Tuesday scoreboard: Redbird men dig early hole in loss to Crusaders

Tuesday’s scoreboard is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

Men’s College Basketball–
Valparaiso 69, Illinois State 53 (Valpo scored game’s first 14 points)
Illinois 79, Michigan State 74 (first Top 10 win for Illini since 2013)

Boys High School Basketball–
Metamora 69, Bloomington 65
Normal West 60, Peoria 48
Central Catholic at Prairie Central, postponed
Deer Creek-Mackinaw 53, Ridgeview 37
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 48, Watseka 35
Flanagan-Cornell 67, Lexington 47
Pontiac 73, Illinois Valley Central 59
East Peoria 66, Olympia 31
Tremont 73, Hartsburg-Emden 48
Eureka 70, Heyworth 38
Morris 41, Dwight 33
Lincoln 64, Mt. Zion 37

Girls High School Basketballl–
Normal Community 62, Urbana 35
U-High 69, Rochester 34
Gibson City-Mevin-Sibley 51, Peotone 37
Lexington 52, LeRoy 49

Wednesday’s schedule:

Women’s College Basketballl–
Millikin at Illinois Wesleyan, 7 p.m.

Men’s College Basketball–
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central, 7 p.m.

Girls High School Basketball–
U-High at Springfield Southeast, 7 p.m.
Normal West at Peoria Manual, 7:30 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Semifinals at Mackinaw–
Eureka vs. Tremont, 6 p.m.
Deer Creek-Mackinaw vs. Farmington, 7:30 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Semifinals at Minonk–
Fieldcrest vs. Tri-Valley, 6 p.m.
Olympia vs. El Paso-Gridley, 7:30 p.m.



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