PRAIRIE STATE NIPS MCC: Adrian Jeffries had team highs of 21 points and nine rebounds as Prairie State College slipped by McHenry County College 68-66 in Skyway Conference action.
Rayshaun Bruce added 12 points for the Pioneers (4-13, 1-2), while Kyle Carpenter and Rodney Smith each had 10 points and six assists.
PUC TRIPS UP TRINITY INTERNATIONAL: Brandon Bradford (Lew Wallace) had 18 points and six rebounds Saturday as Purdue Calumet (15-4, 7-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) shot 55 percent and scored 21 points off turnovers to crush Trinity International, 86-60.
Roddy Richardson added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Noah Allen chipped in 14 points.
BELLARMINE ROLLS PAST PUMAS: Bellarmine (13-1, 5-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference) shot 57 percent from the field and converted 20 of 26 free throws on its way to a 103-60 rout of St. Joseph's, which was led by Jon Smith's 17 points and nine rebounds. Cameron Vines added 14 points for SJC (4-12, 1-5).
CALUMET COLLEGE FALLS: Franqlin Gaston had 22 points, and Robert Jackson (Hammond) and Brian Brilmeyer had 17 each, but Calumet College (10-9, 3-7) fell 84-71 Saturday to Cardinal Stritch (18-3, 10-0) in a CCAC game.
NO. 4 MICHIGAN STATE PUSHES PAST ILLINOIS: Gary Harris scored 23 points, and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Michigan State past Illinois 78-62 on Saturday.
The Spartans (17-1, 6-0 Big Ten) stayed on top of the Big Ten with their 10th straight win. Tracy Abrams led Illinois (13-6, 2-4) with 15 points.
The win moved Michigan State coach Tom Izzo past Illinois legend Lou Henson and into fourth on the list of career Big Ten wins with 215.
DEFENSE CARRIES NORTHWESTERN PAST IU: Tre Demps scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, and Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47. Drew Crawford added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten).
Noah Vonleh had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3), who shot just 25 percent (15-of-60).
NO. 6 VILLANOVA ROMPS PAST DEPAUL: James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova (16-1, 5-0 Big East) won its fifth straight game, 88-62 over DePaul.
Brandon Young led the Blue Demons (10-9, 2-4) with 13 points.
EVANSVILLE DEFEATS LOYOLA: D.J. Balentine had 18 points to lead Evansville (9-10, 2-4 Missouri Valley Conference) to a 53-48 victory over Loyola.
Christian Thomas topped Loyola (7-11, 2-4) with 19 points.
TEXAS-PAN AM DRUBS CHICAGO STATE: Shaquille Boga scored 26 points as Texas-Pan American (6-14, 2-3 Western Athletic Conference) easily handled Chicago State 84-61.
Chicago State (8-10, 3-1) was led by Quinton Pippen with 23 points.
PURDUE EDGES PENN STATE: Terone Johnson had 14 points and five rebounds to lead Purdue to a 65-64 win over Penn State (9-10, 0-6 Big Ten). Kendall Stephens and Basil Smotherman each scored 12 points for the Boilermakers (13-5, 3-2).
NO. 5 WICHITA STATE ROUTS INDIANA STATE: Ron Baker scored 16 points; Fred VanVleet added 15, and No. 5 Wichita State (19-0, 6-0 Missouri Valley) remained unbeaten with a 68-48 victory over Indiana State.
Dawon Cummings scored 19 points for Indiana State (14-4, 5-1).
MICHIGAN KNOCKS OFF NO. 3 WISCONSIN: Nik Stauskus scored 23 points and hit a key 3 with 48 seconds left, and Michigan (13-4, 5-0 Big Ten) fended off a late surge for a 77-70 win over No. 3 Wisconsin (16-2, 3-2). Glenn Robinson III (Lake Central) added 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting for Michigan.
BUTLER BEATS MARQUETTE IN OT: Khyle Marshall and Kellen Dunham each scored 18, and Butler (11-7, 1-5 Big East) allowed just 17 points over the final 21 minutes to rally for a 69-57 overtime win against Marquette (10-8, 2-3).
DENVER UPENDS IUPUI: Chris Udofia scored 16 points as Denver (8-10, 1-2 Summit League) cruised to a 66-45 victory over IUPUI.
IUPUI (5-16, 0-4) got 19 points from Mitch Patton.
SOUTH DAKOTA CRUISES PAST IPFW: Karim Rowson scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds as South Dakota (8-9, 3-0 Summit) cruised past IPFW 75-61.
Luis Jacobo scored 19 points for the Mastodons (15-6, 3-1).
PEREGRINES CRUISE TO HOME ROUT: Cassidy Deno scored 25 points – including seven 3-pointers – to lead Purdue Calumet to a 93-63 win over Trinity International on Saturday. Tierra Turner added 16 points.
IUN'S HOLLAND JOINS 1,000 CLUB: Indiana Northwest (12-6) dominated Illinois Tech, 90-34, as senior center and former Scarlet Hawk Valerie Zulevic led the way with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Senior forward Megan Holland surpassed 1,000 career points in the win, posting 17 against the Scarlet Hawks.
VALPARAISO SUFFERS HORIZON LEAGUE HOME LOSS: Sharon Karungi led Valparaiso with 19 points, but Wright State defeated the Crusaders 79-65 in Horizon League playy. Jessi Wiedemann added 12 points, Charae Richardson 11 and Jessica Carr 10 for the Crusaders (2-14).
BELLARMINE OUTLASTS SJC: The host Knights (7-7, 3-3) converted 25 of 35 free throws to withstand 20 points from the Pumas' Courtney Kvachkoff (Crown Point) and 18 from Kiki Lyons in GLVC action. Laura Furrer and Jasmyne Reynolds chipped in 16 points apiece for St. Joe (3-10, 1-5).
CARDINAL STRITCH DOWNS CALUMET COLLEGE: Calumet College (10-8, 3-4) couldn't overcome a 37-20 halftime deficit against Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Cardinal Stritch (16-1, 7-0) and lost 74-47 as Dominique Edwards led the hosts with 13 points.
Around the horn
Joakim Noah had 21 points and 16 rebounds; Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 13 boards, and the Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-78 on Saturday night. ... The Brooklyn Nets acquired guard Marquis Teague from the Bulls for Toko Shengalia. ... Paul George scored 36 points, and Lance Stephenson added 22 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Pacers past the Los Angeles Clippers, 106-92. ... The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics. Organizers said Saturday that Jamaica has qualified for the two-man competition at next month's Sochi Games, though it remains unclear if the tiny nation will actually be racing. Funding remains a serious concern for the team.