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 width=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.

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