Crawford, Moore honored by league

Crawford, Moore honored by league

ROSEMONT — Illinois senior guard Amber Moore and junior guard Ivory Crawford were selected as honorable mention All-Big Ten on Monday.

Crawford received the honor from conference coaches and media, while Moore was picked by Big Ten media members.

Moore leads Illinois with 14.9 points per game, which ranks 11th in the league.

Crawford is second on the Illini with 14.4 points per game.

Campbell takes lead. UI golfer Brian Campbell carded a 5-under-par 67 and grabbed a 4-stroke lead Monday at the USF Invitational in Dade City, Fla.

Campbell was at 131 after two rounds. Teammates Thomas Detry (67) and Charlie Danielson (74) were tied for 20th at 142.

The Illini (560) moved up to third place, 10 shots behind leader South Florida.

“It was a team effort (Monday),” UI coach Mike Small said. “The conditions were tougher (Monday). The wind was blowing a little bit more, so we needed a team effort, and we got it.”

The tournament concludes Tuesday.

Duchene, Nagle honored. UI sophomore Kevin Duchene was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, and sophomore Ryan Nagle was selected as Big Ten Co-Player of the Week.

Duchene and Nagle helped the Illini record two victories each against No. 23 Florida and Florida Gulf Coast.

Duchene shut out the Gators 6-0 on Friday night, yielding three hits.

Nagle, who leads the squad with a .462 average, batted .625 during the sweep. Nagle shared the award with Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber.

Delgado earns No. 2 seed. Eight Illini wrestlers earned pre-seeds for the Big Ten Championships, the league office announced Monday.

Defending Big Ten champion Jesse Delgado (125 pounds) received a No. 2 seed in voting by league coaches.

Zane Richards (133), Jackson Morse (165) and Tony Dallago (174) earned No. 5 seeds. Steven Rodrigues (141) and 2012 Big Ten champion Mario Gonzalez (197) received No. 6 seeds. Zac Brunson (157) earned a No. 7 seed, and Christopher Lopez (heavyweight) claimed a No. 12 seed.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Madison, Wis.

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