Gordon Twists the Knife Against Illini

Rhode Island survives Duquesne, Stanford stumbles in Oregon
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 13, 2008 10:14 PM CST
Indiana guard Eric Gordon drives on Illinois forward Brian Randle in second half of a college basketball game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. Indiana won 62-58. (AP Photo/Tom...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The #10 Indiana Hoosiers rallied from seven down to win 62-58 against Illinois—on the strength of 17 points from freshman Eric Gordon, who had verbally committed to the Illini before changing his mind in favor of his home state. It was Indiana's tenth consecutive win, and 27th straight at home. Also in Top 25 college hoops:

  • Diminutive Tajuan Porter (5'6") outshone Brook Lopez (7'0"), making a key steal from the behemoth late in Oregon's 71-66 victory over Stanford.
  • Rhode Island survived doughty Duquesne's upset attempt, winning 80-78 on a turnaround three-pointer with 11 seconds left.