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Jordan scores 19 as Illinois rolls over Evansville 99-60

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: National Post

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aaron Jordan scored 19 points and Ayo Dosunmu added 18 as Illinois beat Evansville 99-60 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night.
The Illini played an up-tempo game utilizing nearly every player on the bench. The Aces turned the ball over 25 times, leading to 32 Illini points.
“They were very physical,” said Evansville coach Walter McCarty. “But 25 turnovers? You can't win games with numbers like that.”
Andres Feliz and Kipper Nichols added 16 and 13 points respectively for the Illini. Freshman centre Giorgi Bezhanishvili grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
K. J. Riley led the Aces with 14 points. Marty Hill scored 13 points and Shea Feehan added 12 for Evansville.
“There were a lot of things to like tonight,” said Illinois coach Brad Underwood. “I was really pleased we had 22 assists. We are capable of that every night. This is a very athletic and unselfish team.”
Illinois was in charge from the opening tip, going on runs of 10-0, 13-0 and 16-1 to lead 53-22 at the break. The Aces...

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