CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Following the end of a six-game suspension, Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr. made his return to the court off the bench Sunday.
The crowd of State Farm Center erupted as the fifth-year senior made his way to the scorers table to check in.
Shannon checked in with Rutgers in the lead 2-1. That score quickly changed as back-to-back dishes from Shannon to Coleman Hawkins led to a 7-0 run.
He scored his first points on two free throws, giving Illinois an 18-9 lead.