The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 30, 2013

Illinois survives

Associated Press
The Clinton Herald

---- — Illinois survives

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Rayvonte Rice scored 17 points and Tracy Abrams added 15, including 12 in the second half, as Illinois held off feisty Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne for a 57-55 win Friday in college men’s basketball.

Joseph Bertrand added 11 points for the Illinois (7-0). The Illini overcame a miserable shooting night to make up an 11-point first-half deficit mostly because the Mastodons (6-3) were just 2 of 13 from the free-throw line in the game.

Luis Jacobo led the Mastodons with 15 points, Pierre Bland added 12 and Steve Forbes and Mo Evans had 11 points each for IPFW.