ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ohio State defensive end Chase Young has been selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. No. 2 Ohio State boasts the nation’s No. 1 defense, with Young leading the way. The junior has a school-record 16½ sacks _ the most by a Big Ten player in 21 years _ 30½ in three seasons. Ohio State coach Ryan Day was chosen Coach of the Year by media, while Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck was picked by the Big Ten’s coaches in voting announced by the conference.
CHICAGO (AP) - Zach LaVine scored 25 points, Wendell Carter Jr. had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls hung on for a 106-99 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies after nearly losing a 22-point lead. Lauri Markkanen added 15 points as the Bulls won their second straight. Jonas Valanciunas had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jae Crowder each scored 15 points for Memphis, which has dropped eight of nine.
CHICAGO (AP) - DePaul is 8-0 for the first time since the 1986-87 team won its first 16 games and turning heads in a way the once-proud program hasn’t in years. With NCAA runner-up Texas Tech visiting on Wednesday, the Blue Demons could really open some eyes. DePaul already has road wins over Iowa, Boston College and Minnesota. The Blue Demons got 18 votes in this week’s AP Poll. There’s even a #RankDePaul hashtag trending on Twitter. And if the Blue Demons beat Texas Tech, fans just might get their wish.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jalen Coleman-Lands scored eight of his 18 points in overtime to lead DePaul to a 65-60 win over Texas Tech. DePaul (9-0) is off to its best start since the 1986-87 season where the Blue Demons started 16-0.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Xavier Johnson and Andrew Lewis combined for 41 points and Chicago State rallied past SIU-Edwardsville in the second half to claim an 89-81 victory that broke a near-record losing streak. The Cougars entered with a 58-game losing streak on the road or at neutral sites. Chicago State (4-6) trailed by double digits much of the first half until closing on a 13-2 run, cutting SIUE’s lead to 42-41 at halftime.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Jarred Godfrey had 20 points as Purdue Fort Wayne narrowly defeated Eastern Illinois 74-69. Marcus DeBerry had 12 points for Purdue Fort Wayne (6-5), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Brian Patrick added 11 points and six rebounds. Matt Holba had 10 points for the home team.
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