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November 29, 2008CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)?Mike Tisdale hit two free throws to force overtime then scored the first six points of the extra period as Illinois came back to beat Kent State 69-63 Friday night at the South Padre Island Invitational.
Tisdale finished with 20 points for Illinois (5-0), which fell behind in the second half but closed regulation with an 11-6 run and tied the score at 60. Mike Davis added 17 for Illinois, including the final three free throws in OT.
Illinois outrebounded Kent State 40-30, led by Davis' 13.
The Golden Flashes will play Texas A&M Saturday night. The Aggies were defeated by Tulsa, 67-56.
Officials: Tim Comer, Jerry Heater, Bill Covington