Saturday, December 13, 2014

Live Game Thread: Oregon vs. Illinois (United Center)

                                                        Photo Credit: Damon Warren

Greetings from the United Center in Chicago, Ill., as Oregon out of the Pac-12 takes on Illinois from the Big Ten.

Rayvonte Rice going aggressive early as he drew the foul on layup attempt.

Elgin Cook issued a technical foul for taunting an Illinois player after making a layup.

Cook using the rim as protection as he throws down another dunk for Oregon.

First media timeout on the floor as Illinois leads Oregon 12-6 with 15:40 left.

The pace is picking up as both teams are trading baskets. Ore 14, Illinois 18.

Media timeout:  leads  18-14 with 11:41 left in the first half.

Joseph Young scores his first points of the game for  on a jumper from the wing as it trails  23-20 with 8:01 left.

Rayvonte Rice on his A-game tonight with impressive drive and lay-up as Illinois leads Oregon 25-20 with 7:36 left in the first half.

Rice going untouched with a double clutch and layup. He now has a game-high 14 points for the Illini.

Illinois with its largest on Oregon at 35-22.

Young starting to warm up as he hits another three. Ill 39, Oregon 33.

 closes the half on a 13-4 as it trails  39-35.

Oregon and Illinois are now tied at 41 with 17:57 left.

Illinois head coach John Groce ripping into his team during the timeout.

The continuation for a layup on a foul doesn't exist in college basketball. 

Media Timeout:  46,  44, 15:36 left in regulation.

Media Timeout: 53, 51. 11:49 left in the first half.

Rayvonte Rice putting Illinois on his back as he has 20 points. Game tied at 55 with 9:20 left.

Joseph Young silences the Pro-Illini crowd with a a layup and a foul.  60,  57 7:39 remaining in regulation.

Cook with his first points of the second half of an assist from Young.

Final media timeout as #Oregon leads #Illinois 66-64 with 3:23 left.

Mid-range jumper by Brooks increases Oregon's lead to 68-64 with 2:21 left.

Ahmaad Rorie draws the foul on Ahmad Starks while going for a three on the wing.

Rorie just iced this one with a pretty floater from Madison as leads 75-70 with 12 seconds left.