Scores

Final

Penn State 53

(8-8, 0-4 Big Ten)

Illinois 54

(12-5, 4-0 Big Ten)

    9:00 PM ET, January 12, 2010

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    PSU 28 2553
    ILL 23 3154

    Top Performers

    Penn State: C. Babb 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Illinois: M. Tisdale 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 7 Blk

    Illinois 54, Penn St. 53

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Demetri McCamey returned to the starting lineup for the first time in two games and scored 25 points to lead Illinois to a 54-53 comeback victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.

    McCamey hit a jump shot with 1:02 to play to give the Illini (12-5, 4-0 Big Ten) a 53-52 lead that stood up. Penn State's Talor Battle missed a jump shot as the game ended.

    The Illini trailed 48-40 with 8:46 to play after a 16-5 Penn State run.

    Chris Babb led Penn State (8-8, 0-4) with 15 points. He scored 12 points from behind the 3-point line. Battle added nine points on cold 4-for-19 shooting.

    Mike Tisdale added 16 for the Illini.

    McCamey hadn't started since a loss to Gonzaga on Jan. 2.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    ILL
    Points 53 54
    FG Made-Attempted 20-58 (.345) 21-54 (.389)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 8-15 (.533)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 4-6 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

    2009-10 Season

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