Illinois needed three overtimes to pull out a 110-101 road win over Rutgers. Malcolm Hill had 32 points and 13 rebounds for the Illini, who improved to 3-and-7 in the Big Ten and 11-and-12 overall. Illinois hosts seventh-ranked Iowa on Sunday. Other College Basketball from Wednesday Night have the Millikin Men getting their first win of the C-C-I-W schedule with an impressive 61-59 win on the road over Illinois Weslyan. In a game heard only on Talk 101, the Millikin Women remain winless in conference play falling to Illinois Weslyan 69-56.
Preparation for Super Bowl 50 is in full swing for the Broncos and Panthers. Both teams were on the practice field yesterday ahead of Sunday’s NFL championship game. Panthers defensive end Jared Allen was limited with a foot injury.
Los Angeles could be a landing spot for quarterback Peyton Manning if he wants to play another season. ESPN reports the Rams have had internal discussions about bringing the 39-year-old on board should he wish to keep playing after Sunday’s Super Bowl.
It was National Signing Day for college football recruits across the country yesterday. Top recruit and defensive tackle Rashan Gary committed to play for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines.
E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points as the Bulls fended off the Kings, 107-102. Derrick Rose added 21 points, six rebounds and nine assists for Chicago, which improved to 2-and-2 on its seven-game road trip. Pau Gasol went for 16 points and 13 boards. The Bulls visit the Nuggets tomorrow.
Steph Curry torched the Wizards for 51 points in the Warriors’ 134-121 win in Washington. Curry buried a career-high-tying 11 three-pointers, seven of which came during a 25-point first quarter. Golden State is 45-and-4 on the season.
Kevin Durant’s three-pointer with a half-second left on the clock gave the Thunder a 117-114 win over the Magic. Russell Westbrook logged his third straight triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and 14 assists.
The sound of the ball popping into the mitt will soon be heard in Jupiter, Florida. Cardinals pitchers and catchers will hold their first formal workout at the team’s training complex two weeks from today. Position players are is due to report February 22nd, with the first full-squad workout the next day.
Coming up Friday night on Talk 101FM, it’s High School Basketball as the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports makes it’s way to Eisenhower High School as the Panthers play host to the Rochester. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tipoff follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glenn Purvis with all the action Friday night from Eisenhower High School on Talk 101, and online at decatur radio dot com.