Illini Wonk
Sunday, November 20, 2005
  Illini win first two
In their first weekend of basketball, the Illinois Fighting Illini posted two wins against relatively easy opponents. In their opening game of the season on Friday night, the Illini beat the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 90-65.

In the season preview Illini Wonk stated that this season's success (or lack thereof) will depend more on the play of the two seniors...Dee Brown...and James Augustine. Both had good performances against SDSU, with Brown scoring 19 and Augustine posting 18 points to go with 14 rebounds. Brown didn't shoot particularly well and had too many turnovers, but all-in-all it was a good game from the seniors.

Mark Tupper blogged that Augustine, Rich McBride and Shaun Pruitt stepped up to answer Brown's pre-season challenge. He also liked the play of freshmen guards Chester Frazier and Jamar Smith. WPR made similar comments on this blog.

For a complete statistical recap of the game, be sure to check out John Brumbaugh's Box Score Breakdown. His statistics show some interesting things about this year's Illini basketball team.

In the second game earlier today, the Illini overcame a poor first-half to beat Texas-Pan American 71-59. Brown and Augustine led the way in scoring once again with 20 and 14 points, respectively. Each had seven rebounds. McBride added 11 points and eight assists.
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