Coleman Hawkins' triple-double gives No. 16 Illinois win over Syracuse

Illinois' Dain Dainja (42) and Syracuse's Chris Bell vie for a rebound during a game Tuesday in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Michael Allio) Michael Al...

December 4, 2022
2:40 AM

Illinois' Dain Dainja (42) and Syracuse's Chris Bell vie for a rebound during a game Tuesday in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Michael Allio) Michael Allio CHAMPAIGN — Illinois was caught in a dogfight, but Coleman Hawkins pulled them out of it.Hawkins had the fifth triple-double in Illinois program history, with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, to spur No. 16 Illinois to a 73-44 win over Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday.He acted as a connector and focal point of the offense and squeezed the Orange's 2-3 zone, scoring or assisting on 17 of the Illini's 24 made baskets.

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