Illinois steamrolls Southern in Underwood's debut

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Illinois coach Brad Underwood brought a 109-27 career record into Friday night's season opener against Southern University. Illinois coach Brad Underwood brought a 109-27 career record into Friday night's season opener against Southern University.

Click the video above for highlights and postgame reactions from Illinois head coach Brad Underwood after his team's 102-55 win over Southern University in the season opener on Friday night at the State Farm Center.

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+ Graduate transfer Mark Alstork (Wright State) and junior Aaron Jordan lead the Illini with 17 points apiece
+ Redshirt junior Leron Black and redshirt sophomore Kipper Nichols each post 14 points
+ Illinois shoots 50.8 percent from the floor (19 percent from 3-point range) and hits 34 of 37 free throws (91.9 percent) as a team

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