Treg Setty had 20 points and seven rebounds, and T.J. Lindsay added 18 points on six three-pointers to lead Southern Illinois to an 86-71 victory against Illinois State on Sunday in Carbondale.
Setty's point total was a season high. The freshman forward from Mason County, who entered the game 0-for-13 from three-point range this season, started for the first time in six games.
"I've had dreams about knocking down a three at SIU Arena for the first time and wondering if that was ever going to happen," said Setty, who was 2-for-4 on threes. "That was supposed to be my thing coming in, and I wasn't hitting any shots."
Tyler Brown, an Apollo graduate, led Illinois State with 15 points.
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No. 18 Michigan 61, Minnesota 56: In Michigan's Big Ten opener, Trey Burke showed he could play point guard as a freshman. On Sunday, he showed even more.
Burke scored a season-high 27 points and the 18th-ranked Wolverines hung on to beat visiting Minnesota.
"I think we played well as a team on defense, but Trey carried us on offense," said Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. "We needed someone to step up, and he did."
Minnesota (12-3) has lost its first two Big Ten games, both on the road, after posting a 12-1 nonconference record.
"We did some good things again tonight, but it wasn't enough," said Minnesota Coach Tubby Smith, whose team lost at Illinois in double-overtime on Tuesday. "We didn't make plays down the stretch, Michigan did, and now we still need a win. That's all that matters right now."
Cincinnati 66, No. 22 Pittsburgh 63: JaQuon Parker scored a career-high 21 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 19 for visiting Cincinnati.
The Bearcats (11-3, 1-0 Big East) have won six straight games since a brawl against crosstown rival Xavier last month led to the suspension of several players, including star forward Yancy Gates.
Cincinnati forced the reeling Panthers (11-4, 0-2) into 17 turnovers to win at Pitt for the first time in 33 years.
No. 14 Marquette 81, Villanova 77: Darius Johnson-Odom matched a season-high with 24 points for host Marquette. Reserve forward Davante Gardner had 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (12-2, 1-0 Big East), who responded from their worst performance of the season — a 17-point drubbing by Vanderbilt on Thursday — with a solid start to the conference season.
No. 1 Syracuse 87, DePaul 68: Kris Joseph scored 22 points and Syracuse used its defense and depth to rout host DePaul, the unbeaten Orange's 15th straight victory.
C.J. Fair added 16 points, Dion Waiters had 13 and Fab Melo scored 12 points to go with six blocks for the Orange (15-0, 2-0 Big East).
No. 5 North Carolina 102, Monmouth 65: John Henson scored 21 points and host Tar Heels won their seventh straight overall and 26th straight at the Smith Center.
Harrison Barnes added 20 points for North Carolina (13-2). The Tar Heels shot 54 percent, built a 55-26 rebounding advantage, used a 33-10 run late in the first half to take a 31-point halftime lead.
No. 7 Duke 85, Pennsylvania 55: Ryan Kelly had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead host Duke. Seth Curry added 15 points for the Blue Devils (12-1), who scored 20 of the game's first 24 points.
No. 7 Tennessee 73, Auburn 52: Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and Tennessee pulled away late in opening Southeastern Conference play with a victory at Auburn.
The Lady Vols (9-3, 1-0 SEC) closed the game on a 19-6 run to turn a tight contest into a blowout.
No. 17 Georgia 67, Arkansas 57: Center Jasmine Hassell had 19 points and host Georgia made 10 three-pointers. Fairdale graduate C'eira Ricketts had 14 points for Arkansas.