Relive the performances from Illinois High School graduates from the first weekend of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

An eventful first week of NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament has given fans a mix of highs and lows. That could also be said for the Illinois guys involved in the tournament. After starting with 47, there is less than half that are still playing during the Sweet Sixteen.

Two notable names receiving big minutes and still in the tournament are Miami’s Charlie Moore (Morgan Park) and Texas Tech’s Terrence Shannon Jr. (Lincoln Park).

Find out how they and the rest of the former Illinois high school prep athletes did during the first weekend below.

Tuesday’s Games

  • #16 Texas Southern Defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 76-67.
    • Terrion Murdix (Springfield Southest/Texas A&M CC)- 29 minutes, 10 points, 4/13 FG, 1/3 3PT, 1/2 FT, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal, and a turnover.

Wednesday’s Games

  • #12 Indiana 66 Defeated #12 Wyoming, 66-58.
    • Drake Jeffries (Mattoon/Wyoming)- 37 minutes, 4 points, 1/7 FG, 0/6 3PT, 2/3 FT, 2 offensive rebounds, and 10 total rebounds.

  • Jeremiah Oden (St. Rita/Wyoming)- 29 minutes, 5 points, 1/1 FG, 1/1 3PT, 2/2 FT, a rebound, and a block.

  • #16 Wright State Defeated #12 Bryant 93-12
    • Trey Calvin (St. Viator/Wright St.)- 33 minutes, 21 points, 7/14 FG, 2/6 3PT, 5/6 FT, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and a turnover.

  • Tim Finke (Central/Wright St.)- 40 minutes, 8 points, 2/6 FG, 2/6 3PT, 2/3 3PT, 3 offensive rebounds, 7 total rebounds, 6 assists, a block, and a turnover.

  • C.J. Wilbourn (Normal/Wright St.)- 1 minute.

Thursday’s Game

  • #1 Kansas Defeated #16 Texas Southern, 85-56.
    • Joe Yesufu (Bolingbrook/Kansas)- 10 minutes, a rebound, and an assist.
  • #4 UCLA Defeated #13 Akron, 57-53.
    • Xavier Castenada (Whitney Young/Akron)- 33 minutes, 18 points, 8/17 FG, 2/7 3PT, 6 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a turnover.

  • #4 Arkansas Defeated #13 Vermont, 75-71.
    • Ryan Davis (Conant/Vermont)- 33 minutes, 20 points, 7/10 FG, 4/5 3PT, 2/4 FT, 3 rebounds, and a turnover.
  • #11 Michigan Defeated #6 Colorado State, 75-63.
    • Kindle Moore (Danville/Colorada St.)- 29 minutes, 10 points, 3/7 FG, 2/5 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebounds, 2 total rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 turnovers.
    • Isaiah Rivera (Geneseo/Colorado St.)- 9 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, and an offensive rebound.

Friday’s Games

  • #1 Arizona Defeated #16 Wright State, 87-70.
    • Trey Calvin (St. Viator/Wright St.)- 39 minutes, 16 points, 6/19 FG, 2/4 3PT, 2/3 FT, a rebound, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 turnovers.
    • Tim Finke (Central/Wright St.)- 38 minutes, 15 points, 6/14 FG, 3/8 3PT, an offensive rebound, 6 total rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals.
    • C.J. Wilbourn (Normal/Wright St.)- 2 minutes.
  • #2 Auburn Defeated #15 Jacksonville State, 80-61.
    • Semaj Henderson (Downers Grove North/Jacksonville St.)- 1 minute, 3 points, 1/1 FG, and 1/1 3PT.
  • #2 Duke Defeated Cal State Fullerton, 78-61.
    • Dante Maddox Jr. (Bloom/Cal State Fullerton)- 4 minutes, 2 points, 1/2 FG, 0/1 3PT, a rebound, and a turnover.

  • #3 Purdue Defeated #14 Yale, 78-56.
    • John Poulakidas (Nequa Valley/Yale)- 4 minutes, 0/1 FG, and an assist.
  • #3 Texas Tech 97 Defeated #14 Montana State, 97-62.
    • Terrence Shannon Jr. (Lincoln Park/Texas Tech)- 26 minutes, 20 points, 5/7 FG, 3/4 3PT, 7/8 FT, a rebound, 6 assists, 2 blocks, and a turnover.

  • Xavier Bishop (Lanphier/Montana State)- 27 minutes, 12 points, 3/8 FG, 2/4 3PT, 4/4 FT, an offensive rebound, 2 assists, a steal, and 3 turnovers.

  • #4 Illinois Defeated #13 Chattanooga, 53-52.
    • Da’Monte Williams (Manual/Illinois)- 28 minutes, 2 points, 1/3 FG, 0/2 3PT, 6 rebounds, and a steal.
    • Malachi Smith (Belleville West)- 34 minutes, 12 points, 4/20 FG, 0/3 3PT, 4/6 FT, 3 offensive rebounds, 8 total rebounds, an assist, 3 steals, and 2 turnovers.
  • #10 Miami Defeated #7 University of Southern California, 68-66.
    • Charlie Moore (Morgan Park/Miami)- 36 minutes, 16 points, 5/11 FG, 1/4 3PT, 5/6 Ft, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 2 turnovers.

  • Drew Peterson (Libertyville/USC)- 35 minutes, 17 points, 7/15 FG, 3/7 3PT, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and a turnover.

  • #7 Ohio State Defeated #10 Loyola-Chicago, 54-41.
    • E.J. Liddell (Belleville West)- 34 minutes, 16 points, 4/9 FG, 0/2 3PT, 8/10 FT, an offensive rebounds, 10 total rebounds, an assist, 3 blocks, and 3 turnovers.

  • Jimmy Sotos (Conant/OSU)- 1 minute.

  • Lucas Williamson(Whitney Young/Loyola)- 34 minutes, 4 points, 1/10 FG, 1/5 3PT, 1/6 FT, an offensive rebounds, 5 total rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 3 turnovers.

  • Tom Welch (Naperville North/Loyola)- 8 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/2 FT, an offensive rebound, and a steal.
    • Marquise Kennedy (Brother Rice/Loyola)- 24 minutes, 4 points, 1/8 FG, 0/2 3PT, 2/2 FT, an offensive rebound, 5 total rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal.
  • #11 Iowa State Defeated #6 Louisiana State University, 59-54.
    • George Conditt (Corliss/ISU)- 10 minutes, an offensive rebounds, an assist, and 2 blocks.
    • Xavier Pinson (Simeon/LSU)- 32 minutes, 2 points, 1/5 FG, 0/1 3PT, 0/1 FT, an offensive rebond, 2 total rebounds, 7 assists, a steal, and 5 turnovers.
  • #7 Michigan State Defeated #11 Davidson, 74-73.
    • Max Christie (Rolling Meadows/MSU)- 27 minutes, 2 points, 1/6 FG, 0/4 3PT, an offensive rebound, 2 total rebounds, 7 assists, a steal, and a block.

Saturday’s Game

  • #1 Kansas Defeated #9 Creighton, 85-76.
    • Joe Yesufu (Bolingbrook/Kansas)- 3 minutes and 2 turnovers.

Sunday’s Games

  • #1 Duke Defeated Michigan State, 85-76.
    • Max Christie (Rolling Meadows/MSU)- 24 minutes, 9 points, 4/8 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2 offensive rebounds, 3 total rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 turnovers.
  • #5 Houston Defeated #4 Illinois, 65-53.
    • Da’Monte Williams (Manual/Illinois)- 20 minutes, 0/1 FG, 0/1 3PT, an offensive rebound, 3 total rebounds, an assist, a steal, and 3 turnovers.
  • #2 Villanova Defeated #7 Ohio State, 71-61.
    • E.J. Liddell (Belleville West/OSU)- 35 minutes, 17 points, 6/13 FG, 2/4 3PT, 3/5 FT, an offensive rebound, 6 total rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks.

  • #10 Miami Defeated #2 Auburn, 79-61.
    • Charlie Moore (Morgan Park/Miami)- 36 minutes, 15 points, 4/8 FG, 2/3 3PT, 5/7 FT, an offensive rebound, 9 total rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, and 2 turnovers.

  • #3 Texas Tech Defeated #11 Notre Dame, 59-53.
    • Terrence Shannon Jr. (Lincoln Park/Texas Tech)- 18 minutes, 8 points, 1/4 FG, 1/3 3PT, 0/2 FT, a rebound, a steal, and a turnover.
  • Iowa State Defeated #3 Wisconsin, 54-49
    • George Conditt (Corliss/ISU)- 22 minutes, 4 points, 1/4 FG, 2/2 FT, 3 offensive rebounds, 6 total rebounds, and 3 turnovers.

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