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|Tisdale Leads #19 Illinois to Win Over W. Michigan
|KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Mike Tisdale had 18 points and seven rebounds and No. 19 Illinois beat Western Michigan 78-63 on Saturday.
Brandon Paul added 14 points and Demetri McCarney had eight points and 10 assists for the Illini (6-1), who have won three straight since losing to Texas in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Matt Stainbrook led Western Michigan (1-3) with 16 points and Nate Hutcheson contributed 15. Mike Douglas had nine points and seven assists.
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