Rapid Reaction: Illinois 74, Ohio State 55

Turning point: Illinois came out motivated after losing to Purdue. The Illini used a 12-2 run early in the first half to go up 25-11. Ohio State was able to cut to the lead to eight at one point, but the Illini wouldn't give in any more than that. Illinois led by 20 points throughout most of the second half.

Key player: Illinois sophomore center Nnanna Egwu appears to improve by the game. He scored a career-high 16 points Saturday and added eight rebounds, one block and one steal.

Key stat: Ohio State was averaging 10 turnovers heading into Saturday's game. The Illini forced the Buckeyes into 10 turnovers in the first half alone. Ohio State finished with 16 turnovers.

Scott Powers





Filed under: Illini Basketball, Ohio State Buckeyes

 

IllinoisLoyalty on Facebook Facebook    IllinoisLoyalty RSS Feed RSS    IllinoisLoyalty Daily Email Daily Email

Upcoming Events

Sat, Aug 30Football vs Youngstown State11:00am BTN
All times CT.
Illini Basketball Schedule | Illini Football Schedule
The New Illini Uniforms and Rebrand

Fighting Illini Sports Forums

Jump:   Illini Basketball   Illini Football   Sports Talk
Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread
Last post by ajerwin96 1 minute ago
The New Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand
Last post by Kams Bathroom 42 minutes ago
St. Louis Cardinals Topic 2014
Last post by karmapoliceman 56 minutes ago
Illini Basketball 2014-2015
Last post by PeoriaIllini1 1 hour ago
The new basketball uniforms
Last post by HsvIllini 1 hour ago
John Groce Extended Through the 2018-19 Season ($100K Raise)
Last post by illinicb 2 hours ago
Illini Volleyball Offseason Thread 2014
Last post by DrewD007 2 hours ago
Chicago Cubs Thread 2014
Last post by Illiniaaron 3 hours ago
Illinois Football Recruiting Thread
Last post by DrewD007 5 hours ago
Tom Michael the new AD at Eastern Illinois
Last post by URH Snyder 490 5 hours ago
2014-2015 Fighting Illini Tennis Thread
Last post by illinoisportsfan 7 hours ago
NBA Offseason 2014
Last post by IlliniJim20 8 hours ago
Fighting Illini Basketball Scholarship Grid 2014-2015
Last post by rbachhuber 8 hours ago
State Farm Center (The Assembly Hall) Renovation
Last post by Dan 12 hours ago
White Sox Thread 2014
Last post by Bob Christiansen 20 hours ago

Get Free Daily Email Updates

Enter your email address:

2014 Illini Football Schedule

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Aug 30Youngstown State11:00am BTN
Sat, Sep 6Western Kentucky11:00am BTN
Sat, Sep 13at Washington3:00pm FOX
Sat, Sep 20Texas StateTBD
Sat, Sep 27at Nebraska8:00pm BTN
Sat, Oct 4PurdueTBD
Sat, Oct 11at WisconsinTBD
Sat, Oct 25Minnesota
(Homecoming)
11:00am
Sat, Nov 1at Ohio State7:00pm
Sat, Nov 15IowaTBD
Sat, Nov 22Penn StateTBD
Sat, Nov 29at NorthwesternTBD
All times CT. TBD = To be determined.

Illini Tickets

Seating charts:   Assembly Hall   Memorial Stadium
Want to buy Lot 31 Football parking passes
Last post by illiniclub 8 hours ago