— Will Carius socred 21 points and Cameron Burrell posted a double-double and Western Illinois downed Denver 82-75 on Saturday night.
— Will Carius had 27 points as Western Illinois defeated Denver 75-69 on Friday night.
— Will Carius scored 22 points as Western Illinois defeated Nebraska Omaha 75-73 on Saturday night.
— Colton Sandage had a season-high 28 points plus 10 assists as Western Illinois snapped its eight-game losing streak, getting past North Dakota 99-87 on Saturday night.
— Filip Rebraca had 25 points and 14 rebounds as North Dakota edged past Western Illinois 83-81 on Friday night.
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— Tasos Kamateros had a career-high 21 points as South Dakota won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Western Illinois 84-74 on Saturday night.
— Tasos Kamateros had 15 points as South Dakota narrowly defeated Western Illinois 65-60 on Friday night.
— Noah Freidel had 25 points as South Dakota State easily beat Western Illinois 92-63 on Saturday night.
— Douglas Wilson had 22 points as South Dakota State topped Western Illinois 83-77 on Friday night.
— Tyree Eady had 16 points to lead six North Dakota State players in double figures as the Bison defeated Western Illinois 78-67 on Sunday for a weekend sweep.
— Sam Griesel recorded 11 points and 12 rebounds to help carry North Dakota State to a 68-50 win over Western Illinois on Saturday.
— Javon Freeman-Liberty had 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals on Wednesday night to help DePaul beat Western Illinois 91-72 as the Blue Demons opened their season almost a month after their opener was originally scheduled.
— Josiah Wallace had 22 points as Eastern Illinois narrowly defeated Western Illinois 92-88 on Saturday.
— Aundre Polk had 19 points to lead five Central Michigan players in double figures as the Chippewas beat Western Illinois 79-73 on Sunday.
— Luka Garza scored 35 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Iowa stayed unbeaten with a 99-58 win over Western Illinois on Thursday night.
Rick Pitino, Billy Gillispie and Bryce Drew are among those who will be back on a Division I sideline this season.
Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the past two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota.
Guard Kobe Webster tweeted Saturday that he's leaving Western Illinois to play at Nebraska next season as a graduate transfer.
Ade Murkey had 33 points as Denver defeated Western Illinois 69-63 on Saturday.
Kevin Obanor had 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds as Oral Roberts easily beat Western Illinois 113-70 on Thursday night.
Marlon Ruffin had a season-high 30 points to lift Omaha to a 93-86 win over Western Illinois on Saturday, its third win in a week.
De'Sean Allen-Eikens and Filip Rebraca scored 19 points apiece as North Dakota edged Western Illinois 86-83 in overtime on Saturday night.
Stanley Umude had a season-high 28 points as South Dakota won its eighth consecutive game, topping Western Illinois 85-72 on Wednesday night.