Nick Johnson scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke 72-66 on Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Illinois coach John Groce scored his second major commitment in as many weeks Thursday night when No. 28 senior recruit Quentin Snider (Louisville, Ky./Ballard) chose the Fighting Illini over UCLA.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Olander started 26 games last season and averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. The Huskies, under first-year coach Kevin Ollie, won 20 games but were ineligible for the NCAA tournament because of poor past academic performance.