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The Basketball Tournament: House of ‘Paign comeback effort falls short against Red Scare

House of Paign player Andres Feliz shoots the ball during the match against Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 10, 2020

House of ‘Paign lost to Red Scare 83-76 in The Basketball Tournament. After two impressive wins to start the tournament, House of ‘Paign was eliminated as they struggled to find much comfort throughout the game. For the first time in the tournament, Mike Daum struggled offensively. After back-t...

The Basketball Tournament 2020: House of ‘Paign to face Red Scare in quarterfinals

House of Paign player Billy Garrett jumps and catches the ball during the match against Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 10, 2020

House of ‘Paign will face Red Scare in the quarterfinal of The Basketball Tournament this afternoon. House of ‘Paign is coming off of a big second-round win against Carmen’s Crew, the No. 1 seed in the tournament and the reigning champions. Carmen’s Crew, the Ohio State alumni team, was the he...

House of ‘Paign hold off top seeded Carmen’s Crew

House of Paign player Mike Daum celebrates with teammate Kyle Vinales after winning their match against Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament on Wednesday.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

The House of ‘Paign knocked off the top-seeded Carmen’s Crew in The Basketball Tournament to advance to the quarter-finals. Led by another great performance from Mike Daum — 23 points and 8 rebounds — the House of ‘Paign defeated the defending champions, 76-68. Daum offensively was a huge part of...

The Basketball Tournament 2020: House of ‘Paign set to face Carmen’s Crew in second round

House of Paign player Michael Finke holds the ball away from a defender during their match against War Tampa on Saturday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 8, 2020

The House of ‘Paign, a basketball team comprised of mostly former Illini, will face Carmen’s Crew, a team comprised of mostly Ohio State alumni, in the second round of The Basketball Tournament. In the first round of the tournament, the House of ‘Paign dominated War Tampa. Led by former All-American...

The Basketball Tournament 2020: House of ‘Paign notches first win over War Tampa

House of Paign player Michael Finke goes for a dunk during their match against War Tampa on Saturday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 5, 2020

The House of ‘Paign defeated War Tampa 76-53 in the first round of The Basketball Tournament. In a dominant opening performance, the House of ‘Paign were able to limit War Tampa to a measly 30% shooting from the field and 13% shooting from three. War Tampa only had one player reach double-digit point...

House of ‘Paign TBT Team Preps for First Game

Senior Andres Feliz pushes forward against a defender during the match against Indiana on March 1, 2020 at State Farm Center. Feliz is part of the House of Paign team that is scheduled to compete in the TBT tournament tonight.

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

July 4, 2020

The House of ‘Paign will compete tonight in their first-ever game in The Basketball Tournament. The team is comprised of mostly former Illini, headlined by recent graduates Andres Feliz ’20, Leron Black ’18 and Malcolm Hill ’17. The team also consists of former DePaul standout Billy Garrett...

Illinois High School Association Boys Basketball tournament returning to Champaign

The State Farm Center, located at 1800 S. First St. in Champaign, sits  on April 3, 2019.

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

For the first time since 1995, Champaign will play host for the Illinois High School Association Boys Basketball March Madness tournament after Peoria hosted the event for the past quarter century. The tournament, which had been played annually until this season since 1919, will be played at the State...

Oklahoma State basketball program sentenced for violations committed under Brad Underwood

Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood points towards the court during the match against Nebraska at State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois on Monday, Feb. 24.

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

June 5, 2020

The Oklahoma State men’s basketball program was hit with a slew of punishments on Friday, which included a ban from 2021 postseason play, for NCAA violations that took place during current Illini coach Brad Underwood’s tenure. The violations are specifically tied to the accepting of bribes to steer pla...

Where would Illinois basketball be if they beat Rutgers in 2017?

Former Illinois Head Basketball Coach John Groce looks toward the court during the match against NC State on Nov. 29, 2016.

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2020

It’s March 4, 2017. All Illinois had to do was defeat Rutgers. It didn’t matter if it was by one or 50 points. If Illinois could manage to knock off the worst team in the Big Ten, they would’ve clinched their first NCAA tournament appearance since John Groce’s inaugural season. Newly hired a...

Whitman, Illinois plan for return of men’s basketball, football student-athletes June 3

Illinois wide reveiver Josh Imatorbhebhe and teammates celebrate a touchdown during the game against Wisconsin.  The Illini won 24-23.

By Gabby Hajduk, Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

For the first time in months, Josh Whitman was able to give his staff, his student-athletes and Illinois fans positive information when it comes to the return of sports. On Friday, the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its preparing to return Illini football and m...

Sports staff reacts to ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes

Bulls guard Michael Jordan steals the ball from Jazz forward Karl Malone during Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 14, 1998. Jordan took the ball and drove to the basket to hit the game-winning shot.

By Daily Illini Sports Staff, Sports Staff

May 18, 2020

Well, here we are. We've reached the end of the best thing to happen in sports for months. The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” aired Sunday and wow, what an emotional rollercoaster this series was. From the Jerry Krause bullying, to Dennis Rodman's Vegas night, to the deaths of Jordan and...

Dosunmu, Quade win Dike Eddleman Athlete of the Year awards

Senior Jacqueline Quade and Sophomore Ayo Dosunmu were named Dicke Eddleman Athletes of the Year on Wednesday.

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor

May 14, 2020

Illinois men’s basketball guard Ayo Dosunmu and women’s volleyball outside hitter Jacqueline Quade were named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the Year for their past season performances. The award is named after Dike Eddleman, who garnered 11 varsity letters at Illinois. Dosunmu became the first male b...

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