staff, October 28, 2012

]Illinois defeated Lewis, 79-47, in an exhibition game Saturday night at the Assembly Hall. The Illini jumped out to a 26-4 lead, draining six of their first eight 3-point attempts during the early spree. Illinois' defense was equally as impressive early on, holding Lewis to 1-of-13 shooting. Eleven Illini entered the scoring column, with three in double figures: D.J. Richardson (12 points), Myke Henry (11) and Sam McLaurin (11).

[ Illini defeats Lewis, 79-47]

Illinois returns to the court for its final exhibition game on Nov. 4, facing West Chester (Pa.) at 3 p.m. at the Assembly Hall.