PHOENIX — The University of Illinois men’s basketball team faced a raucous crowd on the road Friday against Grand Canyon University.
But the Illini would settle down the crowd and come up with an 83-71 win over the Antelopes at GCU Arena.
Kofi Cockburn led the Illini with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Andres Feliz had 21 points, four assists and six rebounds, Alan Griffin came off the bench with 11 points, Giorgi Bezhanisvili and Ayo Dosunmu each had nine points and Trent Frazier had eight points. Dosunmu had six assists.
Isaiah Brown led Grand Canyon with 18 points, while Jovan Blacksher had 14 and Allessandro Lever and Lorenzo Jenkins each had 12 points.
The Illini are 2-0 and will stay in Arizona to face the University of Arizona on Sunday.
Duke 89, Colorado State 55
DURHAM, N.C. — Danville native Kendle Moore and the Rams lost to the No. 4 Blue Devils.
Moore did not score in the game, which saw Duke take a 42-26 lead. Isaiah Stevens and David Roddy each had 12 points for Colorado State.
Cassius Stanley led Duke with 19 points, while Tre Jones had 15 and Alex O’Connell added 14.
Colorado State will host Omaha on Wednesday.
Notre Dame 84,
Loyola (Md.) 60
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In her first home game, Schlarman Academy alum Anaya Peoples had 19 points as the Irish cruised to victory.
Peoples also had seven rebounds and three assists for Notre Dame, who was up 40-22 at halftime. Katlyn Gilbert led the Irish with 24 points and Destinee Walker also had 19 points.
The Irish are 2-0 and will face Tennessee on Monday.
Illini Bluffs 2, Milford 0
VARNA — The Bearcats’ season came to an end in an IHSA Class 1A super-sectional to Illini Bluffs in a 25-22, 25-20 defeat.
Caley Mowrey had seven kills and three blocks for Milford, while Kaylee Warren had two aces and 14 assists, Jakki Mowrey had 10 digs and Maya McEwen added three blocks.
The Bearcats end the season at 30-5-1.
Watertown 3, Danville 2
DANVILLE — The Dashers scored two goals in the second period to take a 2-1 lead, but could not hold on as they took their first loss of the season.
Justin Brausen and AJ Tesoriero each had a goal for Danville, while Jesse Neher, Alex Pommerville and Brad Denney each had a assist.
Jesse Gordichuk had 29 saves in goal for the Dashers, who will play the Wolves again tonight at 7 p.m.