No. 24 Illinois blows out Rutgers; Wisconsin stuns No. 3 Marquette

Terrence Shannon Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 24 Illinois beat Rutgers 76-58 in the Big Ten opener for both schools.

Marcus Domask added 15 points for the Illini (6-1), who won at Rutgers for the first time since Feb. 25, 2018.

Austin Williams and Aundre Hyatt scored 9 points apiece for the Scarlet Knights (5-2), whose five-game winning streak ended.

The game featured the top two defenses in the Big Ten, with Rutgers holding opponents to 55.5 points and Illinois allowing 58.7. Rutgers shot 33.3% from the field (20 of 60).

"We try to build our program on toughness and defense," Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. "Tonight we did that."

Illinois went on a 17-2 spurt midway through the second half to take its largest lead at 67-44. Shannon made three 3s during the run.

"I think (Shannon) is the best two-way player in the country," Underwood said.

The Illini opened the game on a 14-2 run, with Quincy Guerrier contributing 7 points, but Rutgers closed within 41-36 at halftime thanks to an 18-9 run over the final 7:06.

Illinois outrebounded Rutgers 55-27.

"We were not on point to beat a ranked team," Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said. "We didn't do what we needed to do on the backboards. They manhandled us on the glass."

Wisconsin 75, No. 3 Marquette 64:

Max Klesmit scored all 21 of his points before halftime, Steven Crowl added 16 and Wisconsin capitalized on its rebounding superiority to beat No. 3 Marquette 75-64. Wisconsin beat Marquette for a third straight season in this in-state rivalry between schools separated by just 79 miles. This marks the first three-game winning streak for either team in the 130-game series since the Badgers won four straight from 1998-2001. Wisconsin outrebounded the Golden Eagles 38-23 and outscored them 18-2 in second-chance points. Both teams are 6-2.

Georgia Tech 72, No. 7 Duke 68:

Baye Ndongo scored 21 points and his dunk with 44 seconds remaining pushed Georgia Tech ahead for good as the Yellow Jackets beat No. 7 Duke 72-68 on Saturday, handing the Blue Devils their second loss this week to an unranked team. Miles Kelly had 16 points and Kowacie Reeves Jr. had 14 points for Georgia Tech. Duke trailed most of the game, but the Blue Devils took a brief lead late before falling. Jeremy Roach paced Duke with 20 points, and Kyle Filipowski and Caleb Foster added 12 each.

No. 8 Miami 62, Notre Dame 49:

Matthew Cleveland scored 14 points, Norchad Omier and Nijel Pack each added 13 and No. 8 Miami beat Notre Dame 62-49 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Omier added 13 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who finished with a 16-0 edge in fast-break points. J.R. Konieczny scored 14 for Notre Dame. Tae Davis finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish. It was the first time Miami held a team under 50 points since a 46-44 loss to Virginia on March 4, 2020.

UNC-Wilmington 80, No. 12 Kentucky 73:

Trazarien White scored 27 points to lead UNC-Wilmington to an 80-73 victory over No. 12 Kentucky on Saturday. The Seahawks built a 14-point lead in the first half, leading 41-33 at the break. UNC-Wilmington held off a second-half rally by the Wildcats, who were up 55-49 with 12:51 remaining. Donovan Newby scored 15 points, Shykeim Phillips added 13 and KJ Jenkins had 11 for UNC-Wilmington in the first meeting between the two schools. Reed Sheppard led Kentucky with 25 points. Kentucky leading scorer Antonio Reeves scored 14 points before he fouled out with 2:56 remaining. Justin Edwards and Tre Mitchell scored 11 points each for the Wildcats.

Drexel 57, No. 18 Villanova 55:

Amari Williams scored 12 points and blocked No. 18 Villanova's tying-attempt with 3 seconds left to help Drexel upset the Wildcats 57-55 on Saturday in the inaugural Big 5 Classic at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wildcats fell to 0-3 in a series of Big 5 games that was designed to crown a city basketball champion. Luke House scored 11 points for the Dragons. Drexel beat a Top 25 team for the first time since 2010. Eric Dixon led the Wildcats with 21 points.

Loyola 75, Harvard 53:

Philip Alston had 16 points in Loyola's 75-53 win against Harvard on Saturday night. Alston also had seven rebounds for the Ramblers (5-3). Des Watson was 5 of 11 shooting (2 for 5 from 3-point range) to add 13 points. Dame Adelekun was 6 of 10 shooting and 0 of 3 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points, while adding six rebounds.

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