Boxscore
Illinois 78, Hawaii 77
Friday, November 16, 2012 11:59 PM
Location - Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Officials - Mark Fulton, Tony Padilla, Chris Rastatter
Attendance - 7550

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Illinois 28 38 12 78
Hawaii 41 25 11 77

Recap


Illinois 78, Hawaii 77 (OT):
D.J. Richardson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and the visiting Illini rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to remain unbeaten.

Hawaii led by five with 2:40 left in overtime, but Richardson made two 3-pointers in the final minutes to complete the Illini comeback. Richardson's game-winning shot was reviewed by game officials to confirm that it was released before the final buzzer.

Vander Joaquim had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Hawaii (3-1), which led 41-28 at halftime. Chicago native Brandon Spearman added 20 points and nine boards.

Illinois (3-0) led 66-64 after Brandon Paul hit a 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining in regulation. Hawaii missed its next three shots and a free-throw attempt before Joaquim forced overtime with a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer.

Paul scored a game-high 25 points and Tracy Abrams tied a career high with 22 points for Illinois, which won despite being outrebounded 44-28.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was reminiscent of the teams’ last matchup in Hawaii in 2007, when the Illini fought back from a 13-point second-half deficit to win  79-77. … Hawaii fell to 0-7 all-time against Illinois. … Richardson finished with 16 points after not scoring in the first half.

Illinois Fighting Illini

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Paul 34:00 7-14 5-10 6-8 0 2 2 2 4 1 3 1 25
D.J. Richardson 42:00 5-14 4-12 2-2 0 6 6 1 2 1 0 1 16
Tracy Abrams 35:00 9-16 2-4 2-6 2 3 5 3 4 5 2 0 22
Nnanna Egwu 29:00 2-7 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 1 5 0 1 4 4
Tyler Griffey 26:00 1-5 0-4 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 1 2 1 2
Myke Henry 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Joseph Bertrand 21:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
Sam McLaurin 24:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 5
Mike Shaw 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mike LaTulip 2:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ibby Djimde 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Devin Langford 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 27-64 11-31 13-20 7 21 28 8 26 8 8 8 78
  42.2% 35.5% 65.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8

Hawaii Warriors

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Christian Standhardinger 28:00 4-15 1-1 3-5 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 12
Brandon Spearman 44:00 7-14 2-3 4-6 4 5 9 3 1 0 1 0 20
Vander Joaquim 37:00 8-15 2-2 4-9 4 7 11 0 1 0 3 0 22
Hauns Brereton 42:00 3-11 1-5 3-4 3 6 9 1 1 0 3 0 10
Jace Tavita 31:00 1-2 0-1 1-3 0 2 2 7 4 1 5 0 3
Isaac Fotu 26:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 2 6 8 2 3 0 1 0 5
Garrett Jefferson 12:00 0-2 0-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 1
Davis Rozitis 3:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
Manroop Clair 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 225 27-66 6-14 17-31 17 27 44 14 17 2 16 0 77
  40.9% 42.9% 54.8% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 16