(2) Arizona 87,|
(1) Illinois 81
Arizona C Loren Woods |
18 pts, 7 blocks, 12-13 FTs
Gilbert Arenas (21 pts) was the force early, but Woods came through late when the Illini started hacking.
Illinois' frontcourt players notched far more fouls (36 total) than points, and Frank Williams was ice-cold (3 for 15). Yet the Illini hung in until the end on the strength of Cory Bradford outside (6-11 3s) and a career day from reserve Robert Archibald (25 pts).
Arizona: Saturday vs. (1) Michigan State
Illinois: Bright future under Bill Self.