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No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Steve Moore celebrates after an Illinois turnover during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Illinois' Brandon Paul, left, passes the ball as Missouri's Matt Pressey defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, heads to the basket as Illinois' Sam Maniscalco defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Steve Moore celebrates with fans after Missouri's 78-74 victory over Illinois in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Matt Pressey (3) is fouled on his way to the basket by Illinois' Sam Maniscalco during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Michael Dixon, right, heads to the basket past Illinois' Meyers Leonard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Kim English (24) heads to the basket past Illinois' Meyers Leonard during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Missouri's Phil Pressey, left, heads to the basket past Illinois' Sam Maniscalco during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 9 Missouri holds off No. 25 Illinois 78-74

Illinois' Joseph Bertrand dunks as Missouri's Steve Moore, left, looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. Missouri won 78-74. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Buford leads No. 2 Ohio St over Miami, Ohio 69-40

Miami (Ohio)'s Julian Mavunga, left, drives to the basket against Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Buford leads No. 2 Ohio St over Miami, Ohio 69-40

Ohio State's William Buford, left, drives to the basket against Miami (Ohio)'s Will Sullivan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 69-40. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Buford leads No. 2 Ohio St over Miami, Ohio 69-40

Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, drives the baseline against Miami (Ohio)'s Quinten Rollins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Buford leads No. 2 Ohio St over Miami, Ohio 69-40

Miami (Ohio)'s Brian Sullivan, right, drives to the basket against Ohio State's Aaron Craft during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Buford leads No. 2 Ohio St over Miami, Ohio 69-40

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, left, shoots over Miami (Ohio)'s Drew McGhee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Buford leads No. 2 Ohio St over Miami, Ohio 69-40

Ohio State's Jordan Sibert, center, drives to the basket against Miami (Ohio)'s Adam Thomas, left, and Jon Harris during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 69-40. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

No. 18 Mississippi St beats Northwestern St 82-67

Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney (1) slams a dunk in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern State in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

No. 18 Mississippi St beats Northwestern St 82-67

Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Rodney Hood (4) shoots a basket past Northwestern State Demons center William Mosley in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

No. 18 Mississippi St beats Northwestern St 82-67

Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie (23) slams a first-half dunk during their NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern State in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

No. 23 Creighton beats Northwestern 87-79

Northwestern's Reggie Hearn (11) and Creighton's Gregory Echenique (00) go for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

No. 23 Creighton beats Northwestern 87-79

Creighton's Grant Gibbs, right, tries to steal the ball from Northwestern's John Shurna (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

No. 23 Creighton beats Northwestern 87-79

Northwestern's John Shurna (24) tries to steal the ball from Creighton's Grant Gibbs (10) during an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

No. 23 Creighton beats Northwestern 87-79

Northwestern's John Shurna (24) reacts to a call during their NCAA basketball game against Creighton, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

No. 1 Syracuse beats Tulane 80-61 to move to 13-0

Syracuse's Fab Melo, left, grabs a loose ball from Tulane's Trevante Dyre (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

Clark, Thompson lead No. 16 Hoyas over Memphis

Georgetown's Jason Clark releases a baseline shot and scores as Memphis' Wesley Witherspoon (11) and Chris Crawford (3) defend during first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Clark, Thompson lead No. 16 Hoyas over Memphis

Memphis forward Ferrakohn Hall, center, competes with Georgetown's Otto Porter (22) and Hollis Thompson for a rebound during first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Clark, Thompson lead No. 16 Hoyas over Memphis

Georgetown guard Markel Starks, left, tries to steal the ball from Memphis guard Will Barton (5) during second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Napier leads No. 8 UConn over Fairfield 79-71

Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (11) steals the ball from Fairfield's Ryan Olander, center, as Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi (34) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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