No. 25 Illinois rolls over Buckeyes in 67-49 win

By The Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Mike Tisdale scored 15 points and No. 25 Illinois won its first game this season with a national ranking, holding off Ohio State 67-49 on Tuesday night.

On Monday, the Illini (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten) made their first appearance in The Associated Press’ Top 25 since the final poll of 2005-06. It was the Illini’s first win over the Buckeyes (13-4, 3-3) in six games.

The 7-foot-1 Tisdale scored all but four of his points in the second half. He spent much of the first half on the bench after struggling against 6-8 forward Dallas Lauderdale.

Demetri McCamey scored 13 points for Illinois, while Dominique Keller added 12 and Chester Frazier 10.

B.J. Mullens had 14 points for the Buckeyes, who had 19 turnovers.