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ISU Tops Youngstown State; NCAA Basketball Recaps

 width=>>ISU Downs Youngstown State in Overtime

Deontae Hawkins scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift Illinois State to an 85-73 overtime victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.

DJ Cole scored to pull Youngstown State within 74-73 with 2:14 left in overtime before Illinois State surged on an 11-0 run to win it.

Bobby Hunter scored 20 points, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 7 of his 18 points in overtime, and Reggie Lynch had 10 points and seven blocks for Illinois State (3-2).

Hawkins made two free throws to give the Redbirds a 65-64 lead with 34 seconds left in regulation. Cole made 1 of 2 free throws to tie it at 65 with 21 seconds to go. Hawkins had a turnover, but Marcus Keene couldn't connect on a 3 at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

Keene scored a career-high 29 points to lead Youngstown State (4-4).

It was the first meeting between the schools.

>>St. Louis Comes Back To Beat Bradley

Austin McBroom nailed a 3-point jumper with 7.4 seconds remaining to give Saint Louis a 60-57 victory over Bradley in the consolation game of the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic on Saturday.

Warren Jones had a chance to tie but his 3-point attempt was off the mark.

Bradley led throughout the first half and was ahead 34-27 at the break.

The Billikens, who outscored Bradley 33-23 in the final period, took their first lead when Milik Yarbrough split a pair of free throws with 8:48 left in the game. Yarbrough followed with a layup and McBroom nailed a 3-point jumper for a 51-47 advantage at the 6:01 mark.

McBroom led all scorers with a career-high 26 points, making 6 of 9 from beyond the arc. Yarbrough and Brett Jolly had 10 each for Saint Louis (4-2).

Jones had 17 points, Auston Barnes add 12 and Josh Cunningham had 11 for Bradley (2-4).

>>ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview

(Undated) -- The ACC-Big Ten Challenge tips off tonight. The action starts with Nebraska at Florida State and Rutgers at Clemson. There are 14 games total. Tuesday night's matchups are highlighted with Michigan welcoming Syracuse to Ann Arbor in a Final Four rematch from two seasons ago and Ohio State hitting the road to face Louisville. The marquee contest is Duke and Wisconsin on Wednesday. The same night Michigan State travels to South Bend to face Notre Dame, North Carolina hosts Iowa and Virginia and Maryland renew acquaintances in College Park. The two conference have tied the last two seasons, but the Big Ten won the three before that. The ACC won the first 10 times the conferences squared off.

 width=>>Kansas Outlasts Michigan State in Early Season Heavyweight Battle

Perry Ellis had 17 points and nine rebounds as No. 11 Kansas defeated 20th-ranked Michigan State 61-56 on Sunday in the championship game of the Orlando Classic.

The Spartans missed eight straight tries from beyond the arc after starting 5- of-7 before Travis Trice pulled up from the left wing in transition and nailed a 3-pointer to pull them within 59-56 with 1:36 remaining.

Frank Mason III turned the ball over at the other end, but Branden Dawson was off the mark on a jumper and then failed to convert a left-handed layup after corralling his own miss.

Jamari Traylor made two free throws with 30 seconds left and Trice was unable to connect from deep down the other end of the floor to seal the outcome.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk netted 11 points, while Mason added 10 points, 10 boards and five assists for the Jayhawks (5-1), who beat Michigan State for the first time since 2003.
Kansas has won four straight since its 72-40 loss to Kentucky on Nov. 18.

Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice scored 14 points apiece for Michigan State (5-2), which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

 width=>>Texas Tops UConn on Last Second FG

Jonathan Holmes drained a 3-pointer from the left corner with 2.2 seconds remaining to lift
seventh-ranked Texas to a 55-54 victory over No. 24 Connecticut on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.

Ryan Boatright missed the second of two free throws with 15 seconds to play, leaving Connecticut with a 54-52 lead. After a timeout by each team with 4.4 seconds left, Boatright couldn't fight through a screen on the inbounds pass and fell to the floor, leaving Holmes wide open in the corner for his winning shot.

The Huskies, without another timeout, were unable to get a shot away before time expired and suffered their second straight loss.

Holmes scored 13 points for the Longhorns (6-0), who played their first true road game of the season. DeMarcus Holland and Javan Felix each finished with 10 points in the victory.

Boatright, who had to be helped off the floor after the game, scored 24 to lead Connecticut (3-2), which hadn't played since a loss to West Virginia last Sunday in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tip-off.

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#1 Kentucky Wildcats 58, Providence Friars 38
#2 Duke Blue Devils 93, Army Black Knights 73
#11 Villanova Wildcats 78, Delaware Blue Hens 47

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