Northern Iowa pulled off the biggest upset of the year so far in college basketball as they took down No. 1 North Carolina in Cedar Falls.
The Huskies held off a pesky Broncos squad on Wednesday night as Northern Illinois captured a 27-19 win in DeKalb.
Freshman Ryan Graham had 268 total yards and two touchdowns in his first career start, and Northern Illinois beat Buffalo, 41-30, on Wednesday night for the Huskies' fifth straight victory.
1dNot even nine hours before Northwestern and North Carolina tipped off on Monday night in Kansas City, the Tar Heels were the No. 1 team in the country. So for the Cats, commend a strong first half and acknowledge what was perhaps an expected result: a 80-69 win for North...
1dThe Illini had never lost to the Cougars and had never started a season 1-4, but it looked like both firsts were going to be reached Monday. But Jalen Coleman-Lands allowed the Illini to escape by the skin of their teeth, hitting a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to...
1dTom Crean's team — fresh off a No. 13 ranking in Monday's AP top 25 — kicked off its trip to Maui by allowing Wake Forest to shoot 51 percent from the field, falling to the Demon Deacons, 82-78, on Monday.
1dEzekiel Elliott made waves after Saturday's loss to Michigan State when he blasted Ohio State coaches for their play-calling and not getting him the ball more. Two days after the heat of the moment, Elliott apologized.
1dTwo of the top three teams in the country hail from the Big Ten. Maryland moved up a spot from No. 3 to No. 2, and Michigan State jumped up 10 spots from No. 13 to No. 3 when the latest AP top-25 rankings were released Monday afternoon.
1dAfter taking down Ohio State, Michigan State is back near the top of the power rankings and a win away from meeting still-undefeated and new Big Ten king Iowa in the conference title game.
2dIt was a weekend filled with surprising defeats for Big Ten teams as Illinois lost to Chattanooga, Michigan lost to Xavier, Ohio State lost to UT-Arlington, Wisconsin lost to Georgetown, Penn State lost to Duquesne and Minnesota lost to Texas Tech.