Illini grade vs. Bradley: Straight A's

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jon Ekey, Illinois.
The Illinois State transfer looked comfortable against his former Missouri Valley foe. The fifth-year senior dropped a season-high 19 points aided by five three-pointers.

BACKCOURT
Illinois A
Bradley C-

The Illini guards combined for 30 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists while limiting Walt Lemon to 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting.

FRONTCOURT
Illinois A
Bradley B

Ekey remained consistent on the boards with seven, and Nnanna Egwu remained consistent with his scoring, pouring in exactly 10 points in all four games.

BENCH
Illinois A
Bradley C

Freshman Jaylon Tate improved his assist-to-turnover ratio to 17:3 with six assists and one turnover Sunday. His high school teammate, Kendrick Nunn (eight points, four boards, three assists), had his best game.

OVERALL
Illinois A
Bradley C

The defense, particularly in the first half, was stellar for the Illini as they continue to take care of business against their overmatched early-season competition.
 

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