After a busy nine-game slate Saturday, there were only two Big Ten men’s basketball games Sunday. Illinois walloped Auburn, 81-62, in Atlanta, while Nebraska is taking on Creighton. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action in this post.
ILLINOIS 81, AUBURN 62 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Rayvonte Rice scored 22 points Sunday, when he and Illinois shot at a torrid pace on the way to routing Auburn 81-62 in Philips Arena. This was considered a “home” game for Auburn, which last year played Illinois in Chicago’s United Center as a visiting team. The Illini (8-1) made a season-high 12 3-pointers on 23 attempts (52.2 percent) and shot 61.5 percent from the field (32 of 52)
CREIGHTON 82, NEBRASKA 67 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Doug McDermott scored 33 points, and Creighton built a big lead quickly and ran off to an 82-67 victory over Nebraska on Sunday. Ethan Wragge added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bluejays (7-2), who unveiled gray uniforms for the annual meeting with their in-state rival from 50 miles away in Lincoln. The Huskers, who donned black uniforms with red trim, got 22 points from Shavon Shields. Terran Petteway had 17 of his 21 points in the second half for Nebraska (6-3).