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>> Illini Fall In OT At Minnesota

Chip Armelin scored a season-high 14 points, and Austin Hollins highlighted a whirlwind comeback in the final minutes to finish with 14 points as Minnesota defeated Illinois 77-72 in overtime Saturday.

Andre Hollins matched his namesake's energy and production down the stretch - they're not related - and had 14 points to help the Gophers (16-6, 4-5 Big Ten) prevail despite shooting only 18 for 29 from the free-throw line after halftime.

Brandon Paul had 22 of his 28 points after the break for the Illini (15-6, 4-4), who surged ahead on a series of slick layups by Paul. But Meyers Leonard, who finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, committed a costly fifth foul with 4 seconds left to give Austin Hollins a 3-point play that tied the game.

>> ISU Pounds SIU

Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 11 rebounds Saturday as Illinois State beat Southern Illinois 60-40.

John Wilkins scored 10 points and matched Carmichael with 11 boards - tying Wilkins' career high - for the Redbirds (14-8, 6-5 Missouri Valley). Carmichael and Wilkins each blocked three SIU shots.

ISU led 26-17 at halftime and ran off 16 straight points during a 9-minute stretch in the second half to put it out of reach.

Jeff Early and Taylor Diamond had 10 points to lead the Salukis (7-15, 4-7), who shot 30% from the field.

The 40 points is a season low for SIU. The Salukis scored 42 at Wichita State a week ago.

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  (ESPN/"USA Today" Rankings)
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#3 Ohio State Buckeyes 64, #22 Michigan Wolverines 49
#8 North Carolina Tar Heels 93, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 81
#17 Indiana Hoosiers 103, Iowa Hawkeyes 89
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 50, #19 Connecticut Huskies 48

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