Scores

Final

Illinois State 76

(3-1, 0-1 away)

Rutgers 70

(3-2, 3-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2011

    Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico

    1 2 T
    ILST 31 4576
    RUTG 30 4070

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: J. Wilkins 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Rutgers: A. Johnson 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois St. 76, Rutgers 70

    Associated Press

    CANCUN, Mexico -- John Wilkins scored 21 points and Nic Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:29 to play as Illinois State defeated Rutgers 76-70 on Tuesday at the Cancun Challenge.

    The Redbirds (3-1) also got 19 points from Tyler Brown, 11 from Moore and 10 from Jon Ekey.

    Eli Carter and Austin Johnson led the Scarlet Knights (3-2) with 12 points apiece. Gilvydas Biruta added 11 and Myles Mack 10.

    Illinois State never trailed until Dane Miller's 3-pointer put Rutgers up 66-65 with 3:16 left. Then, with the Redbirds trailing 68-67, Moore sank his clutch basket.

    Rutgers had an advantage in shooting, hitting 29 of 61 (47 percent) to Illinois State's 19 of 42 (45 percent.)

    But the Redbirds made 10 of 21 3-pointers and 28 of 38 free throws, while the Scarlet Knights went 4 of 11 from 3-point range and 8 of 18 from the line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    RUTG
    Points 76 70
    FG Made-Attempted 19-42 (.452) 29-61 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-38 (.737) 8-18 (.444)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 0

    2011-12 Season

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