The Illinois Fighting Illini shot past North Dakota State, 80-74 on Sunday afternoon at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.
The Illini trailed the Bison, 39-28 at halftime. But Illinois won the second half, 52-35.
Mike Thorne, Jr. - 21
Jalen Coleman-Lands - 15
Malcolm Hill - 13
Maverick Morgan - 10
* The (1-1) Illini play again on Wednesday night at Providence. Tip off time - 6 pm here on the Big-Z.
Fighting Illini head basketball coach John Groce:
Coach Groce talks about facing North Florida (Friday) and North Dakota State (Sunday) to open the season:
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