UCLA knocks Northwestern out of March Madness
The seventh-seeded Wildcats (22-11) previously made it to the Big Dance in 2017.
Northwestern beats Boise State 75-67 in March Madness
Boo Buie scored 22 points to lead Northwestern to a win in the school’s second appearance ever in the NCAA Tournament, 75-67 over Boise State on Thursday.
Arkansas holds off Illinois 73-63 with big defensive effort
Ricky Council IV scored 18 points and Arkansas survived some anxious moments in the second half against an Illinois team that wouldn't go away, holding on to beat the Illini 73-63 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
Mississippi State women win First Four game over Illinois
Jessika Carter had 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, Anastasia Hayes added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Mississippi State beat Illinois 70-56 on Wednesday night to begin the NCAA Tournament in a First Four game.
March Madness 2023: Alabama, Houston, Kansas, Purdue named 1 seeds heading into tourney
This year’s March Madness frontrunners are anything but perfect, but the presence of these teams at the top of the bracket could make for precisely what the NCAA wants its tournament to be – a perfectly unpredictable mess.
Northwestern to play in first NCAA tournament since 2017, Illinois to face Arkansas
The Wildcats are the number 7 seed and will play Boise State in Sacramento on Thursday.
No. 10 seed Penn St. reaches semis, beats Northwestern 67-65
Seth Lundy scored 16 points, Jalen Pickett had 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 10 seed Penn State beat second-seeded Northwestern 67-65 in overtime on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
DePaul edges Seton Hall in wild finish 66-65
Umoja Gibson made three free throws with 3.9 seconds left and Nick Ongenda blocked a layup at the buzzer to give DePaul a 66-65 win over Seton Hall on Wednesday in the first round of the Big East Tournament.
Barnhizer sparks Northwestern to 65-53 victory over Rutgers
Sophomore guard Brooks Barnhizer came off the bench to score 16 points and grab 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, leading Northwestern to a 65-53 victory over Rutgers on Sunday night for a school-record 12th Big Ten Conference win.
No. 5 Purdue tops Illinois 76-71
With victories over Wisconsin and Illinois, Purdue should remain in the top 5 heading into the Big Ten Tournament.
No. 11 Villanova women escape DePaul upset bid
DePaul shot 1 for 7 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and were 6 for 16 overall.
Sheldon Edwards' 25 lead Loyola Chicago past La Salle 76-73
The Ramblers' Tom Welch made 1 of 2 foul shots with six seconds left to keep the door open for La Salle.
Illinois holds off Michigan 91-87 in double overtime
Matthew Mayer scored 24 points, Terrence Shannon Jr. added 21 and Illinois held off Michigan 91-87 in double overtime on Thursday night.
No. 14 UConn routs DePaul 88-59 in Huskies’ final home game
Adama Sanogo scored 26 points to lead five Connecticut players in double figures and the Huskies closed out their home schedule in emphatic style Wednesday night with an 88-59 win over DePaul.
Rutgers edges Northwestern in Big Ten women’s tournament
Kaylene Smikle scored 26 points, Chyna Cornwell had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Rutgers edged Northwestern 63-59 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday.
Jones scores 21, Buffalo defeats Northern Illinois 85-75
Curtis Jones had 21 points in Buffalo’s 85-75 victory over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night.
Sister Jean's first book to be released Tuesday
The 103-year-old nun who is credited with praying the Loyola men’s basketball team into the 2018 Final Four has written her first book.
Southern Illinois wins 68-65 against UIC
Marcus Domask added 16 points while going 7 of 23 (1 for 3 from distance), and he also had five rebounds. Trent Brown finished 2 of 4 from 3-point range to finish with eight points.
Seneca Knight scores 26 as Illinois State downs Evansville 72-53
Illinois State outscored Evansville by 16 points over the final half, while Knight led the way with a team-high 13 second-half points.
Jimerson scores 21, Saint Louis beats Loyola Chicago 81-62
The Ramblers (9-19, 3-13) were led in scoring by Philip Alston, who finished with 15 points. Ben Schwieger added 12 points and seven rebounds for Loyola Chicago.