(WSCR) - Illinois is off to a great start winning their third straight game since the season opened. They defeated Southern Illinois 85-63.
The Illini (3-0) led 41-30 at halftime and opened the second half with a 19-4 run to pull away.
Richardson finished 4 for 5 from 3-point range.
Carlton Fay led Southern Illinois (0-1) with 13 points and five rebounds.
Illinois coach Bruce Weber spent five seasons as the head coach at Southern Illinois before joining the Illini in 2003.
Updated November 13, 2010