Illinois hold on to beat Merrimack


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Illinois freshman Kennedi Myles scored a new career high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in her fourth double-double just nine games into her first year of college basketball, as Illinois held on to beat Merrimack 75-72 at State Farm Center Tuesday night.

The Illini return to action Sunday at 2 p.m. CT against Evansville.

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