Friday, March 11, 2011
Posted: 1:37 p.m. Updated: 4:19 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jared Sullingerhad 20 points and 18 rebounds to help No. 1 Ohio State beatNorthwestern 67-61 in overtime on Friday in the Big Ten tournamentquarterfinals.Sullinger made all 10 of his freethrows in overtime after missing a baseline jumper that would have wonthe game as time expired in regulation. His 18 rebounds fell one shortof the tournament record set by Ohio State's Greg Oden in 2007.Aaron Craft scored 17 points, and Jon Diebler added 13 for the Buckeyes (30-2).John Shurna scored 23 points, Michael Thompson scored 15 points and Drew Crawfordhad 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (18-13). Thompson wascoming off a tournament-record 35 points in Thursday's win overMinnesota.
Boxscore Complete RecapMichigan's late rally knocks out Illinois
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Darius Morrisscored eight of his 17 points in the final eight minutes Friday,leading Michigan back from a nine-point deficit to beat Illinois 60-55in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.Wolverines coach John Beilein beatthe tourney's winningest team, won his 1,000th game as a head coach andset up a semifinal date Saturday with No. 1 Ohio State.Mike Tisdale, Demetri McCamey and Brandon Pauleach scored 10 points to lead the Fighting Illini (19-13). It's onlythe second time in 14 years that Illinois did not advance to the semis.After closing the first half on a17-4 run, the Illini didn't let Michigan (20-12) get closer than sevenuntil Morris took over late.Morris tied the score at 51 with 3:24 left, and Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 3-pointer with 1:42 left finally gave Michigan a 56-53 lead that it didn't relinquish.Boxscore Complete Recap
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College basketball is back on CSN on Saturday as two local teams will be featured in live conference matchups.
In the first matchup at 11 a.m., Eastern Illinois will host Austin Peay in an Ohio Valley Conference clash on CSN+ while the second matchup has Evansville hosting Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference game at 1 p.m. on CSN.
Eastern Illinois (9-8, 1-3) is coming off of a conference loss to Murray State. Junior guard Montell Goodwin leads the charge for the Panthers as he's averaging 14.8 points per game on the season. Austin Peay (5-13, 1-3) just earned a tight win over SIU-Edwardsville to help end an 11-game losing streak. Junior Josh Robinson is having a strong season despite the losing as he's averaging 21.2 points per game for the Governors.
The second game will be on the main CSN at 1 p.m. as Southern Illinois (10-8, 3-2) tries to bounce back from a loss to Bradley. The Salukis are led by sophomore guard Armon Fletcher as the Edwardsville product leads the team at 13.7 points per game.
Evansville (10-8, 1-4) is coming off of three consecutive losses as the Purple Aces are trying to figure things out at home. Senior Jaylon Brown has been one of the Valley's premier scorers this season as he's putting up 20.9 points per contest.
Missouri Valley Conference basketball is back on CSN on Wednesday as a doubleheader begins at 6 p.m.
In the first game, Loyola will travel to Wichita State to face the Shockers in a 6 p.m. tip while the second game features Northern Iowa traveling to Bradley in a game that tips at 8 p.m.
Loyola (12-5, 2-2) has won two straight games as Chicago products Milton Doyle (Marshall) and Donte Ingram (Simeon) are both playing well. Doyle barely missed a triple-double in a win over Northern Iowa and followed that up with a career-high 35 points in a win over Bradley. Ingram has returned from a knee injury to give the Ramblers a boost as he had 25 in the win over Northern Iowa.
Wichita State (14-3, 4-0) has won five straight as they once again look like one of the Valley's best teams. Junior forward Darral Willis Jr. leads the Shockers in scoring at 12.1 points per game while sophomore Markis McDuffie is putting up 11.8 points per game.
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The second game of the doubleheader features Northern Iowa taking on Bradley. The Panthers (5-10, 0-4) have dropped five straight games as they're struggling to find help for senior guard Jeremy Morgan.
Bradley (7-10, 2-2) is coming off of a home loss to Loyola but they've had a solid bounceback season in head coach Brian Wardle's second year. The Braves only won five games all of last season as the roster has been revamped for this season.
Freshman guard Darrell Brown paces the Bradley offense at 12.2 points per game while junior forward JoJo McGlaston is putting up 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.