Maui Invitational - Illinois Downs Colgate 75-55 - Match Report

Maui Invitational - Illinois Downs Colgate 75-55 - Match Report

The battle between Illinois and Colgate didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colgate was handed a 75-55 defeat on Friday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Brandon Paul had 20 points for Illinois and Tracy Abrams chipped in with 13 points. Tracy Abrams had 5 assists for them, while Brandon Paul was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Colgate got 23 points from Murphy Burnatowski in a losing cause and another 7 points from Pat Moore. Mitch Rolls contributed 4 assists for them, while Matt McMullen had 5 rebounds.

Illinois led at halftime, 43-25.

Illinois had a 47-32 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.