Hawaii Falls 78-77 Against Illinois - Game Recap

Illinois got a 25-point performance from Brandon Paul as they ran past Hawaii 78-77 on Friday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Bettors who backed Illinois were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 8.5.

Tracy Abrams had 22 points for Illinois and D.J. Richardson chipped in with 16 points. Tracy Abrams had 3 assists for them, while D.J. Richardson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Hawaii got a 22-point performance from Vander Joaquim, who was supported by 20 points from Brandon Spearman. Jace Tavita had 7 assists in a losing cause for Hawaii, while Vander Joaquim grabbed 11 rebounds.

Illinois hit the break trailing 41-28 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Hawaii as they grabbed 51 boards, while Illinois only had 31.