Angelina Williams finished one point shy of her career high, scoring 30 points as Illinois upset No. 16 UCLA 78-63 yesterday. Williams' three-pointer sparked a 12-2 second-half...

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Angelina Williams finished one point shy of her career high, scoring 30 points as Illinois upset No. 16 UCLA 78-63 yesterday.


Williams’ three-pointer sparked a 12-2 second-half run, and lifted the Illini to a lead they never relinquished. Illinois, from the Big Ten Conference, shot a season-high 60 percent from the field.


The victory was the Illini’s second over a ranked team this season.


Illinois beat then-No. 21 Louisiana Tech 71-65 in overtime on Dec. 4.


Bruins guard Nikki Blue paced Pac-10 team UCLA (6-2) with 17 points.


Lisa Willis added 15.


Illinois (6-2) gained control by dominating the boards in the second half, outrebounding the Bruins 20-10.


For the game, UCLA was outrebounded 37-27.


Illinois freshman Danyel Crutcher notched her second career double-double, with 12 points and 11 rebounds.


Williams added six rebounds, four assists and three steals.


Noelle Quinn scored 14 points and made six steals for UCLA.




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Arizona 70, at Chicago State 50


Dee-Dee Wheeler, a senior point guard, collected 20 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals to lift the Wildcats (8-2) over the Cougars (5-4).


Arizona freshman Jessica Arnold scored 16 points, making 6 of 8 shots from the field. Freshman Ashley Whisonant had 12 points.


Renada Blackburn scored 11 points to lead Chicago State.