Scores

Final

Illinois State 76

(1-4, 1-1 away)

Vermont 87

(2-5, 1-1 home)

    11:30 PM ET, November 27, 2013

    War Memorial Gymnasium, San Francisco, California

    1 2 T
    ILST 43 3376
    UVM 31 5687

    Top Performers

    Illinois St: Z. Lofton 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    Vermont: S. Carissimo 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Vermont comes back to beat Illinois St. 87-76

    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sandro Carissimo scored 24 points as Vermont erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Illinois State 87-76 in the Golden Gate Challenge Wednesday night.

    Illinois State (1-4) shot a blistering 55.2 percent in the first half on their way to a 43-31 lead. Vermont (2-5) found their footing in the second half and began chipping away at that lead.

    Carissimo drained two 3-pointers as part of a 15-5 run, and the Catamounts cut the lead to 56-55. The Redbirds responded with a small run, holding on to the lead.

    Hector Harold drained a 3-pointer with around seven minutes left, tying the game at 63. Tied at 65, Vermont ripped off a 16-4 run to open a 79-67 lead with 2:58 left. Clancy Rugg scored 10 of his 21 points during the run. His total matched his career high.

    The Redbirds never recovered.

    Zach Lofton led Illinois State with 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    UVM
    Points 76 87
    FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 29-54 (.537)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 11-20 (.550)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

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