Illinois Defeats Norfolk State 64-54 - Recap

Illinois got 14 points from Brandon Paul as they ran past Norfolk State 64-54 on Tuesday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Illinois got 11 points from D.J. Richardson and another 9 points from Tracy Abrams. Tyler Griffey contributed 3 assists, while Brandon Paul cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Norfolk State got 12 points from Rashid Gaston in a losing cause and another 11 points from Pendarvis Williams. Jamel Fuentes contributed 5 assists for them, while Rashid Gaston had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 32-29 at the break.

Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-36.