CHAMPAIGN – Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.
The Big Ten finished the two-day event with a 6-5 record.
Illinois (8-0) took charge behind Bertrand, who also scored on drives in the decisive surge to lift the Illini from a 58-54 deficit late in the second half.
The Illini finished the game on a 21-4 run.
Bertrand scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half. Brandon Paul also scored 15 points for the Illini, while forward Tyler Griffey and guard D.J. Richardson had 14 points apiece.
Kammeon Holsey led Georgia Tech (4-2) with 14 points.
No. 2 Duke 73, No. 4 Ohio St. 68: At Durham, N.C., Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and Duke rallied late and held on to beat Ohio State.
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored all 17 points in the second half. Ryan Kelly added 15 and hit 3-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt early during the 20-7 run that put the Blue Devils (7-0) ahead to stay.
Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1).
Miami 67, No. 13 Michigan St. 59: At Coral Gables, Fla., senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points, and Miami beat Michigan State (5-2).
Miami (4-1) held the ball in the final seconds to run out the clock, and students then stormed the court, hoisting at least one player and the team mascot onto their shoulders and chanting, “ACC.”
Virginia 60, Wisconsin 54: At Madison, Wis., Joe Harris scored 22 points to lead Virginia (5-2) over Wisconsin.
Ben Brust led Wisconsin (4-3) with 15 points, and Jared Berggren added 12.
Purdue 73, Clemson 61: At Clemson, S.C., D.J. Byrd had 20 points and six 3-pointers in the first half as Purdue built a big lead and held on to defeat Clemson (4-2).
The Boilermakers (3-3) won in the conference challenge for a fourth straight year and did so on the strength of their early outside shooting. Byrd was 6 of 9 from beyond the arc, and Purdue had seven threes overall to lead 42-22 at the break.
Boston College 73, Penn St. 61: At State College, Pa., freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 22 points, and Boston College withstood a furious late-game rally to beat Penn State.
The Eagles (3-4) led by 20 with 6:21 left before an 18-1 run got Penn State within 60-57 with 3:05 left, led by Jermaine Marshall (25 points) and D.J. Newbill (22).