(AP) Tracy Abrams scored 18 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Illinois pulled away midway through the second half to beat Boise State 71-56 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT. No. 2 seed Illinois (20-14) will play fourth-seeded Central Florida (23-11) in a quarterfinal. The game was tied at 49 with 10 minutes left before Illinois closed on a 22-7 run. Malcolm Hill scored 13 points and has 1,817 for his career, surpassing Dee Brown (1,812) for third place all-time at Illinois. Abrams was 6 of 11 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. Black
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Matt Painter’s squad looks very dangerous as it preps to take on No. 1 Kansas in what essentially will be a home game for the Jayhawks in Kansas City on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
The Big Ten has three teams in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four years. It’s the most Sweet 16 teams the conference has had in a year since it put four in the regional semis in 2013.
Michigan has authored the most compelling story in the nation this March. John Beilein's crew looks to continue it this week in the Midwest Region semifinals. Get Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
Three Big Ten teams remained in the NCAA women's basketball tournament heading into Sunday, and two (Maryland and Ohio State) won to advance to the Sweet 16.
This season was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Hawkeyes. Now that it's over, Iowa can start pushing toward a potentially long run as an NCAA Tournament program.
It was a battle for about 35 minutes between No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 8 seed Michigan State, but the Jayhawks opened the floodgates in the final minutes for a 90-70 win.
Maryland topped West Virginia on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16, but that might not have been the biggest story. That’s because Destiny Slocum drained a shot, a three-quarter court overhead heave, like you’ve probably never seen. The accuracy is one thing, but how about the strength, with both feet planted on the court, to get the ball to travel all of the way to the hoop? Watch the highlight buzzer-beater in the tweets below. DESTINY SLOCUM, WE ARE NOT WORTHY #SCtop10 #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/7QVTNmy2cZ — Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) March 19, 2017 OH MY! 😮 #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/YzAlvMd8jR — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)
Someone call Hollywood. The Michigan story keeps getting better, as the No. 7 Wolverines are off to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years after knocking off No. 2 Louisville, 73-69, on Sunday afternoon.