IUPU Fort Wayne vs Illinois Recap - Illinois Wins 57-55
|IUPU Fort Wayne vs Illinois Recap - Illinois Wins 57-55|
Illinois got 17 points from Rayvonte Rice en route to a 57-55 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne on Friday at State Farm Center.
Illinois did not, however, defeat IUPU Fort Wayne against the spread, which closed at 14 at most sportsbooks.
Illinois got 15 points from Tracy Abrams and another 11 points from Joseph Bertrand. Jaylon Tate contributed 3 assists, while Nnanna Egwu cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
IUPU Fort Wayne got 15 points from Luis Jacobo in a losing cause and another 12 points from Pierre Bland. Pierre Bland contributed 3 assists for them, while Joe Reed had 7 rebounds.
Illinois trailed at halftime, 35-27.
IUPU Fort Wayne won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-33.