UI vs Wake Forest 2004
Photographer: John Dixon
University of Illinois fans celebrate the Illini's 91-73 victory over No. 1 -ranked Wake Forest on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the UI Assembly Hall.
Dee Brown celebrates Illinois' big lead near the end of the first half. Brown had 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting as the Illini beat top-ranked Wake Forest.
Illini Roger Powell Jr. goes up for a shot over a Wake Forest defender. Powell led the Illini with 19 points.
Members of the Orange Krush laugh during the UI's victory.
Illini Luther Head (4) and James Augustine go up for the ball.
Illinois' Deron Williams guards Wake Forest's Jamaal Levy. Williams, who sat out much of the first half with foul trouble, still finished with 11 assists and eight points.
UI coach Bruce Weber calls a play.
Members of the UI's Orange Krush student fan section show their emotions during the first half of the UI game against Wake Forest.
Illini Nick Smith (45) and Roger Powell sandwich Wake Forest's Eric Williams. Williams led the Demon Deacons with 18 points in the UI's 91-73 win.
UI guard Dee Brown moves up court with the ball
UI victories over top-ranked teams make Illini fans go "ape."
Illini guard Rich McBrides dives for the ball while Wake Forest's Taron Down moves in. McBride scored nine points on three three-pointers in the victory.
UI forward Roger Powell Jr. pulls a rebound away from Wake Forest's Eric Williams. Powell had seven rebounds for the Illini.
UI center James Augustine tries to block a shot by Wake Forest's Eric Williams.
A member of the Orange Krush is ready to punch out the Demon Deacons.
The UI scoreboard tells the story of the first half, as the Illini shot 60 percent from the field to Wake Forest's 36 percent.
A member of the Orange Krush wears his opinion of the Demon Deacons on his chest.
The Chief performs at halftime of the UI game, with members of the Orange Krush imitating him in the background.
Luther Head goes up for a shot. Head scored 16 points and had five assists for the Illini.
The king of the Krush watches the action from courtside.
Illini coach Bruce Weber makes a point to his team.
UI's Deron Williams pulls up while Wake Forest's Taron Downey defends.
An Illini cheerleader encourages the sellout crowd in the Assembly Hall.
Illini guard Luther Head drops his shoulder and drives toward the basket.
UI students, sporting a variety of headwear, pound the floor along courtside.
UI center Nick Smith watches a shot by Wake Forest approach the rim.
Illini Dee Brown drives around Wake Forest's Erick Williams.
UI center James Augustine is greeted by his teammates as he heads toward the bench.
UI reserve Jack Ingram looks to pass. Ingram scored two points in his 11 minutes of playing time.
Dee Brown gets a hug from teammate Deron Williams as he heads toward the bench.
UI reserve Fred Nkemdi tucks in his shirt as he gets ready to enter the game.
James Augustine shares a laugh on the bench near the end of the game.
UI fans celebrate their team's win over top-ranked Wake Forest.
Orange Krush fans celebrate the game's end in front of a member of the Assembly Hall security force.
Assembly Hall security keeps Illini fans from storming the court.
UI guard Deron Williams drives past Wake Forest's Chris Paul.
UI coach Bruce Weber and guard Dee Brown are interviewed after the game by ESPN's Jay Bilas.
Illini fans celebrate after their team's win over Wake Forest.
Orange Krush fans pay tribute to the Illini after their 91-73 victory.
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