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@ UIC 
W 72-67
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vs. Oak 
W 83-63
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vs. UIC 
W 70-56
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@ Valpo 
L 44-54
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@ IllSt 
L 56-69
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Lee's 18 points lead Illinois State, 69-56 in NIT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Paris Lee hit the shots when it mattered, scoring 18 points late in the game, and also made two key steals late to lead Illinois State past the Wisconsin-Green Bay 69-56 in Wednesday's first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Daishon Knight added 17 points, and Reggie Lynch and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 15 and 14, respectively, for the Redbirds (22-12).

ISU went 0 of 8 from the 3-point line until the second half. Lynch nailed a 3 with 16:13 left to put ISU up for good, and Lee followed 12 seconds later with another. The Redbirds went 4 for 16 from beyond the stripe.

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Leaders
Points: K. Sykes18.6
Rebounds: J. Fouse7.1
Assists: K. Sykes4.0
FG%: K. Sykes45.2%
FT%: K. Sykes78.0%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: J. Fouse1.9
Blocks: G. Mays1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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Horizon Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Valparaiso 13-3 28-6
Green Bay 12-4 24-9
Cleveland State 11-5 19-15
Oakland 11-5 16-17
Milwaukee 9-7 14-16
Detroit 7-9 15-18
UIC 4-12 10-24
Wright State 3-13 11-20
Youngstown State 2-14 11-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.2 (152)
Rebounds: 11.2 (132)
Assists: 14.1 (65)
FG%: 45.9% (63)
FT%: 64.3% (328)
3P%: 29.4% (339)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 60.8 (41)
Rebounds: 24.5 (108)
Assists: 10.9 (54)
FG%: 40.5% (70)
FT%: 66.8% (56)
3P%: 32.8% (103)
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