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.
1mThe Gophers' 6-1 record and perfect mark in Big Ten play finally got them into the top 25 in the coaches poll on Sunday. Michigan State, meanwhile, benefitted from a Notre Dame loss and reached the No. 5 spot in the country.
1mNebraska defeated Northwestern, 38-17, on Saturday in Evanston. The Huskers improved to 6-1, and the Wildcats dropped to 3-4. Here's the good, the bad and the B1G from this Big Ten Conference game.
1mLeading at the half thanks to a solid offensive and defensive first-half effort, the wheels fell off for Northwestern after the break, as the offense went silent and the defense could no longer contain Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah.
1mDrew Hare threw for 185 yards and rushed for 180 as Northern Illinois overtook Miami (Ohio) 51-41 Saturday. ISU and Eastern rattled off impressive victories while SIU struggled against Youngstown St.
1mWe know De'Mornay Pierson-El can run. But the punt-return specialist can also throw it. He pitched a touchdown pass on an awesome trick play in the second quarter Saturday vs. Northwestern.
1mJustin Jackson has vaulted from third on the depth chart to Northwestern's workhorse back, and he turned in a highlight-reel spin move en route to his second first-half touchdown in Saturday's game against Nebraska.
1mMaryland defeated Iowa, 38-31, on Saturday in College Park. The Terps improved to 5-2, and the Hawkeyes dropped to 5-2. Here's the good, the bad and the B1G from this Big Ten Conference game.