CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Rayvonte Rice scored 23 and led Illinois to a badly needed win over Nebraska Wednesday, 69-57.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cornell Johnston seemed to be in the right place to spot up and knock down a 3-pointer every time Eastern Illinois’ lead began to shrink Wednesday night at the Ohio Valley Conference tournament as the sixth-seeded Panthers fended off No. 7 seed SIU-Edwardsville 78-66 to win their first post-season game since 2010.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they will seek permission to work longer hours on renovations at Wrigley Field, but not to work 24 hours a day.
CHICAGO (AP) — A public visitation will be held Friday for late Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) has his hands full trying to coax his team into the NCAA Tournament over the next couple of weeks. But his priorities could change in the next few days.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has offered students more than 4,000 free tickets for its final home game Wednesday against Nebraska.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas baseball team scored in four of the first five innings on the way to a 7-0 win over Eastern Illinois and a sweep of the three-game series in Fayetteville.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Armstead scored 17 points, including four of five from 3-point range, to help lead Northern Illinois past Western Michigan 65-63 on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Harris, who scored 23 points, drained a 3-pointer with 1:13 to play, bringing sixth-seeded Illinois-Chicago all the way back from a 19-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 7 seed Wright State 60-57 on Tuesday night.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Tre Demps hit tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and the first OT, Alex Olah scored 25 and Northwestern beat Michigan 82-78 in double overtime Tuesday night.