No. 20 Illinois holds off North Carolina, 79-67 -

No. 20 Illinois holds off North Carolina, 79-67

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Mike Davis scored 20 points and No. 20 Illinois had five players finish in double figures in a 79-67 victory over North Carolina on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  

Demetri McCamey had 17 points for the Illini (7-1) while Mike Tisdale had 14, Jereme Richmond 12 and D.J. Richardson 11.  

North Carolina center Tyler Zeller picked up three early fouls and spent more than 9 minutes of the first half on the bench while the Illini built a 37-30 halftime lead.  

Illinois opened the second half with an 8-2 run and never led by less than nine points the rest of the way.  

John Henson led the Tar Heels (4-3) with 16 points while Zeller finished with 10.  

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