NCAA Basketball

#2 Illinois Fighting Illini (24-7)


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vs. Rut 
W 90-68
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vs. Iowa 
W 82-71
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vs. OhioSt 
W 91-88
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vs. Drexel 
W 78-49
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L 58-71
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Nun-and-done: Loyola Chicago stuns top-seeded Illinois 71-58

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) If the pregame prayer sounded more like a scouting report, it was. And if Sister Jean didn't have any plans for next weekend, well, she does now.

Loyola Chicago carried out its 101-year-old superfan's plans to a T on Sunday, moving to the Sweet 16 with a 71-58 win over Illinois, the first No. 1 seed bounced from this year's NCAA Tournament.

Cameron Krutwig delivered a 19-point, 12-rebound masterpiece and the quick-handed, eighth-seeded Ramblers (26-4) led wire to wire. The team with the nation's leading defense befuddled powerful Illinois to return to the second weekend three years after its last magical run to the Final Four.

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Leaders
Points: A. Dosunmu20.1
Rebounds: K. Cockburn9.5
Assists: A. Dosunmu5.3
FG%: K. Cockburn65.4%
FT%: A. Dosunmu78.3%
3P%: T. Frazier36.2%
Steals: T. Frazier1.3
Blocks: K. Cockburn1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor28-2
2 Gonzaga31-1
3 Houston28-4
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Arkansas25-7
7 UCLA22-10
8 Illinois24-7
9 USC25-8
10 Florida State18-7
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
4 Michigan 14-3 23-5
2 Illinois 16-4 24-7
8 Iowa 14-6 22-9
20 Purdue 13-6 18-10
7 Ohio State 12-8 21-10
Wisconsin 10-10 18-13
Rutgers 10-10 16-12
Maryland 9-11 17-14
Michigan State 9-11 15-13
Indiana 7-12 12-15
Penn State 7-12 11-14
Northwestern 6-13 9-15
Minnesota 6-14 14-15
Nebraska 3-16 7-20
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 80.5 (17)
Rebounds: 10.5 (126)
Assists: 16.3 (20)
FG%: 50.0% (6)
FT%: 69.0% (234)
3P%: 37.2% (39)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.6 (125)
Rebounds: 29.5 (7)
Assists: 11.2 (56)
FG%: 41.1% (53)
FT%: 68.7% (73)
3P%: 32.9% (127)
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