CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored a career-high 28 points, freshman Adam Miller also scored 28 and No. 8 Illinois beat North Carolina A&T 122-60 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday.
Miller’s 28 point effort is a school record for the highest-scoring debut by a freshman. The Peoria native showed ability to run the court, drive to the basket and he also mad 6 of 8 attempts from three-point range. The Illini as a team made 17-31 three-point attemts (54.8%).
Kofi Cockburn added 18 points and 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double in 32 games. Dosunmu had 10 rebounds for his second career double-double. Illinois fell five points short of its record scoring total. Blake Harris scored 12 points to lead the Aggies.