Scores

Final

Illinois 70

(4-0, 0-0 away)

Richmond 61

(3-2, 3-0 home)

    9:30 PM ET, November 22, 2011

    Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico

    1 2 T
    ILL 37 3370
    RICH 19 4261

    Top Performers

    Illinois: M. Leonard 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Richmond: D. Brothers 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Illinois 70, Richmond 61

    Associated Press

    CANCUN, Mexico -- Meyers Leonard had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds as Illinois defeated Richmond 70-61 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge.

    Sam Maniscalco added 19 points and D.J. Richardson 15 for the Fighting Illini (4-0).

    Darien Brothers matched Leonard with 22 points for the Spiders (3-2), including six 3-pointers. He was backed by 11 apiece from Kendall Anthony and Cedrick Lindsay.

    Only five players scored for Illinois and just six for Richmond.

    Illinois shot 42.3 percent (22 of 52), only slightly better than the 38.3 percent (18 of 47) by Richmond.

    The Illini will face in-state rival Illinois State for the championship of the tournament's Riviera Division on Wednesday night. Richmond will play Rutgers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    RICH
    Points 70 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 18-47 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-28 (.821) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 0

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