Scores

Final OT

Gonzaga 85

(11-3, 1-1 away)

Illinois 83

(9-5, 1-0 Big Ten)

    1:00 PM ET, January 2, 2010

    United Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    GONZ 43 36 685
    ILL 35 44 483

    Top Performers

    Gonzaga: E. Harris 19 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Illinois: D. Keller 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Gonzaga leads by 21 in the first half, needs overtime to stop Illinois 

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Steven Gray scored 20 points, Elias Harris and Robert Sacre added 19 apiece and Gonzaga (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today) rallied to beat Illinois 85-83 in overtime Saturday after blowing a big lead.

    Harris scored on a reverse layup with 12 seconds left in overtime to break an 83-83 tie. Illinois' Brandon Paul then missed a 3-pointer, preserving the win for Gonzaga (11-3).

    Illinois trailed by as many as 21 in the first half and led by eight in the second but needed a 3-pointer by Dominique Keller in the closing seconds of regulation after a miss by Demetri McCamey to tie it 79-79.

    In overtime, Paul and McCamey each hit a pair of free throws to make it 83-80 before Matt Bouldin (18 points) tied it at 83 with 1:34 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GONZ
    ILL
    Points 85 83
    FG Made-Attempted 33-59 (.559) 34-82 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-24 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 11-14 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 6

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