Colgate vs Illinois

Illinois 75, Colgate 55

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Brandon Paul scored 20 points and John Groce won his first game as Illinois coach with a 75-55 victory over Colgate on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Tracy Abrams added 13 points and Tyler Griffey had 10 for the Illini, who hit 10 of 18 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 43-25 lead at the break. Illinois was just 15 of 35 overall from the field in the first half but broke a tie game with a 29-11 run heading into halftime.

Murphy Burnatowski scored 23 points to lead Colgate.

Groce guided Ohio to the Sweet 16 last season before replacing Bruce Weber, who was fired as Illinois coach in March after losing 12 of the last 14 games.

Paul also had eight rebounds and five assists for the Illini.

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Colgate (0-1)253055
Illinois (1-0) «433275

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Colgate Raiders
M. Burnatowski, F298-142-341123
J. Brandenburg, C231-32-21204
P. Moore, G293-100-04117
M. Rolls, G281-52-22435
L. Roh, G222-40-03344
D. Sherman-Newsome172-60-02004
M. McMullen150-12-45202
C. Graham131-10-03022
C. Johnson121-30-01042
B. James101-30-04002
L. Bogdanovic10-00-02000
A. Ramon10-00-00000
J. Accettura00-10-00000
Totals 20-518-1132131555
 39.2%72.7% 
Illinois Fighting Illini
T. Griffey, F184-60-011110
N. Egwu, C243-101-16027
T. Abrams, G325-110-135313
D. Richardson, G303-120-07119
B. Paul, G298-151-385120
J. Bertrand213-70-06007
S. McLaurin202-70-17114
M. Henry161-52-47025
D. Langford70-00-01110
I. Djimde10-10-00000
M. LaTulip10-00-00000
M. Shaw10-00-00000
K. Berardini00-00-00000
Totals 29-744-1047141275
 39.2%40% 
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Boston U.12-618-14187
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Holy Cross9-915-17208
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Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310

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Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
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MIST 62 Final
UCONN 66
USA 76 Final
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UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
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MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
NULL 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
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