Sunday, December 8, 2013
From staff and news services
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lIllinois guard Joseph Bertrand, right, and Purdue forward D.J. Byrd dive for a loose ball in first-half action of Wednesday’s game in West Lafayette, Ind.
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(7) SYRACUSE 78, RUTGERS 53: Jim Boeheim notched his 903rd career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I coaches.
(8) OHIO STATE 70, NEBRASKA 44: Deshaun Thomas outscored Nebraska in the first half 18-17 and finished with 22 points to lead the Buckeyes.
PURDUE 68, (11) ILLINOIS 61: Terone Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and D.J. Byrd scored nine of his 15 during a pivotal 19-3 second-half run, sending the Boilermakers (7-6, 1-0 Big Ten) to a win over the Illini (13-2, 0-1).
(16) CREIGHTON 79, ILLINOIS ST. 72: .Junior forward Ethan Wragge was 6 of 9 from 3-point range for his 18 points to lead the Bluejays.
(17) BUTLER 70, PENN. 57: Roosevelt Jones scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Bulldogs to their eighth consecutive victory.
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(2) BAYLOR 74, TCU 35: Brittney Griner had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Baylor in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
(17) OKLAHOMA 71, WEST VIRGINIA 68: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 19 points, and the Sooners spoiled West Virginia's first game in the Big 12.