(WSCR) – Illinois is off to a great start winning their third straight game since the season opened. They defeated Southern Illinois 85-63.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Demetri McCamey had 18 points and nine assists and D.J. Richardson added 16 points as No. 13 Illinois beat Southern Illinois 85-63 on Saturday night.

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

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