Posted November 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Just when it appeared No. 22 Illinois had gone quiet, reserve guard Joseph Bertrand made some noise. The redshirt junior hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite the Illini to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game. Illinois (8-0) rallied late behind Bertrand, whose one-man show lifted the Illini from a 58-54 deficit late in the second half. They finished the game on a 21-4 run over the final 7:15. ''Until you get to know him, Joe sometimes comes off like a quiet guy, but he's got some big-time energy,'' Illinois coach John Groce said. ''I very rarely will watch practice film or game film and say, `Bertrand isn't playing hard.''' Bertrand scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half as the surprising Illini kept up their early-season run. After missing his first season with a knee injury, Bertrand relied upon his athleticism to get to the b...

Illini G Joseph Bertrand converts acrobatic layup

Junior guard Joseph Bertrand helped Illinois defeat Georgia Tech at home on Wednesday night 75-62.Check out this video of an acrobatic layup by Bertrand in the second half. Bertrand switched the ball in midair and somehow made the layup. Talk about some serious hang time.Bertrand ended up with 15 points.

HOLY SH*T! Georgia Tech Gets A Big Face Full Of Joseph Bertrand

Didn’t catch Illinois-Georgia Tech last night because you were busy living life? You missed the Illini’s junior guard Joseph Bertrand with one of the best layups you’ll see all year. Why do I hate the NBA? Because you don’t get this kind of excitement from giant orange floppy hat guy (bottom right corner) at Lakers games because he can’t get courtside tickets. As the color...

Ga Tech fades in 75-62 loss to No. 22 Illinois

Georgia Tech still needs to learn how to finish. Reserve guard Joseph Bertrand hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run Wednesday night that rallied No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over the Yellow Jackets in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game. Before the second-half scoring spurt by Bertrand, Georgia Tech held a 58-54 lead. ''Unfortunately...
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