Mark Smith had a career-high 21 points and Kipper Nichols tied his best with 16 to push Illinois past DePaul 82-73 on Friday night.
Jaylen Hands scores 22 points and Thomas Welsh adds 13 points to lead UCLA to a 96-68 win.
Omaha challenges No. 18 Louisville at home, but they do not have enough as the Cardinals win 87-78.
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