Miami (OH)


CHAMPAIGN -- Rayvonte Rice scored 22 points and had nine rebounds in his debut to lead Illinois to a season-opening 80-63 win over Alabama State on Friday.


Illinois coach Tim Beckman made one thing clear at his Monday press conference.

He is excited about where his team is at coming off its bye.


OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Majok Majok scored 21 points and Jesse Berry had 20 points to lead Ball State to an 82-62 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.


YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Derek Thompson scored 16 points to lead Eastern Michigan to a 65-58 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.