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No. 17 Illinois 80, Illinois St. 58

December 8, 1999

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.