8:30 PM ET, January 14, 2009
State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The last time Illinois center Mike Tisdale faced Michigan's DeShawn Sims, he was so rattled that coach Bruce Weber pulled him out of the game early and took his chances that his team would be better off without him.In that game, just last week in Ann Arbor, Sims finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Michigan won 74-64.
• Illinois was down one at the half but outscored Michigan by 16 in the second half to win their 12th straight home game against the Wolverines.
• Mike Tisdale scored 18 of his 24 points in the final 20 minutes to pace the Illini.
• Illinois becomes the 13th team in NCAA Division I history to amass 1,600 wins.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-59 (.322)||22-46 (.478)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-26 (.269)||6-14 (.429)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-9 (.667)||16-22 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|