Scores

Final

IUPUI 59

(3-5, 1-3 away)

Illinois 87

(8-2, 7-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 6, 2006

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    IUPU 25 3459
    ILL 42 4587

    Top Performers

    IUPUI: D. Barlow 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Illinois: W. Carter 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

    Carter leads Illinois for Weber's 200th victory 

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Warren Carter had 21 points and eight rebounds as the perpetually injured Illini defeated IUPUI 87-59 Wednesday night for the 200th win of coach Bruce Weber's career.

    The Illini (8-2) shot 55.2 percent from the floor, including 58.3 percent from three-point range, to end a two-game losing streak.

    Illinois benefited from the return of guard Jamar Smith, who scored 15 points on 5-for-5 three-point shooting. Smith had been benched with a high ankle sprain since the season opener against Austin Peay.

    IUPUI (3-5) was led by guard David Barlow, who had 19 points and five rebounds for the Jaguars.

    Illinois led 42-25 at the half, led by guard Rich McBride's nine points on 3-for-6 three-point shooting. Calvin Brock and Warren Carter each had eight points at the break.

    Matt Burks opened the second half with a 3-pointer for IUPUI, but Illinois went on an 18-6 run to end the game.

    Illinois built its lead to 79-54 when Smith stole the ball and fired a skip pass to McBride for a wide open 3-pointer then followed it up with a three of his own on Illinois' next possession.

    Illinois jumped to a 10-2 lead just more than three minutes into the game as McBride hit a pair of 3-pointers, Brock sunk a jumper and Carter connected on two free throws. IUPUI cut the lead to four when Jon Avery made a lay up with 10:59 to go in the first half, but that was as close as the game would get.

    Illinois forward Brian Randle still is sitting out following surgery to repair a groin injury, while forward Shaun Pruitt played despite hurting his shooting hand in the Arizona game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IUPU
    ILL
    Points 59 87
    FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 32-58 (.552)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 14-24 (.583)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 33

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