NCAA Basketball

Illinois Fighting Illini (20-15)

Fri. 11/10 Sun. 11/12 Fri. 11/17 Sun. 11/19 Wed. 11/22
vs. Sou 
To Be Announced
vs. TN-Mar 
To Be Announced
vs. DePaul 
To Be Announced
vs. Marsh 
To Be Announced
vs. AuguIL 
To Be Announced

UCF, Cal State Bakersfield reach NIT semis

(TSX / STATS) -- During his eight seasons at Stanford, Johnny Dawkins twice directed the Cardinal to the NIT championship. Now his new school, Central Florida, is two steps away from the same accomplishment.

Backstopped by 7-foot-6 sophomore center Tacko Fall, who blocked three shots and influenced numerous airballs, UCF shut down Illinois' offense and earned a 68-58 victory in an NIT quarterfinal on Wednesday night at sold-out CFE Arena in Orlando, Fla.

Fourth-seeded UCF (24-11) will face TCU (22-15), also a No. 4 seed, in semifinal action on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Points: M. Hill17.2
Rebounds: M. Hill5.1
Assists: M. Hill2.9
FG%: M. Hill43.4%
FT%: M. Hill78.4%
3P%: J. Coleman-Lands38.0%
Steals: M. Hill1.2
Blocks: M. Morgan0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
View Complete Poll
Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
View Complete Poll
Big Ten Standings
  W-L W-L
Purdue 14-4 27-8
Wisconsin 12-6 27-10
Maryland 12-6 24-9
Minnesota 11-7 24-10
Michigan 10-8 26-12
Northwestern 10-8 24-12
Michigan State 10-8 20-15
Iowa 10-8 19-15
Illinois 8-10 20-15
Ohio State 7-11 17-15
Indiana 7-11 18-16
Penn State 6-12 15-18
Nebraska 6-12 12-19
Rutgers 3-15 15-18
View Full Standings
Offense (Rank)
Defense (Rank)
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.