Coppin State Vs. Illinois: Fighting Illini Try To Stay Perfect

The Illinois Fighting Illini hope to stay unbeaten as they face Coppin State on Sunday.

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Illinois Vs. Coppin State Score Update: Illini Lead 38-30 At The Half

The Fighting Illini are trying to improve to 10-0 with a win against Coppin State on Sunday night, and so far they're on track to do just that, as they hold a 38-30 lead at halftime. In building that lead, Illinois forced nine turnovers and shot 55.2% from the field, including 38.5% (5-13) from three-point range.

Coppin State hit just 11 of 26 shots overall, but they were 6-12 from beyond the arc and hold a slight edge in rebounding over the Illini, which has helped them stay within striking distance.

Meyers Leonard scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds for Illinois in the first half, while Tony Gallo led the way for Coppin State with eight points.

For more coverage of the Fighting Illini, be sure to explore Hail to the Orange. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for live, in-game scores and updates. For more from around college hoops, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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Coppin State Vs. Illinois Preview: Fighting Illini Looking To Stay Unbeaten

The Illinois Fighting Illini hope to stay unbeaten as they face Coppin State on Sunday.

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