Illinois hosts Michigan State Sunday night. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. The Fighting Illini had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 68-49 loss at fourth-ranked Wisconsin this past Sunday. Illinois is 17-and-9 overall and 7-and-6 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are 18-and-8 and 9-and-4.
>>Maryland Clips Nebraska
Melo Trimble scored 11 of his 26 points in the final 3:41 to lift the 16th-ranked Maryland
Terrapins over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 69-65, on Thursday.
Trimble, who went 7-of-9 from the field, also had six rebounds and five assists for the Terrapins (22-5, 10-4 Big Ten), who have won three in a row. Jake Layman and Dez Wells tallied 14 points apiece.
Walter Pitchford made five 3-pointers en route to 19 points for the Cornhuskers (13-13, 5-9), who have dropped four straight. Shavon Shields and Nick Fuller contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively, while leading scorer Terran Petteway shot just 2-for-14 from the floor but contributed a career- high nine assists.
NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 86, Pacific Tigers 74
#7 Arizona Wildcats 87, USC Trojans 57
#9 Utah Utes 47, Oregon State Beavers 37
#21 SMU Mustangs 67, Temple Owls 58