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UNDATED (AP) — The game of the weekend in the Big Ten pits No. 12 Michigan at No. 14 Michigan State on Sunday. Juwan Howard will coach his first game against the rival Spartans in East Lansing. The Wolverines already have played four top-10 opponents but probably will be without injured forward Isaiah Livers. Rutgers will go for its first road win when it visits Nebraska on Friday night. The Scarlet Knights are 10-0 at home but 0-3 away from campus. The Northwestern women host Iowa on Sunday after posting an eye-opening win over Maryland on Tuesday.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston had 21 points and Xavier Tillman scored 19, leading No. 14 Michigan State to a 76-56 win over Illinois. The Spartans have won six straight and have won their first three conference games to stay alone in first place. Michigan State led the entire game but had just a six-point edge at halftime Thursday night. The Spartans pulled away early in the second half with a 15-3 run. The Fighting Illini lost a lopsided game in Big Ten play for the first time this season. They had a one-point loss at Maryland and beat Michigan.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee scored two touchdowns in a span of 30 seconds, using an onside kick to help erase a double-digit deficit, and then held on to stun Indiana 23-22 in the Gator Bowl on Thursday night. The Volunteers closed out coach Jeremy Pruitt's second season with their sixth consecutive victory and won their fourth straight bowl, first since 2016. Indiana's Logan Justus missed an extra point in the third quarter that turned out to be costly and was wide right on a 52-yard field goal attempt with 2:12 remaining. Justus' kick had the distance but sailed just outside the right upright.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Haarms scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting to lead Purdue to a 83-78 victory in double overtime over Minnesota in Big Ten action. Haarms came up big in the second overtime as the Boilermakers scoring the first two baskets of the second overtime for the Boilermakers. Sasha Stefanovic, who finished with 17 points, gave Purdue a 78-75 lead with a 3. With 40 seconds, Trevion Williams sank two free throws to put Purdue ahead 80-75.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was hired five years ago at Michigan to restore glory for college football's winningest program. It might happen, but it hasn't yet. His record is marred by a winless record against Ohio State and four straight bowl game losses. Harbaugh insists the future is bright. He says he feels good about some of the young players that got experience this season. Michigan has been good with its former star quarterback on the sideline, winning nine-plus games on average since returned to coach. Just not good enough to challenge for a title.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue has hired Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator. Diaco replaces Nick Holt, who was co-defensive coordinator for the Boilermakers the last three seasons. Diaco went 11-26 in three seasons as Connecticut's head coach and has been the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Nebraska and Louisiana Tech. The change comes after an injury-riddled season kept Purdue out of a bowl game for the first time since Jeff Brohm took over as head coach following the 2016 season.

UNDATED (AP) — Former Maryland football coach D.J. Durkin has been hired as an assistant coach by Mississippi. Durkin was fired by Maryland during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills. He spent part of this past season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons. Durkin will join new Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin's defensive staff. He had stints as defensive coordinator at Michigan and Florida before being hired as head coach at Maryland at age 37. He went 10-15 in two seasons with the Terrapins. Reports of dysfunction in the football program emerged after the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. He collapsed during conditioning drills because of heat-related illness.

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