DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Travon Baker, playing in his 78th consecutive start, scored 21 points, including a pair of free throws with four seconds left to play, as Northern Illinois held off Akron 64-61 for a Mid-American Conference victory Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois survived a cold start and got double-figure scoring from four players Wednesday to hold off Purdue, 66-57.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Wednesday night.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Anthony Beane finished with 16 points and Southern Illinois pushed past Bradley for a 70-59 victory on Wednesday night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Adam Gase is following head coach John Fox from Denver to the Chicago Bears, where he will become the team’s offensive coordinator, the same job Gase held with the Broncos.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State football coach Brock Spack is getting a raise and a contract extension after leading the Redbirds to the Football Championship Subdivision title game.
The Lincoln Trail Conference girls basketball tournament will resume tonight.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Daishon Knight scored 20 points, his third straight game of 20 or more, and Reggie Lynch added 13 with nine rebounds as Illinois State defeated Drake 64-56 on Tuesday night.