Illinois takes care of business against Detroit Mercy 89-69

BY foxsports • November 18, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Malcolm Hill led the way for Illinois with 25 points Friday night and the Illini took care of business against Detroit Mercy in Champaign 89-69.

Illinois (4-0) continued its strong start to the season with another complete game from different players in the opening game of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament.

The Illini had little trouble scoring, shooting 27of 52 from the field and 8 of 19 from 3-point range. Friday marked the second straight game the Illini had difficulty shooting from the free throw line however, finishing 27of 38.

Tracy Abrams continued to have a strong return to basketball, scoring 15 points and finishing with four rebounds.

Detroit Mercy (1-2) had trouble keeping up with Illinois' fast offensive pace from the start of the game - the Titans never held a lead in the game.


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