Colorado vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Colorado vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Colorado 49
(21-12, 5-7 away)
Illinois 57
(23-12, 12-4 home)
Venue: Erwin Center
4:44PM ET / 1:44PM PT, March 22, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Colorado 21 28 49
Illinois 37 20 57
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Colorado A Booker 14 J Scott 14 S Dinwiddie 4
Illinois B Paul 17 N Egwu 8 T Abrams 6

No. 7-seeded Illinois squared off with No. 10-seeded Colorado on Friday, Mar. 22 and clipped the Buffaloes 57-49 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tracy Abrams had a big game for the Fighting Illini and put up 13 points and six assists. Brandon Paul had a game-high 17 points and added four rebounds. Josh Scott got a double-double for the Buffaloes with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Colorado wraps up the season with a 21-12 record. The Buffaloes got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Arizona 79-69 in the Pac-12 Tournament In the regular season, they finished fifth in the Pac-12 with a 10-8 conference record. Illinois (23-12, 8-10 Big Ten) faces off with No. 2-seeded Miami (FL) (28-6, 15-3 ACC) in the third round on Sunday, Mar. 24.

Illinois Game Notes

  • The last time Illini started the season 23-12 was 2006.
  • Illini beat the spread by 6.5 points. That makes the 14th time this season the Fighting Illini have beaten the spread.
  • The Fighting Illini have won 91 percent of the time this season (10-1) after recording 37 or more rebounds.
  • Illini has won every game this season (4-0) after holding an opponent to under 33.3 percent field goal percentage.
  • Illini has won 86 percent of the time this season (12-2) when opponents record 10 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Illinois has won 80 percent of the time (12-3) when Tracy Abrams has 13 points or more, 72 percent of the time (18-7) when Brandon Paul plays 31 minutes or more, and 75 percent of the time (6-2) when D.J. Richardson has five field goals made or more.
  • Illini set a season low for field goals made (16).
  • Illinois has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past eight games.
  • The top two scorers (Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson) accounted for 54.3 percent of the points.
  • Brandon Paul has led the team in scoring in 21 out of 35 games this season.
  • Nnanna Egwu has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 35 games this season.
  • Brandon Paul has eight straight double-digit point games.

Colorado Game Notes

  • Askia Booker recorded a team season high in three pointers attempted with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Askia Booker and Josh Scott) accounted for 48.9 percent of the points.
  • Josh Scott accounted for 38.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Askia Booker has led the team in scoring eight times in 33 games this season.
  • Josh Scott has led the team in rebounding five times in 33 games this season.
  • Askia Booker set a career high with four three-pointers.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Andre Roberson.
  • Josh Scott recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Josh Scott recorded a double-double. It was the third of his career.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Xavier Johnson.
CU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJosh Scott3310140131
BAndre Roberson34982212
C+Askia Booker341430002
C+Xavier Johnson27540110
CS. Dinwiddie25624004
D+Sabatino Chen16220103
DJeremy Adams19111001
-S. Harris-Tunks9200002
-Xavier Talton3000000
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATracy Abrams341346213
ABrandon Paul311742303
BNnanna Egwu33780011
BD.J. Richardson371451104
B-Tyler Griffey25561100
CJoseph Bertrand17130100
D-Sam McLaurin22010021

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