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Illinois 85, Gonzaga 74: Rapid Reaction

Illinois 85, Gonzaga 74: Rapid Reaction

A quick look at Illinois' 85-74 win over Gonzaga Saturday.

Brandon Paul scored 35 points Saturday to push Illinois past No. 10 Gonzaga on the Bulldogs home court. It was over when: Tracy Abrams sank two free throws to extend the lead to 80-71 with 1:52 remaining. Gonzaga was within stiking distance at 73-70, but four points from Abrams and a three-point play by Paul effectively ended the game. Player of the game: Brandon Paul. As if there was any... Recommended Stories

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Fueled by Brandon Paul's 35 points, Illinois beat Gonzaga 85-74 to improve to 10-0 on the season.