Scores

Final

Tenn St 60

(4-7, 1-1 OVC)

Illinois 58

(8-5, 4-2 home)

4:00 PM ET, December 30, 2007

State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

1 2 T
TNST 29 3160
ILL 24 3458

Top Performers

Tennessee State: B. Price 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Illinois: T. Meacham 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

Price carries Tennessee St. in upset win over Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Bruce Price scored 17 points to lead Tennessee State to a 60-58 upset road win against Illinois on Sunday.

Jerrell Houston added 12 points for Tennessee State (4-7), which last played on Dec. 22 in an 83-74 loss to No. 15 Vanderbilt.

The Tigers led 29-24 at halftime behind 40 percent shooting from the field and five 3-pointers. Tennessee State ended the game 8-for-19 from 3-point range.

The Tigers' second-half advantage increased to 47-33 before Illinois (8-5) rallied to cut the lead to 48-45 off a Trent Meacham 3-pointer.

Meacham hit five 3-pointers, including one with 1:04 to play that brought the score to 59-58. But the Tigers held off the Illini for the win.

Meacham led Illinois with a game-high 24 points. Demetri McCamey added nine points.

Illinois senior forward Brian Randle injured his head at the end of the first half when he collided with a Tennessee State player going for a rebound. Randle, who averages 10.8 points per game, did not return for the second half and finished with six points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
ILL
Points 60 58
FG Made-Attempted 22-49 (.449) 20-49 (.408)
3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 6-21 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 12-22 (.545)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 3

2007-08 Season

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