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NCAA Hoops: Illinois teams suffer rough night

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NCAA Hoops: Illinois teams suffer rough night

CHICAGO (AP) Ryan Broekhoff had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Valparaiso pulled away late for a 75-70 victory against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.

LaVonte Dority added 18 points and Kevin Van Wijk 16 for the Crusaders (12-5, 2-1 Horizon League).

Gary Talton had 25 points and Josh Crittle 16 for the Flames (10-6, 1-2).

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Loyola offense ice-cold in loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Jordan Fouse had 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals Wednesday night and Green Bay never trailed in beating Loyola of Chicago 58-45.

Keifer Sykes scored 11 points and contributed nine assists as the Phoenix (7-9, 1-2) won their Horizon League home opener after losing at Detroit and Wright State. Brennan Cougill added 10 points for Green Bay.

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NIU snaps five-game losing streak

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Aksel Bolin came off the bench for 11 points and Northern Illinois snapped a five-game losing streak, beating Miami (Ohio) 72-61 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Darrell Bowie and Abdel Springs added 10 apiece for Northern Illinois, which snapped a 13-game road losing streak against Miami.

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Bradley no match for Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Manny Arop and Justin Gant scored 13 points apiece to lead Indiana State to a 68-53 win over Bradley on Wednesday night.

Arop was 4 of 7 from the field, and Gant was 4 of 8 for the Sycamores (10-5, 3-1 Missouri Valley).

Jake Odum added 11 points, and RJ Mahurin and Dawon Cummings grabbed six rebounds apiece.

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Early's huge night leads Wichita St. over SIU

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Cleanthony Early had a hard time wrapping his head around what he accomplished Wednesday night.

Early scored 39 points - the most for a Wichita State player in over 27 years - and the No. 23 Shockers beat Southern Illinois 82-76 two days after returning to the national rankings.

Early's point total was the highest for the Shockers since All-America and future NBA star Xavier McDaniel scored 44 in 1985.

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White Sox add Dustin Garneau to help thin catching corps in wake of Welington Castillo suspension

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White Sox add Dustin Garneau to help thin catching corps in wake of Welington Castillo suspension

Is this the White Sox solution at catcher while Welington Castillo serves his 80-game suspension?

The team announced it claimed Dustin Garneau off waivers from the Oakland Athletics just hours after Castillo’s suspension became official. The White Sox simultaneously placed Miguel Gonzalez on the 60-day disabled list, freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster for Garneau, who was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.

Garneau, 30, has 87 major league games under his belt thanks to stints with A’s and Colorado Rockies. He split time between those two clubs last season and slashed .188/.272/.313 with a pair of homers and nine RBIs in 126 plate appearances.

The White Sox found themselves with few options Thursday morning, when Castillo was suspended for use of a performance-enhancing drug. Alfredo Gonzalez was summoned from Charlotte to take Castillo’s spot, though he wasn’t the team’s first choice. Kevan Smith, who played plenty at the big league level in 2017, is on the disabled list with an ankle injury. Seby Zavala, who is having a terrific offensive season at Double-A Birmingham, is also injured, though he likely wouldn't have been promoted as he continues to develop into a possible catcher of the future alongside Zack Collins.

The lack of internal options sent the White Sox outside the organization, and while Garneau is heading to Charlotte, he could potentially be up soon to help new No. 1 Omar Narvaez behind the plate while Castillo sits out the next three months.

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Edward

Head coach: Mike Rolando

Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood

How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Tinley Park

Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy

Sept. 7 @ Hope Academy

Sept. 14 vs Elmwood Park

Sept. 21 @ Guerin Prep

Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian

Oct. 5 vs IC Catholic Prep

Oct. 12 vs Fenton

Oct. 19 vs Ridgewood

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Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed

Biggest holes to fill: Replacing standout quarterback Dylan Mlinarich will likely be one of the bigger projects for the 'Wave.

EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload come August. Only two starters are back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit. WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced play maker this fall.