Christian Thomas and Milton Doyle each scored 21 points as Loyola beat McKendree, 78-68, on Monday evening. Meanwhile, UIC defeated Western Illinois, 67-64.
It wasn't the ideal start for DePaul but they'll take the win of the UIC Flames to kick off their 2014 season.
It's not common for former commitments to ultimately sign with their old school, but both Illinois and DePaul were able to secure LOI's in just that scenario.
3wOhio State's J.T. Barrett and Michigan State's Connor Cook were named semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award on Tuesday, the two Big Ten representatives on a list of 16 collegiate signal-callers.
3wIndiana head coach Tom Crean announced a trio of four-game suspensions for sophomore Troy Williams, sophomore Stanford Robinson and freshman Emmitt Holt in the wake of drug- and alcohol-related incidents.
3wOhio State defensive end Joey Bosa, Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun and Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff were named as semifinalists for the Lombardi Award on Monday. Those Big Ten players made up a quarter of the list.
3wThe Big Ten announced a public reprimand of Maryland head coach Randy Edsall and a one-game suspension of Stefon Diggs following displays of poor sportsmanship from the Terps ahead of this past weekend's game against Penn State.
3wWisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky was named to the AP's preseason All-American team on Monday, one of four players to make the team and the only Big Ten player recognized.
3wMichigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin keep on winning and are establishing themselves as the upper tier of the Big Ten. It means there's a big gap between those four teams and the rest of the conference.
3wThere's a silver lining for Notre Dame heading into Tempe on Saturday: The two teams Arizona State faced leading up to this weekend could wind up negating that post-Navy hangover.