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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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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.
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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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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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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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.
Six more Big Ten men’s basketball teams played in the second night of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. While the two conferences finished the two-day event tied with six wins apiece, the Big Ten keeps the Commissioners Cup. The Big Ten won last year’s event 8-4, and with a tie the Cup stays with the conference that won the previous year.