Ryan Young’s putback with 2.7 seconds left gave Northwestern a 79-78 win over Nebraska in a regular-season finale on Sunday.
LET'S GO! The Ramblers will be making their seventh NCAAs appearance and first since the 2018 team reached the Final Four as a No. 11 seed.
Tyler Hoosman ran for 63 yards and his 13-yard touchdown run with 3:24 left helped seal No. 3-ranked Northern Iowa’s 20-10 win over 15th-ranked Illinois State on Saturday.
Ayo Dosunmu returned after missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries to score 19 points, and No. 4 Illinois rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 73-68.
Trendon Hankerson had a career-high 27 points as Northern Illinois snapped its seven-game losing streak, edging past Central Michigan 79-74 on Friday.
Freshman Jacob Hutson had 13 points and Lucas Williamson and Braden Norris each added 11 and No. 20 Loyola earned a 73-49 win over Southern Illinois on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
No. 7 Ohio State is searching for answers to its perplexing February fade as No. 4 Illinois comes to town for the regular-season finale Saturday ahead of what promises to be an arduous Big Ten tournament.
Andre Curbelo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half, and No. 4 Illinois dismantled No. 2 Michigan with a smothering defensive performance, routing the Wolverines 76-53 on Tuesday night.
B. Artis White had 15 points to lead five Western Michigan players in double figures as the Broncos topped Northern Illinois 73-63 on Tuesday night.
Upe Atosu scored 22 points and Butler had its best offense game of the season to shock No. 25 DePaul 86-81 on Monday to wrap up the regular season.
The second-ranked Wolverines host fourth-ranked Illinois on Tuesday night in the next marquee matchup of this Big Ten season.
Veronica Burton scored 15 points and Lindsey Pulliam added 13 for Northwestern (13-6, 11-6).
No. 23 Missouri State beat Loyola Chicago 64-50 to set a program record for its best start in Missouri Valley Conference play.
The seventh-ranked Redbirds built a 17-0 lead before South Dakota's defense triggered Illinois State's implosion.
Lexi Held scored 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting and No. 24 DePaul regained its shooting touch with a 75-49 win to end a two-game losing streak.
Illinois was playing without All-American candidate Ayo Dosunmu, who missed a second straight game after breaking his nose during a loss at Michigan State.
Marquise Kennedy scored 16 points, and No. 21 Loyola Chicago hung on to beat Southern Illinois 60-52 on Friday night.
The Wolverines push for a Big Ten title and the top seed in NCAA Tournament takes them to Bloomington, where Indiana is in a must-win situation.
Michael Akuchie had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead five Youngstown State players in double figures as the Penguins beat Illinois-Chicago 74-58 in the Horizon League Tourney on Thursday night. Naz Bohannon added 15 points for the Penguins. Darius Quisenberry chipped in 12, Shemar Rathan-Mayes scored 10 and Garrett Covington had 10. Bohannon also had six assists.
Kofi Cockburn scored 24 points, freshman Adam Miller added 18 and No. 5 Illinois beat Nebraska 86-70 on Thursday night.