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No. 16 Illinois rallies to beat Oakland 74-63

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Illinois forward Jereme Richmond (22) moves to block a shot by Oakland (Mich.) center Keith Benson (34) during the second half of ab NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann Illinois forward Jereme Richmond (22) moves to block a shot by Oakland (Mich.) center Keith Benson (34) during the second half of ab NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann
Oakland, Mich., guard Reggie Hamilton (23) tries to pass as Illinois guard Demetri McCamey (32) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann Oakland, Mich., guard Reggie Hamilton (23) tries to pass as Illinois guard Demetri McCamey (32) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann
Illinois guard D.J. Richardson (1) works past Oakland (Mich.) forward Drew Valentine (15) to shoot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann Illinois guard D.J. Richardson (1) works past Oakland (Mich.) forward Drew Valentine (15) to shoot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann
Illinois' forward Mike Davis (24) defends as Oakland (Mich.) center Keith Benson (34) shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann Illinois' forward Mike Davis (24) defends as Oakland (Mich.) center Keith Benson (34) shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Darrell Hoemann) By Darrell Hoemann

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Demetri McCamey scored 29 points, including 11 straight in a key second-half stretch, to lead No. 16 Illinois to a 74-63 comeback victory over Oakland on Wednesday night.  

The Illini (9-1) didn't lead until McCamey hit a basket, drew a foul and made the free throw with just under 15 minutes left in the game. That put them ahead 37-36. He followed the three-point play with consecutive 3-pointers and a layup that put Illinois up 45-36. The Illini didn't trail again.  

Oakland (5-4) led 28-24 at the end of a sloppy first half. The first few minutes were inadvertently played with a smaller women's ball.  

D.J. Richardson added 16 points for Illinois, 12 on 3-pointers.  

Reggie Hamilton led Oakland with 18 points while Will Hudson added 14.  

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 

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