No. 19 West Virginia beat Illinois 89-57 in Tip-Off
NEW YORK (AP) Nathan Adrian had 13 points and eight rebounds in No. 19 West Virginia's 89-57 victory over Illinois on Thursday in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center.
Jevon Carter added 10 points, six rebounds, six steals and five assists for the Mountaineers (4-0). They will face Temple in the title game Friday. The Owls beat No. 25 Florida State 89-86.
Esa Ahmad and Elijah Macon each had nine points, and Teyvon Myers and Daxter Miles Jr. added eight each. Michael Finke led Illinois (4-2) with 13 points, and Mike Thorne Jr. had 12.