Illinois goes up against seventh-ranked Villanova tonight in the Jimmy V. Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Fighting Illini remain 25th in this week's "USA Today" Coaches Poll. Illinois beat American 70-55 on Saturday to improve to 6-and-1. The Wildcats are 8-and-0.
>>Miami (FL) Pounds Savannah State
Angel Rodriguez and Manu Lecomte each made four 3-pointers as No. 20 Miami-Florida handled overmatched Savannah State, 70-39, on Monday night.
Rodriguez finished with 17 points, while Lecomte and Sheldon McClellan added 15 apiece for the Hurricanes (9-1), who made better than half their shots (21- of-41) after shooting at a 32.8 percent clip in Saturday's loss to Green Bay.
Demarcus Bryant netted nine points on the strength of three 3-pointers, but the Tigers (3-7) could not overcome Miami's hot shooting and a 19-2 discrepancy in made free throws.