>>Illinois State Cruises Past IPFW
Daishon Knight scored 12 points and Illinois State cruised past IPFW 68-43 on Monday.
Illinois State (7-4) ran out to a 9-1 lead after 3 ½ minutes - including a 3-pointer by Knight - and a 10-2 run midway through the half pushed the lead to double digits as the Redbirds built a 37-17 advantage at the break.
The lead reached 30 points six minutes into the second half after an 11-0 run and Illinois State cruised to the win.
Bobby Hunter added 11 points and MiKyle McIntosh had 10 points. Illinois State shot 46 percent from the floor, held a 42-35 advantage on the boards and blocked seven shots, including four by Reggie Lynch.
IPFW (6-5) was paced by Joe Reed's 12 points, the only Mastodon in double figures. They were just 12 of 42 (29 percent) from the floor and 2 of 14 from beyond the arc.
>>Arkansas-Little Rock Downs Bradley
Roger Woods scored 17 points to lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a 64-54 win over Bradley on Monday in the consolation game of the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic.
Ben Dillard had 14 points for Arkansas-Little Rock (5-5) and J.T. Thomas added 11.
James White hit two free throws with 5:27 left to give Arkansas-Little Rock a 57-42 lead. Then Bradley went on a 9-0 run to get within 57-51 with 1:40 left. But Arkansas-Little Rock made 7 of 10 free throws in the final 1:15 to seal it.
Arkansas-Little Rock did not hit a field goal in the final seven minutes of the game.
Omari Grier led Bradley (4-8) with 16 points and Tramique Sutherland added 13.
Bradley controlled the glass by a 50-33 margin, with 25 offensive rebounds, but only converted 18 of its 63 field goals. Arkansas-Little Rock made 17 of its 43 attempts, including 8 of 22 3-pointers.
>>Temple Shocks #10 Kansas
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Will Cummings and Quenton DeCosey combined for 37 points as Temple upset 10th-ranked Kansas 77-52 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Owls added to a 10-point first half lead with a dominant second half to pull off the shocker. Frank Mason the Third led the Jayhawks with 20 points in defeat. Perry Ellis was just 1-of-10 from the field for five points as KU fell to 9-and-2. It is the 8-and-4 Owls first win over a ranked opponent this season.
>>Kentucky Maintains Top Spot In Coaches' Poll
(Undated) -- Kentucky remains the top team in men's college basketball. The 12-and-0 Wildcats received 30 of the 32 first-place votes to retain the number-one spot in this week's "USA Today" Coaches Poll. The top-11 went unchanged. Duke is still second, followed by Arizona, Louisville and Virginia. Wisconsin, Villanova, Gonzaga, Texas and Kansas round out the top-10. Miami, Michigan State and Butler all dropped out of the rankings, while Baylor, Northern Iowa and Colorado State jumped in.
NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#6 Wisconsin Badgers 68, California Golden Bears 56
#11 Wichita State Shockers 80, Loyola Marymount Lions 53 (Diamond Head Classic at Honolulu, HI)
#13 Washington Huskies 66, Tulane Green Wave 57
#16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 91, Northern Illinois Huskies 66
#17 West Virginia Mountaineers 77, Wofford Terriers 44
#18 Ohio State Buckeyes 93, Miami (OH) Redhawks 55
#19 St. John's Red Storm 66, Long Beach State 49ers 49
#20 Oklahoma Sooners 85, Weber State Wildcats 51
#23 San Diego State Aztecs 61, UC Riverside Highlanders 33
#22 Baylor Bears 70, Southern Jaguars 66
#25 Colorado State Rams 75, Charleston Southern Buccaneers 54