9:00 PM ET, March 17, 2010
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Illinois felt the sting of being left out of the NCAA tournament.Then, the Fighting Illini were forced to hit the road to start the NIT despite being a top seed in their bracket because Cirque du Soleil was playing at Assembly Hall.Despite all that, Illinois still was able to beat eighth-seeded Stony Brook 76-66 in front of a loud sellout crowd of 4,423 at Stony Brook Arena on Wednesday night.
Follow the NIT championship from first-round games through the finals at Madison Square Garden on April 1. Bracket
|FG Made-Attempted||25-62 (.403)||27-51 (.529)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-32 (.313)||10-22 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-9 (.667)||12-15 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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