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No. 21 Illinois tops Michigan on the road, 64-62

No. 21 Illinois tops Michigan on the road, 64-62

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

With the shot clock ticking down and the game tied at 62, sophomore Ayo Dosunmu made his move to the basket. As he crossed over back and forth off the dribble, he was eventually cut off, trying to lean in and settled for a contested jumper from the foul line. Though it wasn’t an ideal look, Dosunmu...

No. 21 Illinois ties for first in the Big Ten ahead of road trip to Michigan Saturday

No. 21 Illinois ties for first in the Big Ten ahead of road trip to Michigan Saturday

By Sports Desk

January 24, 2020

The No. 21 Illinois men's basketball team (14-5; 6-2) is tied for first in the Big Ten after No. 11-ranked Michigan State (14-5; 6-2) fell to unranked Indiana (15-4; 5-3) in Bloomington, Ind. Thursday night. Illinois will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. Saturday to face unranked Michigan for the second...

Grades and takeaways: Illinois at Purdue

Grades and takeaways: Illinois at Purdue

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

For the first time since 2008, Illinois went to Purdue and came out victorious, 79-62. Illinois overcame the adversity of sophomore Alan Griffin being ejected in the first half for stepping on Purdue’s Sasha Stefanovic and sophomore Giorgi Bezhanishvili picking up two early fouls. Illinois junior Trent ...

Frazier takes on task to lead Illini offense

Frazier takes on task to lead Illini offense

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

As the Illini looked to extend the lead to close the first half out in Saturday’s 75-71 victory over Northwestern, the ball found its way to junior Trent Frazier on the right wing. Frazier caught the ball and dragged it from side to side to survey his options, then immediately let it go from deep once he sa...

No. 21 Illinois earns first road win at Purdue since 2008

No. 21 Illinois earns first road win at Purdue since 2008

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Illinois basketball hasn’t left Mackey Arena with a win since December 2008. The No. 21 Illini (14-5, 6-2) broke the 11-game losing streak at Purdue Tuesday night with a 79-62 win, completing the sweep against the Boilermakers. “It was amazing to just look at that scoreboard and watch the time run out an...

Illini earn No. 21 spot in latest AP college hoops poll

Illini earn No. 21 spot in latest AP college hoops poll

By Brendyn Jones, Assistant Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

The Illini have moved up the ranking ladder. The Illinois men’s basketball team (13-5) has climbed up to No. 21 in the AP Top 25 poll released on Monday after beating Northwestern 75-71 on Saturday. This is the team’s second week being ranked this season, rising from No. 24 the week before. No. 2...

Grades and takeaways: Illinois defeats Northwestern 75-71

Grades and takeaways: Illinois defeats Northwestern 75-71

By Alec Busse, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

No. 24 Illinois came into Saturday with the second-highest defensive efficiency rating in the Big Ten, but the offense is what carried them to a win 75-71 win over Big Ten basement-dweller Northwestern. Illinois had five players finish in double digits in points and as a team shot 50% from the field....

No. 24 Illinois collects fourth-straight win, Frazier earns 1,000th career point

No. 24 Illinois collects fourth-straight win, Frazier earns 1,000th career point

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

Riding the momentum of being ranked for the first time since 2014, No. 24 Illinois basketball (13-5, 5-2) added to its now four-game win streak with a 75-71 win over Northwestern (6-11, 1-6) at State Farm Center. Junior Trent Frazier and sophomore Ayo Dosunmu locked down the win. Along with becoming ...

Illinois edges past Rutgers 54-51 at home

Illinois edges past Rutgers 54-51 at home

By Nathan DeHaan, On Air Editor for Sports

January 11, 2020

It's hard to imagine what “winning ugly” looks like, but a great example was Illinois’ game against Rutgers on Saturday. The Illini struggled to score all game and never led by more than six points, but eventually shut down a good Rutgers team thanks to sophomore Ayo Dosunmu’s eight clutch point...

Illini snap 15-game losing streak against the Badgers in Madison

Illini snap 15-game losing streak against the Badgers in Madison

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

The Illini secured a historic 71-70 win against Wisconsin on Wednesday night, snapping a 15-game losing streak against the Badgers — Illinois’ longest losing streak against a Big Ten opponent. The Illini (11-5, 3-2) also scored over 70 points on the Badgers (9-6, 2-2) for the first time in 28 games....

Illinois derails Purdue 63-37 at home

Illinois derails Purdue 63-37 at home

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 5, 2020

Though defense hasn’t been the calling card of the Illinois basketball program under Brad Underwood, the Illini locked in and held Purdue to just 37 points while putting up 63 of their own in a victory Sunday night. Alan Griffin picked up the slack for Illinois off the bench, putting up a double-...

Grades and takeaways: Purdue falls at Illinois 63-37

Grades and takeaways: Purdue falls at Illinois 63-37

By Alec Busse, Contributing Writer

January 5, 2020

In a game many were calling a "must-win" for Illinois on Sunday night at State Farm Center against Purdue, the Illini handled a talented Purdue team 63-37 to improve their Big Ten record to 2-2 before traveling to Wisconsin on Wednesday. Illinois blitzed Matt Painter’s Boilermakers starting the game...

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