NCAA Hoops: Illinois teams suffer rough night

NCAA Hoops: Illinois teams suffer rough night
January 10, 2013, 6:30 am
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CHICAGO (AP) Ryan Broekhoff had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Valparaiso pulled away late for a 75-70 victory against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.

LaVonte Dority added 18 points and Kevin Van Wijk 16 for the Crusaders (12-5, 2-1 Horizon League).

Gary Talton had 25 points and Josh Crittle 16 for the Flames (10-6, 1-2).

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Loyola offense ice-cold in loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Jordan Fouse had 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals Wednesday night and Green Bay never trailed in beating Loyola of Chicago 58-45.

Keifer Sykes scored 11 points and contributed nine assists as the Phoenix (7-9, 1-2) won their Horizon League home opener after losing at Detroit and Wright State. Brennan Cougill added 10 points for Green Bay.

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NIU snaps five-game losing streak

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Aksel Bolin came off the bench for 11 points and Northern Illinois snapped a five-game losing streak, beating Miami (Ohio) 72-61 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Darrell Bowie and Abdel Springs added 10 apiece for Northern Illinois, which snapped a 13-game road losing streak against Miami.

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Bradley no match for Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Manny Arop and Justin Gant scored 13 points apiece to lead Indiana State to a 68-53 win over Bradley on Wednesday night.

Arop was 4 of 7 from the field, and Gant was 4 of 8 for the Sycamores (10-5, 3-1 Missouri Valley).

Jake Odum added 11 points, and RJ Mahurin and Dawon Cummings grabbed six rebounds apiece.

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Early's huge night leads Wichita St. over SIU

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Cleanthony Early had a hard time wrapping his head around what he accomplished Wednesday night.

Early scored 39 points - the most for a Wichita State player in over 27 years - and the No. 23 Shockers beat Southern Illinois 82-76 two days after returning to the national rankings.

Early's point total was the highest for the Shockers since All-America and future NBA star Xavier McDaniel scored 44 in 1985.

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