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>>Illini Fall To Michigan

(Champaign, IL)  --  Fitzgerald Toussaint had a career day on the ground, rushing for 192 yards and a touchdown as Michigan topped Illinois, 31-14 from Memorial Stadium on Saturday.  Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 170 yards and an interception on 16-of-31 passing and ran for a touchdown for Illinois, which dropped to 6-and-4 overall and 2-and-4 in Big Ten action.  Jason Ford rushed for 26 yards and a score on 11 carries and A.J. Jenkins hauled in eight passes for 103 yards in defeat.

>> Illini LB Out For Regular Seaosn With Wounded Hand

Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the rest of the regular season after he was shot in the hand during a large house party near campus.

Illini coach Ron Zook says Henry had surgery Sunday. Urbana police say two others were wounded during the gunfire that happened before 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Zook says a handful of Illinois players - largely underclassmen - were at the party but were not injured. Zook says Henry only came to the party to clear out the other players when the gathering turned chaotic.

Henry is a 2-year starter for the Illini (6-4, 2-4 Big Ten), who have lost four straight games. He is ninth on the team in tackles and has two interceptions.

Zook says Henry's availability for a bowl game is unclear.

>>Illinois Dominate In Hoops Opener

(Champaign, IL)  --  Myers Leonard led Illinois with 15 points and six blocked shots as the Illini took their season opener against Loyola of Chicago, 67-49, on Friday.  Leonard also nailed his first career three-pointer in the win.  Assembly Hall will be rocking again tonight as the Illini play host to SIU-Edwardsville.

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  (ESPN/"USA Today" Rankings)
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#1 North Carolina Tar Heels 91, UNC-Asheville Bulldogs 75
Cleveland State Vikings 71, #7 Vanderbilt Commodores 58
#8 Louisville Cardinals 68, Lamar Cardinals 48
#11 Pittsburgh Panthers 86, Rider Broncs 78
#12 Baylor Bears 92, Jackson State Tigers 59
#16 Arizona Wildcats 73, Ball State Cardinals 63
#19 Texas A&M Aggies 83, Southern University Jaguars 58
#22 Cincinnati Bearcats 65, Alabama State Hornets 40
#24 California Golden Bears 81, George Washington Colonials 54

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