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|Hamilton Leads Texas to OT Win Over Illinois
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Jordan Hamilton scored 25 points and Texas scored the first eight points of overtime in a 90-84 victory over No. 13 Illinois on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic.
Freshman Tristan Thompson had 20 points for the Longhorns (3-0) and Gary Johnson finished with 16, including four in the opening run of overtime.
Texas will play No. 5 Pittsburgh in Friday night's championship game of the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer. The Panthers advanced with a 79-70 victory over Maryland at Madison Square Garden.
Demetri McCamey had 22 points to lead Illinois (3-1), which shot 38.4 percent from the field (28 for 73), including going 10 for 29 from 3-point range.
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