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Forward Michael Finke dunks the ball during the game against Western Carolina at the State Farm Center on Saturday. Illinois won 80-68.

Nunn, Finke establish career highs against Western Carolina

By Eli Schwadron December 7, 2015

Kendrick Nunn inbounded the ball to Michael Finke with six minutes left in the first half against Western Carolina Saturday. Finke caught the ball between the top of the key and the right wing, a few feet...

Quality of opening weekend opponents means Illini men's basketball can’t sleepwalk.

Quality of opening weekend opponents means Illini men's basketball can’t sleepwalk.

By Alex Roux November 12, 2015

Last season, Illinois basketball opened its schedule with two games in three days during the first weekend of the season. The Illini’s opponents? Georgia Southern and Coppin State.The 2015-16 Illini...

Low-post presence and outside shooting are key for Illini offense

By Eli Schwadron November 10, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] features talent in the low post and quality outside shooting for balanced offensive attack.During Sunday’s post-game presser, Jalen Coleman-Lands donned an orange Illinois vest over...

Coleman-Lands arrives ahead of schedule as Illini crush UIS

Coleman-Lands arrives ahead of schedule as Illini crush UIS

By Alex Roux November 10, 2015

Illinois delivering a beatdown in its first and only exhibition game to Division-II Illinois-Springfield Sunday was expected.The Prairie Stars put pressure on the Illini at times, but didn’t have the...

As Illini hoops season nears, some preseason takeaways can prove valuable

As Illini hoops season nears, some preseason takeaways can prove valuable

By Alex Roux November 3, 2015

State Farm Center is coming along.One month away from its almost-but-not-totally-finished grand opening for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge between Illinois and Notre Dame, shiny new facades and a retreat of...

Illinois' head coach John Groce instructs his team during the game against Kennesaw State at State Farm Center on Dec. 27, 2014. The Illini won 93-45.

Groce hosts recruit after Illini hoops scrimmage

By Alex Roux October 27, 2015

Just when you thought you could shift your attention to this year’s Illini basketball team, head coach John Groce arranged an 11th-hour recruiting visit.My man Derek Piper over at Scout.com dropped a...

Illinois' Kendrick Nunn drives to the basket during the game against Darthmouth at State Farm Center, on Dec. 10, 2013. The Illini won 72-65

Opening weekend for Illinois basketball comes on the heels of signing day

November 13, 2014

As if on cue, cold weather has arrived to remind us that basketball season is here. And yes, Illinois football has a very real chance of making a bowl game this season as winter approaches. But it’s...

Illini basketball signs four as signing period opens

November 13, 2014

By Nicholas Fortin Staff writer The Illinois men’s basketball team just got a whole lot deeper. The Illini, who will return 12 players next year, had four players sign national letters of intent to play...

It’s time to focus on this year’s team

It’s time to focus on this year’s team

October 22, 2014

Is anyone else ready for basketball season to start? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to watch actual Illinois basketball, featuring actual Illini players. You can only do so many fantasy projections...

Basketball recruit Elijah Thomas committed to Texas A&M over Illinois and other schools in a ceremony at Lancaster High School in Dallas on Tuesday.

Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M over Illinois, others

October 22, 2014

Elijah Thomas, the No. 29 player in the Class of 2015 according to ESPN.com, has committed to Texas A&M over Illinois and three other schools. The 6-foot-9 forward picked the Aggies over the Illini,...

Jawun Evans commits to Oklahoma State over Illini, USC

October 1, 2014

Jawun Evans, the No. 36-ranked player in ESPN’s Top 100 in the Class of 2015, has committed to Oklahoma State over Illinois. The highly-sought after point guard out of Dallas has long been one of John...

Coleman-Lands commitment is big step for Illini, Groce

Coleman-Lands commitment is big step for Illini, Groce

September 25, 2014

Illinois hasn’t had much luck lately with basketball recruits who stage live press conferences for their college announcements. Jalen Brunson and Cliff Alexander both snubbed the Illini during their...

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