Rich McBride scored 15 points and Illinois' bench helped the eighth-ranked Illini send star seniors Dee Brown and James Augustine out of Assembly Hall in style with a 71-59 win over No. 20 Iowa Saturday.
Rich McBride scored 19 points and Dee Brown's hustle triggered a first-half rally that turned No. 7 Illinois' nine-point deficit into an 11-point lead on the way to a 76-58 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
Dee Brown and James Augustine carried the scoring load and Marcus Arnold's inspired play off the bench late in the second half helped the No. 12 Illini rally from an early 15-point deficit to defeat Xavier 65-62 on Saturday.