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.

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.

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.