Brian Cook scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half last night and No. 13 Illinois beat visiting Michigan, 67-60, snapping the Wolverines' 13-game winning streak.
The Fighting Illini (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten) trailed 47-39 with 9 minutes 7 seconds to go when they went on a 16-6 run to take a two-point lead -- their first since early in the first half.
After a basket by freshman James Augustine cut the deficit to 47-41, Cook was fouled by Graham Brown going up for a shot. After the call, a complaining Bernard Robinson Jr. picked up a technical foul -- the second of the game for Michigan (13-7, 6-1).
It was costly. Cook made all four free throws and scored nine straight points to bring Illinois within one. He then set up the go-ahead basket for Illinois on a lob down low to Augustine, who dunked to give Illinois a 55-53 lead. The Illini led the rest of the way.
LaVell Blanchard scored 18 points for Michigan.
* RUTGERS 68, SYRACUSE 65: Jerome Coleman scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half and Herve Lamizana banked in a three-pointer with 16 seconds left to lift the host Scarlet Knights over the No. 24 Orangemen.
The Scarlet Knights (9-9, 1-5 Big East) snapped a six-game losing streak. Syracuse (13-3, 4-2) lost in its first game as a ranked team this season, and for the fourth time in its last five at Rutgers.
Syracuse did not call a timeout after Lamizana's basket, and Carmelo Anthony's jumper inside the three-point line missed badly. The ball was rebounded by Rutgers as time ran out.
* VANDERBILT 94, GEORGIA 91: Matt Freije scored a career-high 31 points, including 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range, as the host Commodores snapped a three-game losing skid by upsetting the No. 15 Bulldogs.
Georgia (12-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) had won 11 of its last 12, with the only loss coming on a buzzer-beater at Florida on Jan. 11.
Vanderbilt (9-8, 2-4) beat the Bulldogs for the fourth time in five visits when they've been ranked in the top 25 and for the 44th time in 56 games in Nashville. This time, the Commodores did it by outshooting Georgia 57 percent to 51 percent.
* LOUISVILLE 94, SOUTHERN MISS. 65: Erik Brown shot 8 of 8, including 5 of 5 three-pointers, and scored a career-high 22 points as the No. 8 Cardinals (15-1, 6-0 Conference USA), on the road, extended their winning streak to 14 games.
* OKLAHOMA ST. 68, IOWA ST. 55: Victor Williams scored 18 points, including three three-point plays in a decisive second-half run that gave the No. 9 Cowboys their 15th straight victory. The host Cowboys (17-1, 6-0 Big 12) found themselves in a fight with Iowa State before a 20-7 run gave them a 17-point lead with just under five minutes remaining.
* NOTRE DAME 88, WEST VIRGINIA 69: Matt Carroll and Chris Thomas scored 18 points each and the No. 11 Fighting Irish had a season-high 51 rebounds at home.
The Irish outrebounded the Mountaineers 51-27, the first time they have outrebounded an opponent since beating Marquette on Dec. 2, an 11-game span.
The Irish (17-3, 5-1 Big East) improved to 11-0 at home, and the Mountaineers (11-7, 2-4) fell to 0-6 on the road.
* CREIGHTON 74, INDIANA ST. 46: Kyle Korver scored 14 points and DeAnthony Bowden added 12 as the No. 16 Bluejays won on the road.
The Bluejays (18-2, 8-1 Missouri Valley) made it look easy as Coach Dana Altman set the school record for victories. Altman's 164th win sent him past Arthur A. Schabinger, whose record had stood since 1935.
* MARQUETTE 80, EAST CAROLINA 48: Dwyane Wade scored 25 points as the No. 18 Golden Eagles won their 26th straight at home. Robert Jackson added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (14-3, 6-1 Conference USA), who won their sixth straight game overall.
* MISSISSIPPI ST. 58, MISSISSIPPI 57: Derrick Zimmerman went end to end for a layup with 1.7 seconds left to complete a wild final minute for the No. 21 Bulldogs (13-4, 3-3) on the road. Emmanuel Wade had given the Rebels (12-5, 3-3) a 57-56 lead by converting a three-point play with 6.6 seconds left.
* MISSOURI 63, NEBRASKA 56: Arthur Johnson had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the No. 25 Tigers (12-4, 3-2 Big 12) came back from a 13-point deficit on the road.
* BOSTON COLL. 95, VA. TECH 71: The Eagles jumped to a 22-point first-half lead behind the scoring of Troy Bell, then coasted in Blacksburg, Va.
Bell, who finished with 27 points, scored 10 points in the first half and led a balanced scoring attack that shot 66 percent. Craig Smith helped BC (9-8, 2-4 Big East) keep the lead, scoring 19 of his 25 points in the second half. Carlos Dixon led the Hokies (8-10, 1-4) with 21 points.