Coleman Hawkins records triple-double during Illini rout of Syracuse
Coleman Hawkins etched his name in the Illinois record books during an ACC/B1G Challenge matchup against Syracuse.
On Tuesday night, the Illini rolled to a 73-44 home win over the Orange. That win pushes Brad Underwood’s squad to 6-1 on the early season and a perfect 5-0 record at home.
Hawkins was the catalyst in the blowout win for Illinois. He continually terrorized the zone of Syracuse with efficient shooting and passing from the middle of the floor.
When Hawkins was finally removed late in the game, he finished with 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Hawkins completed the triple-double with 10 assists and 10 rebounds while adding a steal.
Here’s a look at his highlights:
Illinois’ Coleman Hawkins is maybe my favorite prospect this season. Have mentioned that a few times, but he showcased WHY against Syracuse tonight. Had a 15/10/10 triple-double, and just completely obliterated their zone from the foul line area as a passer and touch finisher. pic.twitter.com/YixV365VqH
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) November 30, 2022
According to BTN, it is the 5th all-time triple-double in Illini history. Hawkins is the first player at Illinois with a triple-double since Ayo Dosunmu had a pair of triple-doubles during conference play in 2021.
Triple-doubles, in @IlliniMBB history:
🔸 Coleman Hawkins, 2022 (vs. Syracuse)
🔸 Ayo Dosunmu ✌️, 2021 (at Minnesota; vs. Wisconsin)
🔸 Sergio McClain, 2001 (vs. Michigan)
🔸 Mark Smith, 1979 (vs. Minnesota)
— Illinois on BTN (@IllinoisOnBTN) November 30, 2022