The Big Ten went 2-1 Tuesday night, with No. 11 Wisconsin thrashing UMKC, Illinois dropping Richmond in the Cancun Classic and No. 15 Michigan falling to No. 6 Duke in the Maui Invitational. Catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. And don’t forget to check out our halftime and final recap stories for all of the games in this post. You can also get results from the five Big Ten women’s games with our women’s hoops roundup. Watch our highlights from Wisconsin’s victory over UMKC now.
FINAL: Seth Curry scored 20 points and Ryan Kelly added 17 points and five boards as they teamed up to lead Duke to an 82-75 victory over Michigan on Tuesday at Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina in the Maui Invitational. The Blue Devils hit 57 percent of their field goals (26-of-46). Duke was hot from long range, hitting 11-of-22 threes for a 50 percent night from beyond the arc. The Blue Devils shot 19-of-27 from the free throw line. In addition to Curry’s production and Kelly’s stellar play, Austin Rivers scored 20 points and Andre Dawkins scored 11 points. Trey Burke contributed 17 points and handed out eight assists for the Wolverines in the game. Jordan Morgan was 6-of-7 from the floor and chipped in 12 points for Michigan. The Wolverines hit 49 percent of their field goals (31-of-63). Besides Burke’s work and Morgan’s contribution, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points and Zack Novak contributed 11 points. Duke never trailed. The Blue Devils’ largest lead was 17, which came with 7:30 to go
HALFTIME: Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry have teamed up to give Duke 34-22 lead over Michigan. Kelly scored seven points and shot 2-of-3 from the field. Curry scored 10 points and shot 4-of-4 from the field. The Blue Devils led by as many as 15 points in the first half and never trailed. Tim Hardaway Jr., the leading scorer this season for the Wolverines, has not made much of an impact through the first 20 minutes. He enters halftime with zero points. Trey Burke led the way for Michigan in the first half, with eight points.
FINAL: Jared Berggren paced Wisconsin with 21 points to lead the Badgers to a 77-31 victory over UMKC on Tuesday at Kohl Center in Madison. The Badgers shot 53 percent from the field (30-of-57). Wisconsin shot 13-of-27 from three-point range during the game, good for 48 percent. In addition to Berggren’s efforts, Ben Brust scored 12 points and Mike Bruesewitz chipped in 10 points. The Kangaroos shot just 21 percent from the field (11-of-53). Winning the battle on the boards was crucial for the Badgers as they grabbed 41 rebounds to 21 for UMKC. Wisconsin never trailed.
HALFTIME: Ben Brust and Mike Bruesewitz have teamed up to give Wisconsin 41-18 lead over UMKC. Brust scored 10 points and shot 4-of-7 from the field. Bruesewitz scored 10 points and shot 4-of-7 from the field. The Badgers led by as many as 25 points in the first half and never trailed. Wisconsin has been able to make the most of its good looks from long range, hitting at a 57 percent clip (8-of-14). The Kangaroos have been more effective from beyond the arc than the inside and might want to attempt more three-point shots in the second half after shooting 67 percent (4-of-6) from three-point range in the first half. UMKC’s leading scorer, Reggie Chamberlain, has been shut down thus far. He enters halftime with five points. The Kangaroos’ Michael Gholston Jr. has six points.
Illinois 70, Richmond 61 BOX | AP RECAP
FINAL: Meyers Leonard scored 22 points and Sam Maniscalco added 19 points as they teamed up to lead Illinois to a 70-61 victory over Richmond on Tuesday at Moon Palace Resort in Cancun in the Cancun Challenge – Riviera Division. The Fighting Illini went 23-of-28 from the charity stripe as a team (82 percent). In addition to Leonard’s efforts and Maniscalco’s contribution, D.J. Richardson chipped in 15 points. Darien Brothers scored 22 points, knocked down 7-of-12 shot attempts, and drilled 6-of-9 three-pointers for the Spiders in the game. Richmond shot just 38 percent from the field (18-of-47). The Spiders shot 17-of-24 from the free throw line. Along with Brothers’ work, Cedrick Lindsay tallied 11 points and Kendall Anthony racked up 11 points. Leading 21-16 with 6:37 to go in the first half, Illinois used a 16-3 spurt to open its cushion to 18 points with 37 seconds left in the first half. Leonard capped the run off with a field goal that helped the Fighting Illini lead 37-19 at the half.
HALFTIME: D.J. Richardson and Meyers Leonard have teamed up to give Illinois 37-19 lead over Richmond. Richardson scored 11 points. Leonard scored 11 points. The Fighting Illini led 21-16 before Illinois went on a 16-3 run to close the half. Kendall Anthony, the leading scorer this season for the Spiders, has not made much of an impact through the first 20 minutes. He has two points at the break. Darien Brothers will have to be careful, as he already has three fouls and he’s been the best player on the court for Richmond thus far. In the first 20 minutes, the Spiders’ Brothers scored eight points.
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