SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two unbeaten teams. A combined record of 18-0. Something had to give.
Brandon Paul scored 35 points as #13 Illinois beat #10 Gonzaga 85-74 Saturday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The loss ends Gonzaga's school-record 9-0 start.
The Zags got a balanced scoring attack from its starting five, with all but one starter scoring in double figures. But Kelly Olynyk's team-high 16 points and 8 rebounds were offset by six turnovers as Illinois improved to 10-0 on the season.