No. 24 Illinois tops American 70-55
Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.
On Saturday night, Florida State procured a commitment from Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Scarborough, Ont./Huntington Prep), who's rated the nation's No. 24 senior in the ESPN 100.
Phil Pressey had 18 points, five assists and two steals, and Missouri held off a second-half charge by Illinois for a 78-74 victory in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Thursday night.
Meyers Leonard had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead No. 25 Illinois to a 64-60 victory over Cornell on Monday night.
D.J. Richardson scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures and Illinois (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Coppin State 80-63 on Sunday night.
Brandon Paul scored 12 points in the final four minutes Wednesday to keep Illinois (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) undefeated with a sloppy 48-43 comeback win over St. Bonaventure.
Demetri McCamey had 11 points and seven assists, and No. 20 Illinois was blistering from beyond the arc in a 73-61 defeat of Gonzaga on Saturday.
Demetri McCamey scored 23 points and had five assists to lead Illinois past No. 24 Vanderbilt 79-68.
Robbie Hummel finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds Saturday, and JaJuan Johnson had 20 points and three blocks to lead the Boilermakers past Illinois 66-56 Saturday and into the Big Ten tournament championship game.
Demetri McCamey scored 25 points and Illinois used a big second-half run to beat Wisconsin 64-57 on Saturday.
Mike Tisdale scored 15 points and Illinois (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) won its first game this season with a national ranking, holding off Ohio State 67-49 on Tuesday night.
Illinois' Mike Tisdale scored 24 points to lead Illinois to an upset of Michigan on Wednesday.
Manny Harris had 16 points and four teammates also scored in double figures for Michigan in a 74-64 victory over Illinois on Sunday that ended the Illini's seven-game winning streak.
Jerryd Bayless made six free throws in the final 31 seconds of overtime, and Arizona (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) pulled out a 78-72 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
Armon Bassett scored the go-ahead basket with less than a minute to go and Indiana forced a clinching turnover with 5 seconds remaining to preserve a 65-61 victory over Illinois on Saturday.