CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Michael Finke had his second career double-double and four more Illinois players scored in double figures to help the Illini beat Division-III Augustana (IL), 96-62, on Wednesday night.
Finke finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds — both season highs — and Leron Black had 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Illinois (5-0). Mark Smith scored 13, Aaron Jordan added 12 points and Trent Frazier 10. Jordan made a career-high four 3-pointers.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy On Tuesday
Finke and Mark Alstork hit back-to-back 3s to cap an 8-0 game-opening run and the Illini never trailed. Brett Benning made a 3-pointer to pull Augustana within two points, but Illinois scored the next 10 points to make it 21-9. Jordan and Finke hit 3-pointers 27 seconds apart to make it 32-17 with nearly nine minutes left in the half and Augustana trailed by double figures the rest of the way.READ MORE: Proposed Laws Would Improve Privacy Protections For Sex Crime Victims In Illinois
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