Kellen Dunham scored 19 points to lead No. 23 Butler past Northwestern 65-56 on Saturday.
Josh Heath had 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting, including two clutch baskets in the final 2:30.
Alex Olah and Vic Law scored 13 points apiece as Northwestern held off Miami (Ohio) 55-46 on Tuesday, advancing to face Northern Iowa in the Cancun Challenge championship game Wednesday.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
Tre Demps scored 15 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 2.5 seconds left.
Several hundred people gathered in a chapel on campus to remember Foley, one of the journalists beheaded by Islamic extremists in Syria.
Jack Mitchell kicked a 45-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to force overtime and then kicked a 41-yard field goal to give Northwestern a 43-40 victory over No. 15 Notre Dame on Saturday.
It took some prodding by his coaches, but after Northwestern was bullied by Houston Baptist in the first half on Friday night, the biggest man in Welsh-Ryan Arena did something about it.
No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
The University of Michigan is looking at Northwestern’s Jim Phillips to fill its athletic director vacancy, according to a report by ESPN.
Ameer Abdullah had four 1-yard touchdown runs and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 16-yard reception, leading No. 19 Nebraska to a 38-17 victory at Northwestern on Saturday night.
This look is … interesting, to say the least.
The city’s collegiate fandom rests with Notre Dame more than anything.
The Cornhuskers can truly prove themselves Saturday in East Lansing.
Somebody at Michigan needs to act like an adult.
Brady Hoke’s seat is scalding hot.
Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?
“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.
Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.
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