NCAA Hoops: McCamey leads Illini over Michigan

NCAA Hoops: McCamey leads Illini over Michigan

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
9:40 p.m.

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Demetri McCamey scored 18 and Illinois held off a late Michigan charge for a 54-52 win Wednesday.Bill Cole hit a free throw with 14 seconds to play to give Illinois the two-point edge. The Wolverines then missed a pair of shots at the other end, the last a desperation one-handed heave by Stu Douglass that hit the rim at the buzzer.The win keeps Illini (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) hopes for an NCAA tournament spot alive. For Michigan (16-11, 6-8), the loss ended a three-game winning streak that had the Wolverines thinking March Madness might be in reach for them, too.Mike Tisdale added 12 for Illinois, which led 32-22 at halftime.Jordan Morgan led Michigan with 12 points. Darius Morris had 11 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 10.Complete Recap, Box Score

Creighton crushes Illinois State 75-59

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Doug McDermott scored 18 points to lead Creighton past Illinois State 75-59 on Wednesday night.Josh Jones added a career-high 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Bluejays (17-11, 9-7 Missouri Valley). Creighton shot 62.8 percent from the field, and went 56 percent (10 for 18) from 3-point range. Jones had three 3-pointers.McDermott was 7 for 11 from the field and had a team-high six rebounds for Creighton, which used a 14-0 run that ended in the first minute of the second half to take a 37-25 lead. Antoine Young added 11 points.Austin Hill scored a career-high 27 points for Illinois State (11-16, 3-13). Justin Clark added 12 points for the Redbirds, playing without leading scorer Jackie Carmichael, who did not make the trip due to illness.
Box ScoreLoyola downs UIC in OTCHICAGO (AP) Courtney Stanley's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Loyola of Chicago a 67-66 overtime victory over Illinois-Chicago Wednesday night.Dipanjot Singh had given the Flames a 66-64 lead with 6 seconds remaining before Terrance Hill passed to Stanley for the game-winner.Hill made a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 59. Neither team led by more than two points in the extra period. Geoff McCammon made a 3-pointer to put Loyola in front 62-61, but Paris Carter's dunk restored UIC's lead.McCammon scored 23 points, including 5-of-5 3-point shooting, to lead the Ramblers (15-12, 6-10 Horizon League). Hill had 16 points and Stanley scored 13.Paul Carter had 19 points for the Flames (7-21, 2-14) and Paris Carter had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Box ScoreIndiana St. defeats Southern Illinois 77-72CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Jake Odum scored 16 points and Indiana State weathered a game-opening drought lasting 8:12 to beat Southern Illinois 77-72 on Wednesday night.Odum made just two baskets but went 12-for-12 from the line as the Sycamores (15-12, 10-6 Missouri Valley) won their third in a row. Dwayne Lathan scored 11 points.The Salukis (11-16, 5-11) were led by Carlton Fay, whose 24 points included five 3-pointers. Kendal Brown-Surles and Diamond Taylor scored 12 points apiece and Mamadou Seck grabbed 11 rebounds for Southern Illinois, which has lost seven of eight.The Salukis led 12-0 before Jordan Printy got Indiana State on the board with a 3-pointer with 11:48 left in the first half.After the Salukis went up 15-9, the Sycamores rattled off the next nine points for an 18-15 lead with 5:16 left in the first half and never trailed again.
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Wednesday on CSN: Illinois State and Loyola host in Valley doubleheader

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Wednesday on CSN: Illinois State and Loyola host in Valley doubleheader

The Missouri Valley Conference returns to CSN with live college hoops action on Wednesday night.

Looking to make a push for the NCAA tournament, Illinois State hosts Southern Illinois at 6 p.m. live on CSN. Then at 7 p.m. on CSN+, Loyola will host Drake in another Valley contest.

The Redbirds (23-5, 15-1) have won four straight games as they are co-leaders of the conference with Wichita State. Senior Deontae Hawkins leads Illinois State in scoring at 14.6 points per game.

Southern Illinois (15-14, 8-8) won on the road at Indiana State to snap a three-game losing streak as they're hoping for a better result after losing to Illinois State at home by seven earlier this season. Senior point guard Mike Rodriguez leads the Salukis in points and assists at 13.0 points and 4.1 assists per game.

In the second game, Loyola is trying to make a move up the conference standings as they host Drake.

The Ramblers (17-12, 7-9) lost to the Bulldogs on the road earlier this season as they enter this one having lost five of six games. Loyola is led by senior Milton Doyle as he leads the Ramblers in points and assists at 15.6 points and 4.3 assists per contest. 

Drake (7-21, 5-11) has lost seven straight games but they did get the best of the Ramblers in that 102-98 thriller earlier this season. The Bulldogs do have a talented junior in Reed Timmer as he's putting up 15.6 points per game.

Both of these games are important for Missouri Valley Conference tournament seeding purposes as Arch Madness begins on Thursday, March 2.

You can catch Thursday and Friday's MVC Tournament action live on CSN on March 2 and March 3.

Tuesday on CSN+: UIC hosts Green Bay

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Tuesday on CSN+: UIC hosts Green Bay

College hoops returns to CSN on Tuesday with some local action as UIC hosts Green Bay. You can watch this Horizon League matchup live on CSN+ at 7 p.m.

The Flames (14-14, 7-8) are coming off of a loss to Oakland as they try to make one more push up the conference standings. Junior big man Tai Odiase leads UIC at 11.3 points per game as the former Homewood-Flossmoor product is also a solid rim protector.

Green Bay (16-11, 10-5) is still fighting for one of the conference's top spots as they're coming off of a win over Milwaukee. The Phoenix already own a four-point win over UIC this season at home in a close game.

Senior guard Charles Cooper is averaging 13.0 points per game as he's been one of the better guards in the conference this season.