Scores

Final

Gardner-Webb 62

(4-4, 1-3 away)

Illinois 63

(7-0, 3-0 home)

    Coverage: BTN

    4:00 PM ET, November 25, 2012

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WEBB 23 3962
    ILL 24 3963

    Top Performers

    Gardner-Webb: D. Harper 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Illinois: J. Bertrand 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Illinois 63, Gardner-Webb 62

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Tyler Griffey buried a long 3-pointer with 4 seconds left and Illinois survived a scare Sunday by beating Gardner-Webb 63-62.

    After winning the Maui Invitational, the Illini (7-0) came home and needed to rally against Gardner-Webb. Griffey's 3 followed a banked-in 3-pointer from Tashan Newsome with 12 seconds left that gave the Runnin' Bulldogs (4-4) a 62-60 lead.

    Griffey was one of four Illinois players to finish with 13 points Sunday with D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul and Joseph Bertrand. Bertrand added six rebounds.

    The Illini overcame cold shooting. They hit just 33 percent of their first-half shots and led Gardner-Webb 24-23 at halftime.

    Donta Harper led the Bulldogs with 16 points. Newsome finished with 11 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WEBB
    ILL
    Points 62 63
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 21-48 (.438)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

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