Jim Harbaugh's introduction at halftime was the big news, but Ricky Doyle helped make it an even happier homecoming for the new Michigan football coach, scoring the Wolverines' last seven points in regulation to force overtime and Michigan beat Illinois, 73-65, on Tuesday.
Harbaugh received the biggest cheers during the game, but Aubrey Dawkins stole the show, scoring 17 of his game-high 20 points after halftime. Dawkins' previous career-high was five points. Caris LeVert turned in his usual solid effort with 17 points and Doyle finished with 13 for Michigan (8-5 overall, 1-0 Big Ten).
Malcolm Hill scored 19 as the only player to finish in double digits for Illinois (10-4, 0-1). Rayvonte Rice chipped in eight points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and both Jaylon Tate and Aaron Cosby came off the bench to score seven points.
NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#3 Virginia Cavaliers 83, Davidson Wildcats 72
#6 Louisville Cardinals 63, Long Beach State 49ers 48
#11 Maryland Terrapins 68, Michigan State Spartans 66 (2OT)
#12 Utah Utes 85, Carroll (MT) Fighting Saints 49
#13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 87, Hartford Hawks 60
#14 Kansas Jayhawks 78, Kent State Golden Flashes 62
#15 West Virginia Mountaineers 82, Virginia Tech Hokies 51
Iowa Hawkeyes 71, #18 Ohio State Buckeyes 65
#20 North Carolina Tar Heels 86, William & Mary Tribe 64
#22 Baylor Bears 92, Norfolk State Spartans 51