Bulls overcome Kemba Walker's 47 points and snap a five-game losing streak to top Charlotte 123 -120.  Bulls are off Saturday night.

 In the NHL,  Chicago skates at Pittsburgh.

 College Basketball:  A career-high 21 points from Mark Smith and Kipper Nichols tied his best with 16 to push the Illini past Depaul 82-73. Illinois is back in action Sunday.  Chandler Hutchinson netted 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds Friday as Boise State defeated Illinois State 82 - 64.

 Girls Tourney Basketball:  At Geneseo: Annawan 57  St. Bede  35.   At the IMSA Tourney:  Arthur-Okaw Christian 66  Ottawa 51   Later: Ottawa 45  Aurora Christian  32    Princeton Tourney:  Bureau Valley 41  Putnam Co.  23.   Today:  at Geneseo Tourney:  LP plays Annawan and Geneseo. St. Bede gets Sherrard.   Hall and Mendota at the Oregon Tourney.  Ottawa continues play at IMSA.

 Junior College Basketball:  IVCC men bounce back from a Thursday loss by stopping Waubonsee 74 -67.   Keymonta Johnson hit 24 points and grabbed 14 boards. 

  Top 25 Football:  

   Alabama and Mercer;  Miami and Virginia; Oklahoma and Kansas; Ohio State and Illinois; Notre Dame and Navy.

   Chicago media reporting Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis rejected their qualifying offers to be come free agents. 

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