GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Illinois 60, Penn State 55

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Da'Monte Williams made four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 14 points, helping No. 20 Illinois hold off Penn State 60-55.

Jalen Pickett had 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead Penn State (12-15, 7-12).

Williams scored the Illini's final eight points of the first half, knocking down two 3s and a pair of free throws. He finished the game 4 of 11 from 3-point range, while Kofi Cockburn scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Trent Frazier added 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting.

Illinois (21-8, 14-5) led for much of the first half, but didn't hit a shot during the last 4:24 of the first half - while Penn State hit four of its final five shots of the period to take a 30-29 lead into the break.

Illinois took a 46-41 lead after Andre Curbelo found Cockburn open for a dunk off an inbounds pass, then Frazier stole the ball from Sam Sessoms and sprung Jacob Grandison for a layup with 9:21 left.


Penn State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Lundy F 34 4-12 0-0 3-8 1-3 0 0 1 1 3 11
G. Lee F 32 4-11 0-0 1-4 2-5 0 0 0 2 2 9
J. Harrar F 26 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-6 0 0 2 1 3 4
J. Pickett G 40 8-15 1-3 1-3 1-5 7 0 1 3 5 18
D. Johnson G 28 2-5 0-0 2-3 0-4 1 0 0 0 0 6
M. Dread   19 0-3 0-0 0-3 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 0
S. Sessoms   12 2-5 0-0 0-3 0-2 0 0 0 2 0 4
J. White   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
C. Dorsey   3 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals   200 23-55
(.418)
1-3
(.333)
8-25
(.320)
11-34 8 0 4 12 17 55


Illinois
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Grandison F 29 3-7 0-0 2-4 1-5 1 1 1 1 0 8
K. Cockburn C 34 4-7 3-4 0-0 3-6 0 1 1 1 0 11
T. Frazier G 34 3-6 2-3 2-5 1-2 4 1 2 2 3 10
D. Williams G 33 4-11 2-2 4-10 0-3 2 0 2 0 1 14
A. Plummer G 32 1-5 2-2 1-4 0-6 1 0 0 1 3 5
A. Curbelo   16 1-5 2-2 0-0 1-1 2 0 0 3 1 4
C. Hawkins   11 1-6 4-4 0-4 2-2 1 0 0 0 0 6
L. Goode   7 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
O. Payne   4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 18-50
(.360)
15-17
(.882)
9-28
(.321)
9-29 11 3 6 8 9 60




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