Illinois No Match For Michigan, College Roundup


Published on March 5 2014 6:25 am
Last Updated on March 5 2014 6:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

Illinois No Match For Michigan

(Champaign, IL) -- Rayvonte Rice had 16 points and nine rebounds but Illinois fell 84-53 to Michigan yesterday at the State Farm Center. The Wolverines clinched the Big Ten regular season title. Kendrick Nunn had 14 points as Illinois fell to 17-13. The Illini play at Iowa on Saturday.

No. 1 Gators Rout South Carolina In Road Finale

(Columbia, SC) -- Michael Frazier the Second made a school-record 11 three-pointers en route to a career-high 37 points as top-ranked Florida crushed South Carolina 72-46 in its road finale in Columbia. The Gators has won 22 in-a-row to improve to 28-2 on the season and 17-0 in the SEC. They close out the regular season on Saturday at home against 24th-ranked Kentucky.

Georgetown Upends Creighton In DC

(Washington, DC) -- D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Georgetown in a 75-63 upset win over 13th-ranked Creighton in DC. Markel Starks added 17 points for the Hoyas, who improved to 17-12 with an 8-and-9 Big East record. Doug McDermott led the Bluejays with 22 points and 12 rebounds while Grant Gibbs poured in 17 points in defeat. Creighton dropped to 23-and-6 with a 13-4 conference record.

Syracuse Falls To Georgia Tech

(Syracuse, NY) -- Syracuse dropped its fourth in five games last night with a 67-62 loss against Georgia Tech at the Carrier Dome. C.J. Fair dropped a game high 28 points, while Tyler Ennis added 18. Rakeem Christmas grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and blocked four shots for the Orange. Syracuse falls to 13-4 in the Atlantic Coach Conference and will take on the Seminoles on Sunday to close out the regular season.

Baylor Upsets ISU In Waco

(Waco, TX) -- DeAndre Kane had 20 points but it was not enough as 17th-ranked Iowa State lost 74-61 at Baylor last night. Dustin Hogue chimed in with 12 points as the Cyclones fell to 22-7 and is 10-7 in the Big 12. ISU hosts Oklahoma State Saturday in the regular-season finale.

College Basketball Roundup

UIC suffered a 73-63 loss on the road at Valparaiso last night. Northern Illinois also fell on the road, losing 61-56 at Western Michigan. Thursday, Northwestern plays host to Penn State while DePaul welcomes Butler to Rosemont.

Tuesday, March 4 Scoreboard

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

#1 Florida Gators 72, South Carolina Gamecocks 46

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 67, #7 Syracuse Orange 62

#12 Michigan Wolverines 84, Illinois Fighting Illini 53

Georgetown Hoyas 75, #13 Creighton Bluejays 63

Baylor Bears 74, #17 Iowa State Cyclones 61

#24 Kentucky Wildcats 55, Alabama Crimson Tide 48

Wednesday, March 5 Schedule (All Times Central)

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

10:00 p.m. - #3 Arizona Wildcats at Oregon State Beavers

6:00 p.m. - #4 Duke Blue Devils at Wake Forest Demon Deacons

7:00 p.m. - #8 Kansas Jayhawks host Texas Tech Red Raiders

6:00 p.m. - #9 Louisville Cardinals at #18 SMU Mustangs

10:05 p.m. - #10 San Diego State Aztecs at UNLV Rebels

8:00 p.m. - #11 Wisconsin Badgers host Purdue Boilermakers

8:00 p.m. - #16 Saint Louis Billikens host Dayton Flyers

8:00 p.m. - #21 New Mexico Lobos host Air Force Falcons

8:00 p.m. - #23 Oklahoma Sooners host West Virginia Mountaineers