No. 17 Illinois 80, Illinois St. 58
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ Susan Blauser scored 19 points and No. 17 Illinois ran away from Illinois State in the second half Tuesday night on its way to an 80-58 win.
Illinois (6-3) led 36-24 at the half and then shot 55 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes to capture the easy win.
The Illini outrebounded Illinois State 42-31 and forced 21 turnovers. They ran up the score despite going only 2-for-14 on 3-point attempts.
Tauja Catchings had 17 points for Illinois, while Allison Curtin added 16 and Kylie Martin 10.
Nadia Peruch and Steph Reichle led Illinois State (3-3) with 12 points apiece.