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Tracy Abrams scored 27 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists as No. 15 Illinois defeated Auburn 81-79 on Saturday at United Center in Chicago.
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Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and shot 6-of-7 from the field to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures as the Badgers topped Samford 87-51 on Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison.
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Marcus Thornton scored 21 points, but it wasn’t enough to lead William & Mary past Purdue as the Boilermakers won 73-66 on Saturday at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.
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Seven Big Ten men’s basketball teams took the court today – some won close games and others won in blowouts to close out the non-conferecne portion of their seasons.
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D.J. Johnson returned an interception 39 yards and Ryan Bustin made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas Tech a 34-31 comeback victory over Minnesota on Friday night in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Seth Doege found Eric Ward on a short pass, and he outran a defender for a 35-yard scoring play to tie it at 31 with just more than a minute remaining. Read three things BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart spotted about the Golden Gophers while monitoring this bowl game, plus see video highlights and quarter0by-quarter recaps in this post.
Jordan Hulls scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 14 points and seven boards as they teamed up to lead No. 5 Indiana to a 93-59 victory over Jacksonville on Friday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Indiana (12-1) shot 51 percent from the field (29-of-57).