Travis Trice had 18 points and 10 assists, and Michigan State outlasted Northwestern 84-77 in overtime Sunday.
It was Sam Dekker on the outside, and Frank Kaminsky all over the court. Duje Dukan provided a lift when he checked into the game, and Nigel Hayes had his share of positive moments.
Northwestern needed an emphatic win Sunday evening. Alex Olah and the Wildcats left little doubt the Wildcats would get one.
Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.
Tre Demps scored 21 points and hit the game-winning basket for a second straight game and Northwestern rallied down the stretch for a 68-67 overtime victory over Elon on Saturday.
Northwestern linebacker Jimmy Hall set up 14 points with an interception and a fumble recovery.
De’Veon Smith ran for a career-high 121 yards and a touchdown, and Michigan beat Northwestern 10-9 Saturday after the Wildcats’ Trevor Siemian slipped attempting a two-point conversion at the end of the game.
Mark Weisman and Akrum Wadley combined for 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Jalen Myrick returned a kickoff 100 yards in the fourth quarter to atone for a penalty on the previous drive and help Minnesota defeat Northwestern, 24-17, on Saturday.
Godwin Igwebuike had three interceptions and Justin Jackson rushed for 162 yards, helping the resurgent Wildcats upset Melvin Gordon and No. 17 Wisconsin 20-14 on Saturday.
Trevor Siemian ran for three touchdowns and passed for 258 yards to lead Northwestern past Penn State 29-6 on Saturday.
Solomon Vault rushed for two touchdowns.
One Wildcat reserve pulled double-duty this past summer.
One Northwestern Wildcat reserve pulled double duty this summer. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke has more on his special mission.
Drew Hare passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Northern Illinois to a 23-15 win over in-state rival Northwestern on Saturday.
Jared Goff threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, Jalen Jefferson had a key interception, and California hung on to beat Northwestern 31-24 Saturday in the season-opener.
Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday in an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes. Just don’t expect results any time soon.
There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.
The National Labor Relations Board has set arguments for next week over whether Northwestern University football players can form a union and have protections as employees of the school.
In year one, Collins has Northwestern playing its best basketball in program history.