Illini grade vs. St. Francis: A
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Tyler Griffey, Illinois. The senior sharp-shooter displayed a lethal pull-up jumper to his prolific outside shooting prowess while bagging 17 points to go along with five boards and two blocks.
St. Francis C
Brandon Paul (14 points) and Tracy Abrams (15) combined to deliver 10 assists for the Illini while turning it over four times against a physical Terriers squad.
St. Francis D
Griffey is playing as well as he has during his career, and Nnanna Egwu (10 points, five rebounds) played with a confidence that was missing in the season opener.
St. Francis B
There was no letdown for the Illini when the regular three subs were on the floor, and the contributions of Mike LaTulip (seven points) and Devin Langford (three) could be a boost.
St. Francis C-
The Terriers made the Illini coaches nervous heading into the game, and they’ve got to be feeling pretty good about their team’s progress through two games with a tough trip on the horizon.