BIG TEN:?No. 7 Michigan 71,?Illinois 58
Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help host Michigan bounce back from a slow start to beat Illinois on Sunday.
The Wolverines (23-4, 10-4 Big Ten) shook off a sluggish first half with a strong second half to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month.
The Fighting Illini (20-9, 7-8) had won five straight, a streak that started Feb. 7 by beating top-ranked Indiana.
Michigan played for the first time in a week and looked rusty and sloppy early, turning the ball over the missing open shots. Illinois led by as much as eight points in the first half and didnít trail until Tim Hardaway Jr. had a three-point play with 3:30 to go.
Brandon Paul scored all 10 of points in the first half to help the Illini lead 31-28 at halftime. Paul didnít attempt a shot in the second half.
Purdue 74, Northwestern 43
Terone Johnson scored 22 points to help host Purdue defeat Northwestern and snap a three-game losing streak.
D.J. Byrd scored 13 points and Ronnie Johnson and Rapheal Davis added 10 each for the Boilermakers (13-14, 6-8 Big Ten), who shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats 48-23. It was the second-largest victory margin of the season for Purdue and the worst loss of the season for Northwestern.
Tre Demps led Northwestern with nine points. Reggie Hearn, who scored 26 points in Northwesternís 75-60 win on Feb. 2, finished with eight. Northwestern (12-15, 5-9) has lost its past three games, all by 20 or more points.
Purdue took an early 9-3 lead on a 3-pointer by Byrd. When Purdue led 17-7, Terone Johnson had as many points as Northwestern.
The Boilermakers continued to put the pressure on the Wildcats. Davisí 3-pointer pushed the lead to 22-7 during a 14-0 run that gave the Boilermakers a 29-7 lead. Purdue held the Wildcats scoreless for nearly six minutes during that stretch.
TOP 25:?No. 6 Duke 89,?Boston College 68
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored a season-high 27 points and host Duke routed Boston College.
Mason Plumlee added 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils (24-3, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot nearly 54 percent ó 62 percent during the first half ó and outscored Boston College 48-17 during the 15Ĺ minute span that put this one out of reach by halftime.
Freshman Amile Jefferson added a season-high 14 points, Quinn Cook had 12 and Seth Curry finished with 11 for Duke, which had five double-figure scorers for the fifth time.
Ryan Anderson scored 23 points to lead the Eagles (12-15, 4-10). They had 16 turnovers, were held to one field goal during a 10-minute stretch that coincided with Dukeís dominating early burst.
No. 20 Pittsburgh 63,?St. Johnís 47
Tray Woodall scored a season-high 25 points, including two huge 3-pointers in the second half, and Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over host St. Johnís.
The game was basically decided by the teamsí leading scorers: Woodall, who came in averaging 10.9 points per game, and finished 8 of 14 from the field, and DíAngelo Harrison of the Red Storm, the Big Eastís No. 3 scorer with an 18.3 average, who finished with six points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Lamar Patterson had 11 points for the Panthers (21-7, 9-6 Big East), who have won five of their past seven road games.
JaKarr Sampson had 14 points and Phil Greene added 11 for the Red Storm (16-11, 8-7), who have lost three of four overall and eight of the past nine games against Pittsburgh.
No. 25 Notre Dame 62, Cincinnati 41
Jerian Grant scored 13 points to lead host Notre Dame to a win over Cincinnati.
Grant shot just 2-of-9 from the field but was perfect from the free-throw line, hitting a season-high nine.
The Irish (22-6, 10-5 Big East) had four players score in double figures. Tom Knight scored 12, followed by Jack Cooley and Eric Atkins with 11.
The Irish started hot, hitting their first four attempts. Cincinnati, by contrast, converted just 3 of their first 15 tries, and finished the first half shooting 7-of-25, or 28 percent.
The Bearcats (19-9, 7-8) werenít much more accurate in the second half, finishing the game at 32 percent shooting.