ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP)–DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 20 points and hauled in seven rebounds, Daishon Knight finished with 18 points, and Illinois State beat Weber State 73-64 in the opening round of the Paradise Jam on Friday night.
KENT, Ohio (AP)–Kris Brewer scored 17 points and went 3 for 3 from long range Friday night to lead Kent State to a 74-51 win over Southern Illinois in the opening round of the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)–Malcolm Hill led Illinois with a career-high 16 points and added six rebounds in a 107-66 victory over Austin Peay on Friday night.
Carl Sandburg College is hosting a two-day men’s and women’s basketball tournament.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Tre Demps scored 15 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 2.5 seconds left, to lead Northwestern to a 69-67 win over North Florida in the first round of the Cancun Challenge on Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks say defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk had left knee surgery on Thursday, sidelining the rookie for three to four months.