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Illinois stays unbeaten

Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2004

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Deron Williams scored a season-high 23 points and had seven assists to lead top-ranked Illinois to a 105-79 victory over Longwood on Monday night.

Luther Head scored 20 points for the Illini. James Augustine added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Dee Brown had 13 assists.

Michael Jefferson scored a career-high 30 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Longwood.

One of Williams' four 3-pointers ignited a 16-0 second-half run that finally put the pesky Lancers away. Longwood (1-14) had cut Illinois' lead to 73-65 before Williams started the run with 9:13 to go.

The Illini (12-0) held Longwood scoreless for nearly four minutes and built their lead to 98-71 with three minutes to go.

No. 19 Louisville 104, Morehead St. 40

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Francisco Garcia scored 18 of his career-high 29 points in the first half as Louisville made a season-high 14 3-pointers.

Louisville (9-2) scored the game's first 19 points, including eight from Garcia.

The Cardinals made seven of their first 10 shots, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, during the spurt.

Taquan Dean added 16 points and Larry O'Bannon had 14 for Louisville. Ellis Myles had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Chad McKnight led the Eagles (6-4) with 11 points and Jonathan True added 10.

No. 22 Cincinnati 77, Miami of Ohio 53

CINCINNATI - Eric Hicks had career highs with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Bearcats.

James White and Armein Kirkland added 18 apiece for Cincinnati, which improved to 10-0 for the second season in a row.

Danny Horace scored 10 points for Miami of Ohio (6-3), his second-lowest total of the season. Doug Penno scored 11 for the Redhawks, who shot a season-low 31.9 percent from the field.



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