By Kevin Bessler
Illinois 79 #9 Michigan State 72
The Fighting Illini rode a strong 1st half and went on to pull off the upset in front of nearly 13-thousand home fans. Illinois will next play Rutgers Saturday.
Michigan 77 Rutgers 65
Valparaiso 69 Illinois State 53
Boys High School Basketball-
Pontiac 73 IVC 59
Flanagan-Cornell 67 Lexington 47
Girls High School Basketball-
Pontiac 51 Morris 22
Fieldcrest at Tri-Valley 8pm
New Orleans at Chicago 7pm
Chicago Blackhawks 6 Edmonton Oilers 2
The Hawks scored 5 goals in the 3rd period in winning their 5th straight.