Scores

Final

UNC-Wilmington 63

(1-5, 1-3 away)

Illinois State 54

(5-3, 4-1 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 3, 2011

    Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois

    1 2 T
    UNCW 32 3163
    ILST 23 3154

    Top Performers

    UNC Wilmington: A. Smith 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Illinois St: J. Carmichael 15 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    N.C.-Wilmington 63, Illinois St. 54

    Associated Press

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Adam Smith had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists Saturday as UNC Wilmington won its first game of the season, 63-54 over Illinois State.

    Keith Rendleman added 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Trevor Deloach had 11 points off the bench for the Seahawks (1-5).

    Jackie Carmichael had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois State (5-3).

    UNC Wilmington, which never trailed, was on top 32-23 at halftime and built that lead to as many as 12 points when Freddie Jackson hit a jumper to make it 54-42 with 6:32 remaining. The Redbirds responded with 10 straight points, including 3-pointers by Tyler Brown and Anthony Cousin, to pull within 54-42 with 1:47 left.

    But Deloach snapped the Seahawks' cold streak with a layup, and UNC Wilmington hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute to clinch it.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCW
    ILST
    Points 63 54
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 20-55 (.364)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 5-24 (.208)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 0

    2011-12 Season

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