Illinois sophomore guard Joseph Bertrand continued to be the surprise of the team’s Italy trip, scoring a team-high 18 points in the Illini’s 131-65 win over Castellanza on Thursday.
It was the second game of the overseas trip Bertrand led the Illini in scoring. He also had a team-leading 14 points in Saturday’s win over Roma Selezione.
Illinois shot 53 of 97 from the field and made off 11-of-20 3-pointers. The Illinois also out-rebounded Castellanza 41-26 and had 28 assists and 24 steals.
Illinois improved to 2-1 in Italy.
Illinois will play its final game in Italy on Friday against Fulgor Omegna.