Virginia and Illinois hit the hardwood on Sunday in Las Vegas in the championship game of the Continental Tires Main Event. The Cavaliers and Fighting Illini are a surprise matchup after both teams pulled off an upset in the semifinals. The Cavaliers overcame a tough week for the university to knock off Baylor 86-79. The Cavs trailed 33-30 at halftime but took control in the second half to cruise to the big win. The win kept them undefeated at 3-0. Sunday they will get another tough test against a Fighting Illini team that also comes in with a perfect record.
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Game Date: Nov. 20, 2022
Game Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
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The Fighting Illini came up with a huge victory over UCLA in the semifinals on Friday winning 79-70.
The Illini trailed the Bruins, but finally took control in with about 10 minutes left and never trailed again.
Terrence Shannon Jr. went off for the Illini scoring 29 points and hitting eight of nine three-pointers. It was an impressive performance for Shannon Jr. and one he will look to duplicate on Sunday.
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