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NCAA Roundup: Northwestern, Illinois ousted

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NCAA Roundup: Northwestern, Illinois ousted

Friday, March 11, 2011
Posted: 1:37 p.m. Updated: 4:19 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jared Sullingerhad 20 points and 18 rebounds to help No. 1 Ohio State beatNorthwestern 67-61 in overtime on Friday in the Big Ten tournamentquarterfinals.Sullinger made all 10 of his freethrows in overtime after missing a baseline jumper that would have wonthe game as time expired in regulation. His 18 rebounds fell one shortof the tournament record set by Ohio State's Greg Oden in 2007.Aaron Craft scored 17 points, and Jon Diebler added 13 for the Buckeyes (30-2).John Shurna scored 23 points, Michael Thompson scored 15 points and Drew Crawfordhad 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (18-13). Thompson wascoming off a tournament-record 35 points in Thursday's win overMinnesota.

Boxscore Complete RecapMichigan's late rally knocks out Illinois
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Darius Morrisscored eight of his 17 points in the final eight minutes Friday,leading Michigan back from a nine-point deficit to beat Illinois 60-55in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.Wolverines coach John Beilein beatthe tourney's winningest team, won his 1,000th game as a head coach andset up a semifinal date Saturday with No. 1 Ohio State.Mike Tisdale, Demetri McCamey and Brandon Pauleach scored 10 points to lead the Fighting Illini (19-13). It's onlythe second time in 14 years that Illinois did not advance to the semis.After closing the first half on a17-4 run, the Illini didn't let Michigan (20-12) get closer than sevenuntil Morris took over late.Morris tied the score at 51 with 3:24 left, and Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 3-pointer with 1:42 left finally gave Michigan a 56-53 lead that it didn't relinquish.Boxscore Complete Recap
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DePaul extends contract of women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno through 2023-24

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DePaul extends contract of women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno through 2023-24

One of the icons of DePaul athletics is sticking around.

Monday, DePaul extended the contract of women's basketball head coach Doug Bruno through the 2023-24 season. Bruno just wrapped up his 32nd season as head coach of his alma mater, leading DePaul to its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament.

While the Blue Demons were eliminated in the Round of 32 this March, Bruno has led the program to the Sweet 16 three of the last eight seasons.

“I am so thankful to be working at a great institution like DePaul,” Bruno said in a press release. “I never would have been here without coach Ray Meyer who gave me a basketball scholarship, Frank McGrath and Gene Sullivan who hired me in the 1970s."

Behind Bruno, DePaul went 27-8 in 2017-18, winning its fifth-straight Big East regular-season title. The Blue Demons also won their third Big East Tournament title in five years, defeating rival Marquette 98-63. Bruno also picked up his 700th career victory in February, defeating conference-foe Butler 86-68.

“I’ve been fortunate to have great assistant coaches through all the years,” he said. “My current staff is absolutely one of the best in the country.

"Most important, the reason you succeed is the players. I’ve been blessed to have tremendous student-athletes help build the DePaul women’s basketball legacy.

“I am excited about this contract extension because we still have work to do. As proud as we are of everything we have achieved, our expectation through the length of this extension is to take the Blue Demons to even higher places.”

 

Loyola rewards Porter Moser with multi-year contract extension

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Loyola rewards Porter Moser with multi-year contract extension

Loyola is rewarding Porter Moser for his basketball team's success this season.

Loyola and Moser have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is through the 2025-26 season.

"We are excited to be able to announce a new contract for Porter that will keep him at Loyola a long time," Loyola Director of Athletics Steve Watson said. "He is the perfect fit for Loyola and operates his program the right way, with student-athletes who achieve excellence on the court and in the classroom and are also excellent representatives of the institution.

"We are fortunate to work at a university like Loyola, that values and has made a commitment to athletics. It is nice to reward Porter not just for an outstanding season, but also for the job he has done during his time here."

That's a well-deserved extension for a head coach who led the Ramblers to a NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1985.

As the 11th seed, Loyola exceeded all expectations, shocking the world with a Final Four appearance. The Ramblers took down No. 6 Miami, No. 3 Tennessee, No. 7 Nevada, and No. 9 Kansas State before losing to No. 3 Michigan, who would go on to lose to No. 1 Villanova in the championship game.

Loyola finished the regular season with a 28-5 record and a MVC Championship.

In seven seasons, Moser has a 121-111 record with the Ramblers, though three of his last four have been winning seasons.