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Illinois 74, No. 1 Indiana 72
Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana Thursday night, the fifth straight week the nation's 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 .9 seconds left and gently laid the ball into the basket.
Hundreds of Illinois students rushed the court, but held their collective breath while the officials checked replays to make sure Griffey had beaten the clock. They erupted once more when the officials signaled the shot was good, and Paul and Richardson hugged and cried.
The upset ended a three-game losing streak for Illinois.
The Hoosiers (20-3, 8-2) took over the top spot in The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday.
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, while Will Sheehey had 13, Christian Watford 12 and Jordan Hulls 11.
No. 8 Penn State 76, Indiana 54
Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas each scored 20 points to lead N Penn State to a win over Indiana.
Mia Nickson had 13 points and Dara Taylor added 10 for the Lady Lions (19-3, 9-1 Big Ten), who have won 13 of their last 14 games.
Aulani Sinclair had 21 and Jasmine McGhee had 12 for the Hoosiers (10-13, 1-9), who have lost eight straight.
The Lady Lions went on a 15-2 run in the second half to go up 18 points on two free throws by Lucas with 11:22 left to play. The Lady Lions took a 41-34 lead on baskets by Bentley and Taylor after the Hoosiers got within three at the start of the second half.
Sinclair and McGhee scored right away in the second half to get within three, 37-34, before the Lady Lions pulled away.
No. 9 Georgia 61, Auburn 58
Jasmine Hassell scored 15 points and Georgia overcame its second-half struggles to edge Auburn, giving the Tigers their seventh-straight loss.
The Lady Bulldogs, coming off a win at No. 8 Kentucky on Sunday, led 34-22 at halftime. Georgia made only 2 of 16 shots from the field in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Auburn made only 3 of 15 free throws, including each of its five attempts in the final 3 minutes.