Griffey's late 3 lifts Illinois over Gardner-Webb
CHAMPAIGN – Tyler Griffey buried a long 3-pointer with 4 seconds left, and Illinois survived a scare Sunday by beating Gardner-Webb, 63-62.
After winning the Maui Invitational, the Illini (7-0) came home and needed to rally against Gardner-Webb. Griffey's 3 followed a banked-in 3-pointer from Tashan Newsome with 12 seconds left that gave the Runnin' Bulldogs (4-4) a 62-60 lead.
Griffey was one of four Illinois players to finish with 13 points Sunday with D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul and Joseph Bertrand. Bertrand added six rebounds.
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