#1/1 OHIO STATE def. #23/22 ILLINOIS, 73-68
With Ohio State down by eight and just under 13 minutes to play, Jared Sullinger assured his teammates that this one was in the bag.
"Don't worry, don't worry," the freshman sensation said over and over as he and the Buckeyes gathered for a timeout.
No. 1 ranking and undefeated season on the line. Big Ten road game at No. 23 Illinois.
Nothing to worry about, right?
Yeah, as it turns out, right.
Sullinger had 27 points and 16 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes, and the Buckeyes scored 14 straight points in the second half to rally past Illinois 73-68 on Saturday. RECAP & BOX SCORE
#15/19 MINNESOTA def. MICHIGAN, 69-64
Freshman guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a game-high 20 points, but the University of Michigan men's basketball team could not hold on to its 41-40 lead with 11:19 to play in the second half, eventually falling, 69-64, to Minnesota on Saturday night inside Crisler Arena. Also scoring in double digits for the Wolverines were sophomore guard Darius Morris and junior guard Zack Novak, scoring 11 points apiece. RECAP & BOX SCORE
#14/13 PURDUE def. #17/18 MICHIGAN STATE, 86-76
E'Twaun Moore scored 26 points, JaJuan Johnson had 20 to help No. 14 Purdue beat No. 17 Michigan State 86-76 on Saturday night. RECAP & BOX SCORE