Click the video above for highlights and post-game reaction from Illinois' win Friday night.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini improved to 4-0 with an 89-69 win over Detroit Mercy in the opening game of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday night.
Malcolm Hill, the reigning Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, led the way with 25 points.
Tracy Abrams stayed red hot, scoring 15 points.
Illinois will host Winthrop Monday night.