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Illinois surges past St. Francis 89-64
Monday, Nov 12, 2012

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)—Tyler Griffey scored 17 points and Tracy Abrams had 15, leading Illinois to an 89-64 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) Monday night.

Brandon Paul added 14 points and six assists for the Illini (2-0).

Akeem Johnson led St. Francis (1-1) with 13 points, Ben Mockford added 12 and Jalen Cannon had 11 rebounds.

Illinois couldn’t shake the Terriers early, but closed the first half on a 15-0 run to take a 45-25 lead. The Illini held St. Francis scoreless for 7:11 during the spurt.

Illinois had only eight turnovers, something that concerned first-year coach John Groce during exhibition play.

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 Top Performers
 St. Francis (NY)
Jalen Cannon Jalen Cannon
4-7,  8 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Illinois
Tyler Griffey Tyler Griffey
7-10,  17 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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