Gonzaga vs. Illinois (Dec. 8)

December 8, 2012 11:31 p.m.  •  0 comments

Senior guard Brandon Paul hit five of Illinois’ 11 3-pointers and scored 35 points to lead the 13th-ranked Illini past No. 10 Gonzaga 85-74 in front of a packed house of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Related story: Illinois guard scores 35 to hand Gonzaga 1st loss

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk and Gary Bell Jr. can’t stop Illinois’ Brandon Paul as he drills a three-point shot in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski is called for a blocking foul against Illinois’ Brandon Paul in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk draws a charging foul on Illinois’ Myke Henry in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr. knocks the ball away from Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand in the first half.

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Illinois’ basketball coach John Groce reached the boiling point against Gonzaga in the first half.

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Grifynn Clay swings a pair of cheerleaders during a timeout against Illinois in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Mike Hart and David Stockton squeeze Illinois’ D.J. Richardson in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski launches a hook shot against Illinois’ Nnanna Egwyl in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris is tied up by Illinois’ Brandon Paul in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr. is rejected by Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton flies to the basket past Illinois’ Sam McLaurin in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris splits Illinois’ defense of Nnanna Egwy and Tyler Griffey in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr. launches a shot past Illinois’ D.J. Richardson in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk is called for a blocking foul aginst Illinois’ Brandon Paul late in the second half.

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Illinois’ Brandon Paul gets an earful from the Gonzaga Kennel Club late in the second half.

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few doesn’t like a call against the Zags during the second half against Illinois.

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