Alton, IL

Illini Survive Home Game Scare

In College basketball from Sunday, Illinois won at home over UT-Martin 77-74. Leron Black scroed 23 points in the win, with freshman Mark Smith of Edwardsville knocking down 13.  

UT-Martin went on two late runs to keep the game close, one of 15-0 and the other of 18-6.

Illinois is 2-0 to open the season and have 4 more home games during this stretch. They’ll host DePaul on Friday night.




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