Fighting Illini Beat Vanderbilt with Best Two Halves of the Season

Posted by Christopher Murphy on December-9-2009 Add Comments

The Fighting Illini put together their best two halves of the season to beat 24th-ranked Vanderbilt 79-68 Tuesday night in Champaign.

Illinois (7-2) never trailed at any point in the game, leading by as many as 16 to push their record to 6-0 at home.   

This is the Illinois team for which people have been waiting to finally gel together.

Bruce Weber even acknowledged before the game that out of the last six halves of basketball, the Illini had played well in maybe one-and-a-half of them while losing to Bradley, needing a 23-point comeback to beat Clemson, and squeaking out a win against Boise State.   

Demetri McCamey stayed out of foul trouble to score 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting while dishing out five...

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