Tuesday B1G men's hoops roundup: IU rolls Evansville
Tuesday featured a handful of Big Ten men’s hoops games, including No. 25 Indiana blasting instate foe Evansville, 77-46, at Assembly Hall. Track all the day’s action, plus get select video highlights, in this post.
ILLINOIS 61, UNLV 59 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Rayvonte Rice is making a name for himself in his young Illinois career.With his Illini and UNLV tied with under a minute to play, Rice took a pass from Tracy Abrams, saw an opening in the lane and converted a driving layup that bounced in with 27 seconds remaining to give the Illini the lead.
INDIANA 77, EVANSVILLE 46 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Jeremy Hollowell scored a career-high 18 points and freshman Noah Vonleh added 13 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday, leading Indiana past Evansville 77-46. The Hoosiers (6-1) rebounded from their first loss this season with a defensive effort that completely locked down one of the nation’s best shooting teams. D.J. Balentine, the nation’s No. 4 scorer, finished with a season-low 14 points after scoring at least 29 in each of his first five games.
ARKANSAS 87, MINNESOTA 73 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Alandise Harris scored 15 points and Arkansas had 52 second-half points to beat Minnesota 87-73 on Tuesday at the Maui Invitational. Arkansas started the second half on a 10-0 run, with Anthlon Bell and Fred Gulley hitting consecutive 3-pointers to give the Razorbacks a 45-40 lead. Austin Hollins led Minnesota (5-2) with 17 points. The Golden Gophers led 40-35 at halftime.
PENN STATE 84, MONMOUTH 52 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Tim Frazier scored 19 points and Allen Roberts added 17 as Penn State held Monmouth to 22 second-half points and defeated the Hawks 84-52 Tuesday night. The Nittany Lions (5-1) won their fourth straight game with another balanced scoring attack as Frazier and Roberts were joined by D.J. Newbill (15 points) and Ross Travis (11) in double figures. Frazier, with seven assists, became the fourth player in Penn State history to total more than 1,000 career points and 500 assists.
WISCONSIN 63, ST. LOUIS 57 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Traevon Jackson scored 16 points and Frank Kaminsky added 12 Tuesday and No. 10 Wisconsin blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesday’s finals of the Cancun Challenge.Kaminsky had four blocks that helped the unbeaten Badgers (7-0) to a 20-15 halftime lead. Jackson stepped up to help squash a second-half run by Saint Louis (5-1) that made it a 5-point game with 1:10 to play.