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.