RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) T.J. Warren scored 22 points to help North Carolina State beat Northwestern 69-48 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Ralston Turner added 13 points for the Wolfpack (5-2), who led nearly all night and by as many as 23 points after halftime. N.C. State shot 46 percent to win its third straight overall, while the win against Northwestern (4-5) stopped a five-game losing streak in the annual interconference matchup.
Warren had 16 points by the break and flirted with his third straight 30-point outing before cooling off after halftime. But he got plenty of help, led by freshman Lennard Freeman posting season-highs with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Drew Crawford scored 17 to lead the Wildcats and first-year coach Chris Collins, who was making a return to the region after spending the past 13 years as an assistant to Duke's Mike Krzyzewski in nearby Durham.
IUPUI holds on late, beats Bradley, 72-66
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Ian Chiles and Khufu Najee combined to score 39 points as Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis held off a late rally from Bradley to score a 72-66 win Wednesday night.
The Jaguars (2-7) held a 13-point lead at intermission, but saw it all-but evaporate in the second half. Bradley cut the lead to a field goal, 58-56 after Tyshon Pickett's layup with 2:42 left.
Najee converted a pair of free throws, then fed Justus Stanback for a dunk to extend the lead to six, 62-56. Chiles' three-point play with :42 left made it a 10-point lead.
Chiles finished with 20 points while Najee added 19. Donovan Gibbs added 13 points off the bench.
Omari Grier led the Braves (5-3) with 17 points while Walt Lemon, Jr. added 13 and Auston Barnes 11. Bradley converted just 21 of 67 field goal attempts in the game.
Illinois State downs Chicago State 75-56
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Daishon Knight scored 15 points Wednesday night and Illinois State rallied in the second half to roll over Chicago State 75-56.
Reggie Lynch scored 14 points for Illinois State (4-4), Bobby Hunter added 12, including a perfect 4 for 4 from the free-throw line, and the Redbirds outshot Chicago State (3-5) 47.2 percent from the field to 30.9 percent.
Quinton Pippen scored a game-high 16 points and three 3-pointers for the Cougars, Nate Duhon scored 13 and grabbed nine rebounds, and Matt Ross added 11 and hauled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
SMU beats Illinois-Chicago 73-65
CHICAGO (AP) Following a 73-65 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night, Southern Methodist University head coach and Hall of Fame member Larry Brown took issue with the NCAA's new, stringent defensive rules.
"If Allen Iverson played today, he'd average 3,000 points," Brown said. "I understand the intent of this rule, but there's no flow to basketball anymore."
Nic Moore scored 20 points and dished out seven assists to lead SMU over UIC in the first-ever meeting between the programs.