Illinois Basketball: Breaking Down Illini Win Against Maryland

The Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team scored an impressive 71-62 victory against the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Illini were led by senior point guard Sam Maniscalco, who scored 24 points, made five three-pointers and was 7-for-7 from the free throw line. He also showed some much needed leadership for the young Illini.

For the night, three Illinois players ended up in double figures: Maniscalco (24 points), Brandon Paul (17) and Meyers Leonard (12). Maryland’s leading scorer was Terrell Stoglin, with 25 points.

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