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|Orange Beats Blue In Illinois Basketball Scrimmage
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois basketball team held its annual Orange and Blue scrimmage Sunday at Assembly Hall, with the Orange team edging the Blue, 68-60.
The scrimmage was split into four eight-minute quarters. The scores were reset and the rosters changed after each quarter.
Sophomore center Meyers Leonard led all scorers with 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Senior guard Sam Maniscalco downed five three-pointers to finish with 17 points, while junior forward Tyler Griffey also contributed 17 points and four rebounds.
The Orange team led off by winning the first two quarters with scores of 26-21 and 20-18. After the Blue team won the third quarter, 14-12, the Orange finished with a 10-7 advantage in the final period.
The Illini combined for 16 three-pointers throughout the scrimmage, shooting 44-of-87 (51 percent) overall.
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