CHICAGO -- Illinois went to some unfamiliar offensive weapons to hang on against BYU.Reserve center Maverick Morgan had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and forward Michael Finke added 10 points off the bench as the Illini edged the Cougars 75-73 on Saturday night.Weve got some guys that can score in there, and they did a good job of getting the ball inside, Illinois coach John Groce said.Tracy Abrams scored 15 points, Jalen Coleman-Lands added 12 and Malcolm Hill 10 for the Illini (9-3), who have won five straight.They went zone a couple times, they went man, Abrams said about BYU. Just adjusting to the game play and understanding weve got to get it down there to the bigs.Eric Mika led BYU with 25 points in the second game of the State Farm Chicago Legends doubleheader.BYU (7-4) shot just 43 percent from the field after averaging 85.8 points on the strength of its transition game. Nick Emery added 16 points and TJ Haws 10 for the Cougars.Defensively, we took a step in the right direction tonight against a very, very potent offensive team, Groce said.Illinois made 10 of 26 3s.The Cougars got within one on Colby Leifsons 3 with 1:59 left. Morgan made a jumper and Abrams got a steal and a layup before BYUs L.J. Rose hit a 3 to pull BYU within two with 16.7 seconds left. Hill made two free throws before Rose nailed a jumper to get the Cougars back within two. Emery missed a 3 at the buzzer.It came down to really one, two, maybe three big-time plays we needed to make, Mika said. Illinois just did a good job. They made those hustle plays, the 50-50 balls, and we didnt convert on a couple things that we could have.Hill shot 3 for 12 from the field after averaging a team-high 18.9 points.Illinois bench outscored BYUs reserves 28-7.They had some big guys, Mika said. They have that rotation were theyre all different, but theyre all strong. They can all get rebounds. It was tough getting used to. We saw how they were calling fouls. We were able to fight through it pretty well.Illinois led by as much as 16 before BYU went on an 11-0 run and trailed 43-37 at halftime.We didnt come ready to play in the beginning, Rose said. We got a group out there that was ready to compete. They brought us back into the game.BIG PICTUREBYU fell short of a quality win against a Power 5 conference team. The Cougars will close out their nonconference schedule against Idaho State and CSU Bakersfield next week.Illinois started its season on a four-game winning streak before losing three straight and winning its last five.TIP INSThe Illini lead the series against BYU 4-2. The Cougars won the last meeting 80-75 in 1980 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... The State Farm Chicago Legends recognized the citys basketball tradition. Former DePaul player Mark Aguirre and coach Ray Meyer, both Chicago natives, were honored during halftime. ... The Cubs World Series trophy made an appearance. ... Illinois is 37-14 at the United Center.ROSTER UPDATERedshirt freshman forward Kipper Nichols played one minute in his first game with Illinois. After he originally signed with Tulane, Nichols transferred last December and sat out a year per transfer requirements.UP NEXTBYU will face Idaho State on Tuesday.Illinois will play its Braggin Rights game against Missouri on Wednesday in St. Louis. Cheap Air Max Free Shipping . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Cheap Wholesale Air Max Shoes . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. http://www.airmaxcheapwholesale.com/ . Miller finished in two minutes, 6.09 seconds, one day before the first medal race on the Alpine schedule. The 36-year-old American also turned in the top time in Thursdays opening training session. Cheap Air Max Clearance . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Air Max Shoes Online . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium.If YOU enjoyed Nick’s golf Super Skills then here is how you can have a go for yourself! Click here for news, tips and more info about Fairways tto Horsham which Nick is an Ambassador for.ddddddddddddAnd you can find out more about the free 7 steps to better golf that anyone can sign up to here. ' ' '