Bacon scores 15, leads No. 25 Florida State over Illinois
NEW YORK (AP) Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points to lead No. 25 Florida State to a 72-61 win over Illinois in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday.
Jonathan Isaac had 15 points and seven rebound for Florida State (5-1), which bounced back from its first loss of the season Thursday.
CJ Walker finished with 13 and Xavier Rathan-Mayes had 10 for Florida State.
Despite getting a game-high 18 points from Malcolm Hill, Illinois (4-3) lost its third straight. Leron Black chipped in with 15 points, and Te'Jon Lucas had 10.
The first meeting between the ACC and Big 10 programs was a taut affair for 30 minutes before Florida State seized control.