Brandon Paul drilled the game-winning jumper at the buzzer as Illinois edged Minnesota 51-49 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. Paul finished with 25 points for the eighth-seeded Fighting Illini, who improved to 22-and-11 on the season.
Illinois will now go up against top-seeded Indiana in the quarterfinals this morning at 11:00, and the pre-game at 10:30 on Z-1570.
SLU Plays Charlotte In A-10 Tourney Today
The Saint Louis Billikens open the Atlantic 10 Tournament today at the Barclays Center. The top-seeded Billikens got a bye into the quarterfinals and will face Charlotte, which beat Richmond 68-63 in Thursday's first round. The 16th-ranked Billikens beat Charlotte 75-58 in the regular season. SLU is 24-and-6 overall and 13-and-3 in conference play.
Missouri Bounces Texas A&M
Alex Oriahkhi scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Missouri defeated Texas A&M, 62-50, in the second round of the SEC Tournament. Laurence Bowers, Jabari Brown and Tony Criswell each added 10 points for the Tigers. Mizzou takes on Ole Miss today in the quarterfinals.
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