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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