BTN.com staff, March 19, 2014
We had three Big Ten men's hoops teams in postseason action on Wednesday night. Illinois kicked off the evening with a 66-62 come-from-behind victory over Boston University in the NIT. Penn State followed with a 69-65 win over Hampton in a first round CBI matchup. Iowa's season came to an end after a 78-65 loss to Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Catch up on all the scores, stats and select in-game video highlights in this post.
TENNESSEE 78, IOWA 65 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes opened overtime with a three-point play that put Tennessee ahead to stay, and the Volunteers' defense shut down Iowa in overtime for a 78-65 victory on Wednesday night, finishing off the First Four with an exclamation point.
ILLINOIS 66, BOSTON UNIVERSITY 62 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT. The second-seeded Illini fought back from a 30-13 first-half deficit. Rice made the key play with 2:07 left when his steal and three-point play trimmed it to 61-60. He added two free throws and a driving layup to give Illinois a 64-61 lead.
PENN STATE 69, HAMPTON 65 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
Four Nittany Lions posted double figures in scoring as Penn State men's basketball team defeated Hampton, 69-65, in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. D.J. Newbill set the pace for the Blue and White, notching a team-high 19 points, while Brandon Taylor, Tim Frazier and Geno Thorpe also reached double figures.