BTN.com staff, BTN.com staff, November 17, 2013
It was a busy day in Big Ten men's basketball, as seven teams were in action. No. 8 Michigan was upset at Iowa State, while No. 23 Indiana had no trouble with Stony Brook. Get all the scores, stats and video highlights from Sunday's action in this post.
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ILLINOIS 81, BRADLEY 55 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Jon Ekey scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds on Sunday as Illinois cruised to an easy 81-55 victory over previously unbeaten Bradley. The 6-foot-7-inch Ekey hit five of seven from the three-point line. Junior guard Ravonte Rice scored 13 points, and Tracy Abrams added 12.
INDIANA 90, STONY BROOK 74 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 24 points and freshman Noah Vonleh had his fourth straight double-double Sunday to help Indiana pull away from Stony Brook 90-74. Ferrell turned up the tempo in the second half as the Hoosiers (4-0) finally got in a little rhythm in yet another foul-plagued game. Vonleh had 18 points and 15 rebounds – producing the most consecutive double-doubles for a Hoosier since D.J. White (five straight) in 2007-08.
IOWA 103, ABILENE CHRISTIAN 41 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Devyn Marble scored 22 of his season-high 27 points in the first half as Iowa thumped Abilene Christian 103-41 on Sunday. Marble, who hit six of his first seven shots, scored 15 of the Hawkeyes' first 17 points. Freshman Peter Jok added 15 points for Iowa (4-0), which shot 62 percent from the floor to eclipse the 100-point mark for the second straight game.
IOWA STATE 77, MICHIGAN 70 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Melvin Ejim scored 22 points and Iowa State beat No. 7 Michigan 77-70 Sunday, spoiling Wolverines star Mitch McGary's season debut. Naz Long added 16 for the Cyclones (3-0), who held McGary to just one point in the second half. McGary, a preseason first-team All-American who missed two games with a lower back injury, finished with nine points and six rebounds.
NEBRASKA 83, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 57 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Ray Gallegos had 18 points to lead five Huskers in double figures and Nebraska used a two second-half scoring spurts to run past South Carolina State 83-57 Sunday. Nebraska (3-0) led by as many as 13 in the first half, but saw South Carolina State (1-3) hit a pair of baskets to open the second half, cutting the lead to 40-35 on layup by Adama Adams with 18:23 remaining.
ILLINOIS STATE 68, NORTHWESTERN 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Freshman Tony Wills hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds left as Illinois State held off a late Northwestern comeback to secure a 68-64 non-conference victory on Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern (1-2) rallied from a 19-point second half deficit and trailed 66-64 after JerShon Cobb's jumper with 8.2 seconds to play. But Wills locked down the win seconds later with his free throws. Cobb closed with 19 points, and Drew Crawford had 13 while Tre Demps added 12.
PURDUE 81, RIDER 77 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Ronnie Johnson scored 16 points to help Purdue defeat Rider 81-77 on Sunday night. Terone Johnson scored 14 points, Sterling Carter had 13 points and four steals and Bryson Scott added 11 points for the Boilermakers (3-0). Center A.J. Hammons scored just one point in 12 minutes and was plagued by foul trouble.