Roundup: Iowa snaps Illinois winning streak
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jeff Horner scored 16 points to help Iowa beat Illinois, 63-48, on Saturday, snapping the Illini’s 15-game winning streak.
In a physical battle between two of the Big Ten’s best defensive teams, Iowa held Illinois to 34.6 percent shooting and became the first team to keep the Illini under 50 points since Michigan State did it Feb. 11, 1999.
The Hawkeyes also shut down Illinois’ flashy point guard Dee Brown, who scored six points on 2-of-13 shooting — one game after he scored a career-high 34 in a victory over No. 7 Michigan State.
Adam Haluska added 15 points for Iowa, which rebounded after a miserable shooting performance in a Big Ten opening loss to Wisconsin on Thursday. Iowa shot 17 percent in the second half against the Badgers, the worst second-half performance in Steve Alford’s seven years as head coach.
The win also helped Iowa snap a four-game losing streak against Illinois, and fans savored the moment by rushing the court to celebrate with the team after time expired.
James Augustine led Illinois with 14 points and nine rebounds, but was in foul trouble for much of the game.
No. 2 Connecticut 67, LSU 66
In Hartford, Conn., Hilton Armstrong scored six of his 11 points in the final four minutes to help Connecticut rally from 14 points down.
No. 5 Florida 90, Georgia 72
In Athens, Ga., Joakim Noah scored 24 points, Taurean Green had 21, and Florida tied a school record with its 14th straight win.
No. 9 Louisville 72, Providence 67
In Providence, R.I., freshman Andre McGee scored four of his season-high 12 points in the final 1:22, and Louisville beat Providence, the Cardinals’ first win as a member of the Big East.
Nebraska 59, No. 12 Oklahoma 58
In Lincoln, Neb., Joe McCray hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to give Nebraska a victory over Oklahoma. The victory was the Cornhuskers’ first over Oklahoma in eight meetings since 1999.
Miami 84, No. 14 Maryland 70
In Coral Gables, Fla., the Hurricanes scored the first 13 points, sank a season-high 12 3-pointers and beat Maryland.
No. 15 Texas 89, Colorado 64
In Austin, Texas, P.J. Tucker scored 24 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds, as Texas opened Big 12 play with a win.
No. 16 Indiana 81, No. 18 Ohio State 79
In Bloomington, Ind., Marshall Strickland made two free throws with 5.7 seconds left, then stole the ball on Ohio State’s final possession to give Indiana the victory.
No. 17 UCLA 61, Arizona St. 60
In Tempe, Ariz., Jordan Farmar scored on a drive down the lane with 3.6 seconds left to give UCLA the victory.
Kansas 73, No. 19 Kentucky 46
In Lawrence, Kan., freshman Brandon Rush had career highs of 24 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double, and Kansas handed Kentucky its worst loss in coach Tubby Smith’s nine seasons.
No. 20 George Washington 79, Marshall 73, OT
In Huntington, W.Va., Danilo Pinnock scored 15 of his 21 points after halftime, and George Washington came from 12 points down in the second half to beat Marshall.
No. 21 Arizona 74, USC 63
In Tucson, Ariz., Mustafa Shakur had 17 points, and Hassan Adams added 16, and Arizona pulled away in the second half.
No. 25 North Carolina 82, No. 13 N.C. State 69
In Chapel Hill, N.C., freshman point guard Bobby Frasor scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, and had a clutch steal in the final 2 minutes, Tyler Hansbrough converted all 14 free throws on his way to 20 points, and the Tar Heels held off the Wolfpack.