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Gonzaga Falls 85-74 to Illinois - Recap

Illinois got a 35-point performance from Brandon Paul as Illinois handed Gonzaga an 85-74 defeat on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Illinois was a 11.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Tracy Abrams had 14 points for Illinois and D.J. Richardson chipped in with 11 points. Tracy Abrams had 5 assists for them, while D.J. Richardson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Gonzaga got a 16-point performance from Kelly Olynyk, who was supported by 15 points from Elias Harris. Elias Harris had 4 assists in a losing cause for Gonzaga, while Kelly Olynyk grabbed 8 rebounds.

Gonzaga won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-28.