Illini get revenge for earlier loss to in-state conference rival.
Illinois tops Hawaii 78-77 to go 3-0.
Illinois survived the first half mostly without their 7-foot-1-inch big man, Meyers Leonard. The sophomore sat after picking up his second foul less than two minutes into the game and didn’t return until the second half.
Illini lead big in first half, lose grip in 2nd
D.J. Richardson added 17 for the Illini (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten), who hit 11 of their first 13 tries from 3-point range and shot 66.7 percent.