Illinois beats Vanderbilt 69-63

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Demetri McCamey scored 23 points as Illinois defeated Vanderbilt 69-63 on Thursday night.

McCamey?s layup broke a tie with 6:22 remaining and started a 7-0 run that put the Illini (3-0) in front to stay.

Vanderbilt (1-1) tied the game at 58 on a free throw by A.J. Ogilvy with 6:56 remaining, but then was held scoreless until Andre Walker made a layup and a foul shot with 2:13 to play.

The Commodores made just 13 of 21 free throws (61.9 percent) in the game. Jermaine Beal made a pair of free throws with 1:38 left that got the Commodores within two points. Beal then missed a game-tying layup with 22 seconds to go.

Illinois was a perfect 11-for-11 from the line, including two each by Trent Meacham and Chester Frazier in the final 20 seconds.

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 Top Performers
 Illinois
Demetri McCamey Demetri McCamey
9-18,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Vanderbilt
Jeffery Taylor Jeffery Taylor
5-10,  11 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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