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Recap: Illini dominate AMW Select 96-77 to close out European exhibition tour

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Illinois finishes their 2015 exhibition trip with a 3-1 record.

via @IlliniMBB

The Illini concluded their 2015 overseas tour in a big way on Monday by defeating AMW Select (Paris) 96-77. Leron Black, who's been the team MVP based on his cumulative stats, once again led the way with his third double-double of the trip (21 points & 15 rebounds).

The team trailed by as much as 11 points early on, but a huge 25-3 run in the second quarter gave them a 54-42 lead at halftime and they didn't look back.

Illinois' starters for Monday's game were D.J. Williams, Mike LaTulip, Alex Austin, Leron Black, and Michael Finke. It was the team's fourth different lineup in as many games.

Game Highlights:

<blockquote class="twitter-video" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Highlights from the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Illini?src=hash">#Illini</a> 96-77 victory over AMW Select Monday in Paris. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eurotrip?src=hash">#eurotrip</a> <a href="http://t.co/RnYOr8OaLd">http://t.co/RnYOr8OaLd</a></p>&mdash; Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/IlliniMBB/status/633430564943491072">August 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Game Statistics:

Injury Report:

  • Jalen Coleman-Lands (foot stress fracture)
  • Darius Paul (shoulder, arrest, suspension)
  • Tracy Abrams (Achilles tendon, not traveling with team)
  • Khalid Lewis (not traveling with team)

Next Game:

The team's next game is on November 8th against Illinois-Springfield (exhibition). The Illini are scheduled to spend their remaining time overseas touring Paris before flying back into Chicago on Wednesday. We'll have a full summary of the team's trip later this week.

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