Illinois Downs Chicago State 77-53 - Match Report
The battle between Illinois and Chicago State didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chicago State was handed a 77-53 defeat on Friday at State Farm Center.
Illinois was a 21.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Illinois got 19 points from Jon Ekey and another 12 points from Tracy Abrams. Tracy Abrams contributed 5 assists, while Nnanna Egwu cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Chicago State got 16 points from Clarke Rosenberg in a losing cause and another 13 points from Matt Ross. Quinton Pippen contributed 3 assists for them, while Eddie Denard had 5 rebounds.
Illinois led at halftime, 33-26.
The rebound battle favored Illinois as they grabbed 39 boards, while Chicago State only had 20.