Paradise Jam - Illinois-Chicago vs Mercer Wrap - Illinois-Chicago Wins 62-36

Illinois-Chicago cruised to victory on Saturday, running Mercer out of the gym and running up a 62-36 score at Sports and Fitness Center.

Illinois-Chicago was a 5.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Illinois-Chicago got 14 points from Hayden Humes and another 14 points from Gary Talton. Gary Talton contributed 3 assists, while Daniel Barnes cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Mercer got an 8-point performance from Travis Smith, who was supported by 8 points from Darious Moten. Jakob Gollon had 2 assists in a losing cause for Mercer, while Travis Smith grabbed 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois-Chicago were victorious, as the score was 30-19 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Illinois-Chicago as they grabbed 30 boards, while Mercer only had 27.