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College basketball roundup: No. 1 Indiana upset by Illinois

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Illinois' Tyler Griffey watches his winning shot go in against No. 1 Indiana on Thursday in Champaign, Ill. The Illini won, 74-72. (AP)
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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 10:03 p.m.
 

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass, and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana, 74-72, on Thursday night, the fifth straight week in which a top-ranked team has lost.

The Illini (16-8, 3-7 Big Ten) trailed, 41-29, at halftime and by double digits for most of the second half before closing the game on a 13-2 run over the final 3:36.

With the score tied, Indiana's Victor Oladipo turned the ball over and recovered to block a breakaway layup by D.J. Richardson out of bounds with less than a second to play.

Griffey, who was open after setting a screen, took the inbounds pass from Brandon Paul with 0.9 seconds left and gently laid the ball into the basket.

Hundreds of Illinois students rushed the court.

The upset ended a three-game losing skid for Illinois.

Richardson had 23 points for Illinois, Paul had 21, and Griffey finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.

This was Illinois' third win over a No. 1 team and first since beating Wake Forest in 2004.

Cody Zeller led Indiana with 14 points. Will Sheehey had 13, Christian Watford 12 and Jordan Hulls 11.

The Hoosiers (20-3, 8-2) took over the top spot in The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday.

No. 4 Duke 98, N.C. State 85 — In Durham, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored 30 points, Seth Curry added 26 and Duke (20-2, 7-2 ACC) held on.

Texas A&M 70, No. 21 Missouri 68 — In College Station, Texas, Fabyon Harris had 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, to help Texas A&M (14-8, 4-5 SEC) to an upset of Missouri (16-6, 5-4).

District women

No. 8 Penn State 76, Indiana 54 — In Bloomington, Ind., Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas each scored 20 points to lead Penn State.

Mia Nickson had 13 points, and Dara Taylor added 10 for the Nittany Lions (19-3, 9-1 Big Ten).

Duquesne 61, St. Bonaventure 33 — At Palumbo Center, April Robinson led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points, and the Dukes (18-4, 7-1 Atlantic 10) bounced back from their first conference loss of the season.

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