Men's Basketball

Northwestern falls to UIC

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 Josh Crittle’s go-ahead basket with 53 seconds remaining helped UIC to a 50-44 upset of Northwestern on Saturday. Crittle finished with a team-high 13 points, and Gary Talton’s two free throws with 29 seconds left sealed the win for the Flames (6-1). The Wildcats committed 16 turnovers and were just 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.

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Minnesota runs away with 87-59 win

Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) drives to the basket through North Florida Ospreys guard Beau Beech (2) in the first half at Williams Arena.

Austin Hollins Dunk

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday. Williams all but three of his points in the second half and Austin Hollins added 12 points for the Gophers (8-1), winners of four straight.

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Iowa handles Texas A&M-CC

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Melsahn Basabe scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half as Iowa throttled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 88-59 on Saturday. Devyn Marble added 15 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who never trailed and used a 20-0 run in the first half to bounce back from two straight losses.

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Michigan State cruises to 84-39 win

Nicholls State at Michigan State

Nicholls State at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Keith Appling scored 13 points and No. 14 Michigan State used a big run in the first half to romp past undermanned Nicholls State 84-39 Saturday. Michigan State (6-2) led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half.

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Big Ten Geeks: The ACC Strikes Back

Mark Dolejs-US PRESSWIRE

In a bit of a surprise, the ACC took four of six games last night to clinch a tie in this year’s Challenge. Let’s look at how they did it.

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Photos: ACC-Big Ten Challenge top shots

Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

The men’s portion of the two-day ACC-Big Ten Challenge is complete and the women’s team finish off their side of the event Thursday night (scoreboard here). We went through the dozens of available photos from the past two days and pulled out our favorites from the men’s and women’s games for the photo gallery in this post. Want to see all of our photo galleries? We store them over on the BTN.com photo gallery page.

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