Sturdy's Takeaways: Terrence Shannon Is HIM
By Brad Sturdy - IlliniGuys Insider/Analyst
November 19, 2022
(Cover photo courtesy Joe Pickrell/IlliniGuys)
Illinois Senior Guard Terrence Shannon was ‘HIM’ on Friday evening in Las Vegas, posting a 29 point and 10 rebound effort while tying the Illinois school record by hitting 8 of 9 three pointers to lead Illinois to a 79-70 win over #8 UCLA and set up a Sunday at 2pm CT showdown with a veteran Virginia squad to win the Continental Tire Main Event.
The Illini got off to a good start but saw UCLA end the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 9 point halftime lead that they would extend to 15 before Sencire Harris provided a defensive spark. Harris, who didn’t see action in the first half, played 9 second half minutes and harassed UCLA point guard Tyger Campbell into turnovers and helped wear down the UCLA star PG as the Illini pulled away.