No. 22 Illinois beats Georgia Tech 75-62

No. 22 Illinois beats Georgia Tech 75-62
November 28, 2012, 11:31 pm
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Illinois' Nnanna Egwu (32) rejects the shot by Georgia Tech Robert Carter, Jr. (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, IL. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Robert K. O'Daniell)


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.

Illinois (8-0) took charge behind Bertrand, who also scored on a drives in the decisive surge to lift the Illini from a 58-54 deficit late in the second half.

The Illini finished the game on a 21-4 run.

Bertrand scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half. Brandon Paul also scored 15 points for the Illini while forward Tyler Griffey and guard D.J. Richardson had 14 points apiece.

Kammeon Holsey led Georgia Tech (4-2) with 14 points while Jason Morris and Mfon Udofia scored 10 points apiece. The Yellow Jackets appeared to grab control with a 12-3 run midway through the second half for a 54-50 lead.