BIG TEN ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games
Illinois 70, Missouri 64
ST. LOUIS -- Luther Head scored 20 points and No. 1 Illinois overcame foul problems, poor shooting and a second-half surge by Missouri. Deron Williams added 19 points and five assists in a balanced attack for Illinois (11-0). Linas Kleiza had 25 points, one off his career best, for Missouri. He was in double figures at the free throw line for the second straight game, going 11-for-13, and added seven rebounds and three assists.
Charlotte 74, Indiana 73
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Charlotte's Brendan Plavich had just enough time to beat Indiana. Plavich caught an inbound pass from Curtis Withers with 0.7 seconds remaining, turned and heaved a game-winning shot from half-court. The play had to be reviewed by the officials, and the decision drew boos from the small Assembly Hall crowd when it was announced. It was the fourth straight win for Charlotte (7-2) and their first in four tries against the Hoosiers. Plavich finished with 21 points. Withers added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Indiana (2-6) was led by Bracey Wright who scored 19 points despite playing with a broken nose. But the Hoosiers have now lost six straight -- their longest losing streak since 1967-68.
Northwestern 72, Robert Morris 58
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Vedran Vukusic scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds and Michael Thompson added 16 points to lead Northwestern. Northwestern (5-5) led the entire game and opened with a 19-4 lead. Thompson scored 13 points in the first half for Northwestern on 6-of-7 shooting and Vedran Vukusic added 12 on 5-of-7 shooting. Northwestern went up by 28 points late in the half on Vukusic's basket. Derek Coleman scored 16 points for Robert Morris and Chaz McCrommon added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Minnesota 85, St. Francis, Pa. 67
MINNEAPOLIS -- Senior Aaron Robinson scored a career-high 20 points and Jeff Hagen added 16 for Minnesota. The Gophers (7-3) won their fifth straight, blowing the game open with a 26-5 run to close the first half. They shot 71 percent from the field in the first half and finished the game at 64 percent. Vincent Grier scored 12 points and Rico Tucker added 11 for Minnesota, while Darshan Luckey led St. Francis (5-4) with 14 points and Jason Osborne added 13.