CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (Ticker) -- It seems that fourth-ranked Illinois can't miss at Assembly Hall.
Luther Head hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 22 points as the Illini closed out their season-opening three-game homestand with an 85-54 rout of Oakland.
Illinois has shot 56 percent from the floor while starting the season with three consecutive wins at home. The Illini have posted a 54-2 record at Assembly Hall over the past four seasons.
Head scored had 19 points at halftime and Roger Powell Jr. added eight in the first half as Illinois jumped out to 47-29 lead.
After Head scored the first seven points, the Illini extended their lead, 14-9, early in the first half before breaking open the game with a 14-2 run over the next three minutes.
Reigning Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Dee Brown sank a 3-pointer with 12:30 remaining and Deron Williams buried the team's fourth 3-pointer of run just over three minutes later to cap the outburst.
Brown, who led Illinois in scoring in its first two games, scored just six points while shooting 2-of-6 from the floor and committing three turnovers.
Head handed out a career-best nine assists. Williams, the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year, had 17 points and a season-high nine assists.
James Augustine collected 11 rebounds and blocked four shots as Illinois controlled the glass, outrebounding Oakland, 38-29.
Illinois, which faces 25th-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday, hit a season-high 12 3-pointers.
Rawle Marshall, Cortney Scott and Kris Krzyminski each scored 11 points for the Golden Grizzlies (0-2).
Scott had five steals for Oakland, which forced 16 turnovers by the Illini.