Illinois Takes Down Oakland in Weird, Wild Fashion

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It took finding out there was a women’s basketball in play for the first eight minutes of the game to get the Illini shooting a little.

“Our kids said something right away, but I was like, ‘You guys are just missing shots, shut up and play,'” Illinois head coach Bruce Weber said after the game. “I kept saying, they’re scoring, it can’t be too bad of a ball!”

And though the Illini went on to trail by as much as nine points in the second half, they immediately reeled off an 18-0 run and were able to rally for a 74-63 win over a VERY game Oakland Golden Grizzlies squad. [Read more…]