Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about Gonzaga and other programs with the most recruiting advantages outside of the top leagues.
— Austin Phyfe matched his season high with 21 points as Northern Iowa narrowly defeated Illinois State 65-60 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney on Thursday night.
- Cancun Challenge tourney relocating to Florida
- Duhon joins Illinois St. staff as assistant coach
- Tennessee State hires 'Penny' Collins as coach
- Coach defends MVC by taking shot at Shockers
— Noah Carter scored 22 points and Bowen Born had 21 points and seven assists as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State 94-87 in double overtime on Saturday.
— Trae Berhow posted 15 points as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State 70-56 on Friday night.
— Emon Washington had 20 points as Illinois State beat Bradley 88-71 on Thursday night.
— Lance Jones scored 14 points and Southern Illinois defeated Illinois State 59-49 on Sunday.
— DJ Horne scored 17 points and Emon Washington scored 11 points with 10 rebounds and Illinois State beat Southern Illinois 80-55 on Saturday to end the Redbirds' six-game losing streak.
— Isiaih Mosley scored 24 points and dished seven assists as Missouri State beat Illinois State 72-62 on Sunday, handing coach Dana Ford his 100th win.
— Isiaih Mosley scored 19 points as Missouri State topped Illinois State 74-67 on Saturday. Demarcus Sharp and Jared Ridder added 15 points each for the Bears.
— Ben Krikke scored a career-high 25 points plus 15 rebounds as Valparaiso rallied past Illinois State 70-66 on Sunday.
— Donovan Clay had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Valparaiso beat Illinois State 69-60 on Saturday.
— DJ Horne had a season-high 23 points as Illinois State defeated Bradley 71-56 on Wednesday night.
— Tyreke Key scored 18 points as Indiana State turned aside a late rally to defeat Illinois State 74-68 on Sunday.
— Tre Williams scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to carry Indiana State to a 73-65 win over Illinois State on Saturday.
— Antonio Reeves scored a career-high 21 points as Illinois State narrowly beat Evansville 73-68 on Sunday, breaking the Purple Aces four-game win streak.
— Shamar Givance posted 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Evansville beat Illinois State 57-48 on Saturday.
— Cameron Krutwig had 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds with seven assists and Loyola of Chicago routed Illinois State 86-55 on Monday night.
— Lucas Williamson posted 18 points and six rebounds as Loyola of Chicago routed Illinois State 90-60 on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
— DJ Horne had 22 points as Illinois State routed Chicago State 91-62 on Tuesday.
— Ishmael El-Amin had 20 points as Ball St. defeated Illinois State 82-66 on Saturday night.
— Josiah Strong 21 points as Illinois State topped UMass Lowell 82-72 on Saturday.
— Justice Sueing scored 19 points and No. 23 Ohio State jumped out to a 22-0 lead en route to a 94-67 win over Illinois State on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.
The Cancun Challenge men's and women's college basketball tournament will relocate to Melbourne, Florida, this fall amid coronavirus concerns.
Liam Robbins had 18 points as Drake defeated Illinois State 75-65 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney first round on Thursday night.