw by A.J. Ogilvy with 6:56 remaining, but then was held scoreless until Andre Walker made a layup and a foul shot with 2:13 to play.

The Commodores made just 13 of 21 free throws (61.9 percent) in the game. Jermaine Beal made a pair of free throws with 1:38 left that got the Commodores within two points. Beal then missed a game-tying layup with 22 seconds to go.

Illinois was a perfect 11-for-11 from the line, including two each by Trent Meacham and Chester Frazier in the final 20 seconds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILL
VAN
Points 69 63
FG Made-Attempted 24-65 (.369) 23-53 (.434)
3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 11-11 (1.000) 13-21 (.619)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 7

2008-09 Season

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