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5-4, 4th in Big Ten
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Northwestern outlasts Illinois in overtime, 72-68

Scottie Lindsey scored five of his game-high 22 points in overtime and Northwestern trailed for much of the evening before pulling out a 72-68 victory over Illinois on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

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State of the conferences: Big Ten

As the 2017-18 college basketball season gets underway, let's pause to consider the status of each major conference. Right now, the Big Ten looks underwhelming.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Big Ten/ACC challenge kicks off tonight at 7:00 PM on ESPN2. Per BPI the ACC is the favorite to win the challenge at 54%, the Big Ten has a 24% chance to win, and there is a 22% chance it ends in a 7-7 tie.

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Picking every game in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Overall, it might look pretty close, with the ACC and Big Ten both filled with good teams (and even a few elite ones). But go game by game and things do not look good for the Big Ten.

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These teams are already looking for answers

Northwestern made history last season with its first NCAA tournament appearance. This season? Already two losses. It's too early to panic, but not too early to regroup. And the Wildcats aren't alone. Michigan State, Kentucky and more are searching.

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Texas Tech claims Hall-of-Fame Tip-Off title (2:51)
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Red Raiders' Moretti sinks 3-point jumper (0:16)
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Pardon slams a dunk, gets block on other end (0:39)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Falzon making his first appearance since November 2016. Was one of Northwestern's best perimeter shooters in the 2015-16 season. 6-foot-8 forward.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Hot start for Northwestern against La Salle after suffering a loss on Wednesday night. They have 11 points -- Bryant McIntosh has scored or assisted every point thus far.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern's loss to Creighton was the first time this season a top-25 team lost to an unranked opponent, per @ESPNStatsInfo.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Really solid win for Creighton at Northwestern. Bluejays not missing a beat early despite some personnel losses from last season. They've scored at least 92 points in all three games so far.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Feel like Creighton has come close to putting the finishing touches on Northwestern at least twice already. Wildcats hanging around, though. Marcus Foster should be getting all the touches the last couple minutes. Two 3s and an assist in a three-minute span.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.8241st
Rebounds Per Game31.9325th
Assists Per Game13.8Tied-194th
Points Allowed70.7Tied-153rd

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