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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 18, 2009 4:00PM

Bulls Topple Kings
The Bulls are off to a good start on this year's Circus Trip and are also off to their best start overall in 12 years (6-4) after a 101-87 victory over Sacramento last night. It was also the first time the Bulls broke 100 points in a game and they were paced by John Salmons who scored 23; Joakim Noah (15 points, 14 rebounds) and Luol Deng (16 points, 10 rebounds) added double-doubles. With the hot start, the Bulls are already hearing the whispers about the echos of Jordan and Pippen. After the win, Derrick Rose tried to keep things in perspective, saying, "We're not even near them right now, hopefully one day we'll get there but it's going to take a lot of time." Next up on the road trip are the Lakers tomorrow night (9:30 p.m., TNT).

College Basketball

  • The DePaul Blue Demons snapped an 18-game regular season losing streak last night by beating Columbia 59-53. Mac Koshwal led all scorers with 19 points.
  • #23 Illinois had little trouble with NIU last night, topping the Huskies 80-61. Freshman Brandon Paul powered the Illini with 20 points; Mike Davis added 14 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.
  • Geoff McCammon scored 22 points and Walt Gibler added 17 as the Ramblers of Loyola cruised past Canisius by an 89-69 final.