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Illinois Blows By Central Michigan; ISU, Bradley Win

Tracy Abrams scored a career-high 31 points and led Illinois in a 92-73 drubbing of Central Michigan on Saturday afternoon.
Abrams scored 23 points in the first half and finished 7 of 8 from 3-point range on a day when he scored his 1,000th career point with Illinois (8-3).
Leron Black played another compete game from the bench, scoring a career-high 21 points.
Marcus Keene led Central Michigan (8-3) with 25 points and Braylon Rayson added 18.
Illinois won the rebound battle 49-25 and outscored the Chippewas in the paint 34-14.
Illinois will have the week of before the team travels to Chicago to play BYU in the State Farm Chicago Legends game.
>>ISU Tops UT-Martin
Paris Lee, the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, joined four starters with 12 points each as Illinois State dismantled Tennessee-Martin, 74-57 to win its Star Wars Day match-up Saturday afternoon.
MiKyle McIntosh, Deontae Hawkins and Phil Fayne joined Lee with a dozen points each and Tony Wills finished with 10 points as the Redbirds remained unbeaten in five home games (5-3.) Lee passed out five assists and collected two steals.
Illinois State raced to a 23-7 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game and led by 15, 43-28, at intermission. The win was the Redbirds fifth straight win over the Skyhawks.
Illinois State hit 25 of 56 from the field (44.6 percent), including 12 of 28 from distance.
Kedar Edwards finished with 15 points to lead UT Martin (8-3). Matthew Butler added 12 points. The Skyhawks hit 17 of 53 from the field (32.1 percent).
>>Bradley Routes Chicago State
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye and Luuk van Bree had 15 points apiece as Bradley drubbed Chicago State 83-48 on Saturday night.
Lautier-Ogunleye had six rebounds and dished out four assists. Van Bree was 6 of 9 from the floor, making 3 of 5 from long range.
Darrell Brown nailed 4 of 6 from beyond the arc for 14 points and Antoine Pittman and Jayden Hodgson added 10 apiece for Bradley (5-5).
The Braves, who never trailed, held a 31-19 lead at the break and finished the game on a 27-6 run. Chicago State never threatened.
Bradley made 24 of 46 (52.2 percent) field goal attempts while limiting Chicago State to just 16-of-59 (27.1 percent) shooting.
Bradley shot 43.5 percent in the first half while limiting Chicago State to 21.5 percent.
Trayvon Palmer had 21 points to lead Chicago State (3-5).

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