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Hawkins hits 6 3s; Illinois St. beats UC Irvine 85-71 in NIT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Deontae Hawkins made a career-high six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead Illinois State to an 85-71 victory over UC Irvine in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night.

Top-seeded Illinois State (28-6) bounced back from a loss to Wichita State in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title game, and will play No. 4 seed Central Florida (22-11) in the second round.

Hawkins was 8 of 11 from the floor and made all six 3-point attempts. MiKyle McIntosh and Paris Lee added 13 points apiece for the Redbirds, who shot 52.5 percent (32 of 61) from the field and 13 of 25 (52 percent) from long range, and had a season-high 22 assists.

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Leaders
Points: L. Nelson16.9
Rebounds: J. Galloway7.6
Assists: J. Martin3.1
FG%: J. Martin43.8%
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: L. Nelson43.2%
Steals: L. Nelson1.7
Blocks: J. Galloway1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Big West Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UC Irvine 12-4 21-15
UC Davis 11-5 23-13
Cal State Fullerton 10-6 17-15
Long Beach State 9-7 15-19
Hawaii 8-8 14-16
CSUN 7-9 11-19
Cal Poly 6-10 11-20
UC Riverside 5-11 7-21
UC Santa Barbara 4-12 6-22
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