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Illinois men’s basketball falls to 2-4 in Big Ten with loss at Purdue

Illinois men’s basketball falls to 2-4 in Big Ten with loss at Purdue

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

An early three-point barrage from Purdue set the tone early in the Boilermakers’ 91-68 blowout win over the Illini men’s basketball team. Illinois continued to struggle on many of the same fronts the team has been lacking on lately. Poor transition defense put the Illini in the hole early, falling... Read more »

Average winter break for Illinois, first game of semester against Purdue

Average winter break for Illinois, first game of semester against Purdue

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Winter break is over, and maybe Illinois basketball’s mediocrity is as well. Over the past month, the Illini have gone 4-3, starting the conference season 2-3. It’s nothing too special and it’s only a one-win improvement from last season’s winter break. But, in my opinion, the Illini are exa... Read more »

Illinois men’s basketball heads to Purdue

Illinois men’s basketball heads to Purdue

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s basketball team will face one of its toughest tests of the season on Tuesday when it travels to West Lafayette, Indiana, to take on Purdue. After a back-and-forth winter break, the Illini will look to get on track against a top-25 team. No. 21 Purdue (14-4, 3-2) is coming ... Read more »

Illinois loses 62-56 to Maryland

Illinois loses 62-56 to Maryland

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Despite a strong first half, the Illinois men’s basketball team couldn’t finish its performance, losing 62-56 to Maryland behind dismal second half shooting at State Farm Center on Saturday. The Terrapins (16-2, 4-1) won the previous matchup this season against the Illini at College Park, Maryland. But... Read more »

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Photo & Video, Sports, Top Stories

Photo Gallery: Illini basketball vs Maryland

Photo Gallery: Illini Basketball vs. Michigan

Photo Gallery: Illini Basketball vs. Michigan

January 11, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Photo & Video, Sports, Top Stories

Photo Gallery: Illini Basketball vs. Michigan

The keys to an Illinois victory over Indiana

The keys to an Illinois victory over Indiana

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
January 7, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Earlier this season the Illinois basketball team found itself in a tough three-game losing streak. After starting the season off 4-3, the Illini surged and have since gone 7-1. The roles have since been reversed when comparing Illinois and Saturday's opponent Indiana. Indiana started the year off 8-1, but... Read more »

Unpredictability of Illinois basketball continues

Unpredictability of Illinois basketball continues

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Men’s Basketball was still competing. It has been a roller coaster of a season so far for the Illinois men’s basketball team. The Illini have recently rebounded from what seemed to be free-fall — a three-game losing streak — and are now trending... Read more »

Illinois basketball commit Williams tears ACL, out for senior season

Illinois basketball commit Williams tears ACL, out for senior season

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
December 11, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Illinois basketball team suffered a major blow off the court this past week. Four-star Illini commit DaMonte Williams tore his ACL in a high school game on Dec. 2. He will miss the rest of his senior season. Williams verbally committed to Illinois late February and signed his National Letter of In... Read more »