CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls envisioned Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen providing a powerful one-two punch and leading them to the playoffs coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones scored 20 points and Barret Benson scored 13 with six rebounds and Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa 68-66 on Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitch Ballock hit five 3-pointers to reach 200 for his career and scored 19 points to lead a balanced attack in Creighton’s 83-68 win over DePaul on Wednesday night.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Backcourt mates Nate Kennell and Ville Tahvanainen scored 18 points apiece as Bradley beat Illinois State 75-63 on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tate Hall matched his career-high with 23 points as Loyola of Chicago romped past Indiana State 75-55 on Wednesday night.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — After watching No. 21 Illinois play an uncharacteristic first half Tuesday night, coach Brad Underwood gave his team some simple instructions.
CHICAGO (AP) — Joel Quenneville barking out instructions from behind the bench. A young team with a couple budding stars showing signs of improvement.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Down 14 at halftime, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon decided his team needed a pep talk. His message? The second half would change the season.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Eugene German scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Northern Illinois held off Kent State 76-69 on Tuesday night, handing the Golden Flashes their first home loss of the season.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired reliever Travis Lakins from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash on Tuesday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks committed 23 turnovers — and won anyway.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane’s 1,000th career point created one big party for the Chicago Blackhawks.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Tate Hall scored 17 points and added five rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead Loyola Chicago to a 62-50 victory over Illinois State on Sunday.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Barret Benson and Eric McGill scored 18 points apiece and Southern Illinois cruised to a 66-49 victory over Drake on Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sonya Morris scored 22 points and Deja Church had a double-double and No. 14-ranked DePaul beat Butler 80-65 on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cam Allen scored a career-high 19 points off the bench to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a 72-54 win over Chicago State on Sunday.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — AJ Green had 25 points as Northern Iowa topped Bradley 86-71 on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls overcame a poor performance in the first three quarters with a strong finish.
TORONTO (AP) — While Patrick Kane is on the doorstep of 1,000 career points, Jonathan Toews is closing in on a milestone of his own.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Kayne Henry scored a career-high 22 points with a career-tying 14 rebounds and Jacksonville State beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 64-56 on Saturday.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Kashawn Charles hit 5 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points to lead Eastern Illinois to an 84-59 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Daeqwon Plowden tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Bowling Green to a 66-64 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) — In just two weeks of play in the Big East, DePaul was on the verge of ruining everything it established during an impressive nonconference season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Theo Epstein understands the fans’ frustration. He feels it, too, at times.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago State men’s basketball game against Cal State-Bakersfield scheduled for Saturday at 12:05 pm has been moved to Sunday (Jan. 19) at 12:05 p.m. (CST) because of inclement weather in the Chicago area.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill, (AP) — As Illinois coach Brad Underwood watched Northwestern play his Illini down to the wire, he couldn’t help but feel he was watching his own team from a year ago.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) – Josiah Wallace scored 20 points and Eastern Illinois held off Jacksonville State 70-69.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Liam Robbins had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead five Drake players scoring in double figures and the Bulldogs extended their home winning streak to 10 games, getting past Illinois State
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Deondre Burns scored 22 points on his birthday and Oral Roberts used a late run to turn back Western Illinois 87-70 on Thursday night.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Darius Allen scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots and Tennessee Tech came from behind to beat SIU-Edwardsville 72-69 on Thursday night, ending an eight-game skid with its first Ohio
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy made several changes to his staff Thursday, hiring Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach.
CHICAGO (AP) — Allessandro Lever scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds and Grand Canyon beat Chicago State 78-64 on Thursday night for its first Western Athletic Conference win of the season.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Veronica Burton scored 15 points, including the three-point play that forced overtime and the two free throws that put Northwestern ahead with 33 seconds left in the extra session, and the Wildcats rallied
CHICAGO (AP) — Marquise Kennedy had 17 points off the bench to lead Loyola of Chicago to a 64-48 win over Southern Illinois on Thursday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — Corey Crawford doesn’t know why he plays well against his hometown team.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have shown the ability to play up to their competition.
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine wants to play in the All-Star Game next month in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Nate Kennell tied a career-high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and Bradley beat Missouri State 91-78 on Wednesday.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Headed into overtime after blowing a big lead in regulation, Collin Gillespie had a one-word challenge for Villanova: Attitude.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks overcame a sluggish start to keep the Ottawa Senators winless in their last eight games.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Tyler Cheese scored 23 points as Akron romped past Northern Illinois 72-49 on Tuesday night to remain undefeated in the Mid-American Conference.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Luka Garza scored 27 points — all but one of them in two spurts —and Iowa beat Northwestern 75-62 on Tuesday night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will hold their entire training camp at their headquarters rather than spend the first few weeks in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa will enter the NFL draft after two of the most dominant performances of his career.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox finalized a $6 million, one-year contract with free-agent reliever Steve Cishek on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox will have new managers at Triple-A Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham next season as well as new hitting and pitching coordinators.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backing up Jordan Binnington, Blues goalie Jake Allen knows he needs to make his starts count.
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn’t hesitate when asked about the team’s chemistry nearly halfway into the season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins scored 20 points and Marcus Ottey made two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Illinois-Chicago hold off Wright State 76-72 on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Sonya Morris and Deja Church notched double-doubles and No. 15 DePaul rallied in the fourth quarter to beat St. John’s 74-69 on Sunday.