Saturday's college basketball games
Gonzaga (5-0) at Illinois (7-0)
When: 2:15 p.m. at Assembly Hall
The skinny: No. 19 Gonzaga should be a good test for the undefeated Illini. The Zags lost top scorer Matt Bouldin, but return six of their top eight players. This year's squad is led by 7-0 C Robert Sacre (16.6 ppg) and 6-1 G Kevin Pangos (15.0 ppg). PG Sam Maniscalco, a transfer from Bradley, has been a sensation for Illinois. He is the team's top scorer at 13.3 points and is shooting 54.7 percent from the field.
UIC (2-4) at Milwaukee (6-1)
When: 1 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Arena
Radio: WMVP 1000-AM
The skinny: UIC had a lead with less than two minutes remaining, but ended up losing at Green Bay 71-68 on Thursday. Starting guards Daniel Barnes and Gary Talton combined to score 31 points. Milwaukee held Loyola to just 41 points on Thursday and is limiting opponents to 37.1-percent shooting on the season.
Loyola (1-5) at Green Bay (3-4)
When: 7 p.m. at the Resch Center
The skinny: This game finishes a stretch of Loyola playing seven of its first eight on the road. The Ramblers lost at Milwaukee 59-41 on Thursday as Ben Avercamp and Walt Gibler combined to score 25 of the 41 points. Loyola was out-rebounded 42-20. Green Bay edged UIC 71-68 on Thursday.
Nebraska-Omaha (2-5) at Northern Illinois (0-6)
When: 3 p.m. at NIU Convocation Center
The skinny: The Mountain time zone wasn't any friendlier to NIU, as the Huskies dropped games at Boise State and Utah Valley last week. NIU is shooting .351 from the field as a team, while freshman guard Abdel Nader is the top scorer at 11.3 ppg. Omaha is led by 6-4 senior Mitch Albers at 19.4 ppg.
— Mike McGraw
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