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Illinois State Tops Missouri State; Illinois Falls At Nebraska

>>Nebraska Wins Ugly Game With Illinois

 width=Terran Petteway scored 18 points and Nebraska built an 11-point lead midway through the second half and held off Illinois 53-43 on Sunday night.

Nebraska (10-6, 2-2 Big Ten) made four of four free throws in the final two minutes to seal the win. The Huskers shot and made just one free throw in the first 38 minutes of the game.

Illinois (11-6, 1-3) cut the Nebraska lead to six late in the game but struggled to hit shots. The Fightin' Illini made just 15 of 55 and didn't have a basket after the 3:14 mark until Aaron Cosby's short jumper with :14 left.

Nebraska took the first double-digit lead of the game on Petteway's 3-pointer with 16:48 left that put the Huskers up 34-24 with 16:48 remaining. But Illinois' Kendrick Nunn countered with a 3 on the Ilini's next possession.

 width=>>Illinois State Tops Missouri State

Bobby Hunter hit 7 of 8 shots, including three 3-pointers, to score 17 points off the bench and lead Illinois State to a 69-55 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

Hunter had 12 points and MiKyle McIntosh had all 11 of his points as the Redbirds (10-6, 2-2 Missouri Valley) raced to a 49-27 lead at the half.

The Bears (8-8, 2-2) never got closer than 14 in the second half. Tyler McCullough was the leading scorer with 12 points and Marcus Marshall added 11.

With Hunter going 3 of 4 behind the arc, Illinois State was 9 of 15 but the Redbirds were only 11 of 35 from inside the line. Missouri State made just 1 of 13 treys and shot 36 percent for the game. The Bears were also outrebounded 39-29.

>>Rutgers Upests Wisconsin

Myles Mack had 21 points, Kadeem Jack scored 20 and Rutgers shocked No. 4 Wisconsin 67-62 on Sunday.

It was the first win over a top-five team in Rutgers history.

The Scarlet Knights (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten) outscored the short-handed Badgers (15-2, 3-1) by a 44-27 margin in the second half for the program's first win over a ranked team in more than two years.

Wisconsin played without leading scorer Frank Kaminsky because of a concussion and finished the game without point guard Traevon Jackson, who appeared to suffer an injury when he landed on Mack's foot while trying to block a 3-point shot in the second half.

In their absence, Nigel Hayes and Sam Dekker scored 15 points each to lead the Badgers and Bronson Keonig had 12.

>>North Carolina State Upsets Duke

PNC Arena hasn't been kind to Duke since 2010.

The Blue Devils were 1-3 in their past four games at North Carolina State's home court entering Sunday's ACC clash, including two losses to the Wolfpack and an untimely defeat in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament against Mercer.

Trevor Lacey scored 21 points and NC State upset No. 2 Duke 87-75, continuing its streak of strong play at home against the Blue Devils.

Ralston Turner added 16 points on nine shots and BeeJay Anya gave 14 with four blocks off the bench for the Wolfpack (12-5, 3-1 ACC), who picked up a crucial win in their most grueling stretch of the season. They either play on the road or against a ranked team, or both, for six straight games.

>>Oregon State Upsets Arizona

Langston Morris-Walker drove in for a layup with 26 seconds remaining to lift Oregon State to a 58-56 upset win over No. 7 Arizona on Sunday night.

The Wildcats looked to force overtime, but T.J. McConnell missed a runner.

Morris-Walker finished with 12 points and eight rebounds for the Beavers (11-4, 2-1 Pac-12), who posted their first win over a top-10 team since beating these same Wildcats -- then ranked third -- in overtime on March 2, 2000.

Gary Payton II scored 10 points with nine rebounds, helping Oregon State end a seven-game slide to Arizona and improve to 10-0 at home this season.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points and McConnell added 13 with six assists for Arizona (14-2, 2-1), which was held to 37.8 percent shooting.

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#15 Wichita State Shockers 67, Loyola (IL) Ramblers 53

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#1 Kentucky Wildcats 70, Texas A&M Aggies 64 (2OT)
#3 Virginia Cavaliers 62, #12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 56
#17 North Carolina Tar Heels 72, #5 Louisville Cardinals 71
#7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 79, Santa Clara Broncos 57
#8 Villanova Wildcats 81, DePaul Blue Demons 64
#9 Maryland Terrapins 69, Purdue Boilermakers 60
Oklahoma State Cowboys 69, #10 Texas Longhorns 58
#13 Kansas Jayhawks 86, Texas Tech Red Raiders 54
#16 Iowa State Cyclones 74, #14 West Virginia Mountaineers 72
Kansas State Wildcats 66, #18 Oklahoma Sooners 63 (OT)
#19 Seton Hall Pirates 68, Creighton Bluejays 67
Indiana Hoosiers 69, #20 Ohio State Buckeyes 66
#21 VCU Rams 89, Saint Joseph's Hawks 74
#22 Baylor Bears 66, TCU Horned Frogs 59 (OT)
#23 Northern Iowa Panthers 64, Drake Bulldogs 40
#25 Arkansas Razorbacks 82, Vanderbilt Commodores 70

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