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Sophomore Colbert to transfer away from Illinois basketball

April 15, 2015

Illinois head basketball coach John Groce announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Austin Colbert has decided to transfer. “After meeting with Austin, he and I agree that it is in his best interest...

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State
February 6, 2015

If you take a quick look at Saturday’s matchup between Michigan State and Illinois on paper, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the Illini’s chances.  The game is at Michigan State and John...

Layup in final seconds gives Illini 60-58 win

Illinois' Malcolm Hill (21) drives into the paint before making the game-winning basket during the game against Penn State at State Farm Center on Jan. 31, 2015. The Illini won 60-58.
January 31, 2015

Malcolm Hill turned off a double team with just seconds remaining and drove to the basket. The baby-face sophomore had already given his Illini team all he could: 25 points, four rebounds, 37 minutes on...

Illinois overcomes slow start to get the best of Baylor

Illinois overcomes slow start to get the best of Baylor
November 29, 2014

llinois basketball headed to the Las Vegas Invitational knowing it would receive its first true test of the young season.  That test didn’t come Thanksgiving Day, as the Illini easily dispatched Indiana...

Egwu vows to make senior season count

Egwu vows to make senior season count
November 4, 2014

Illinois head coach John Groce didn’t recruit Nnanna Egwu to Champaign. Groce was the head man at Ohio when Egwu committed to former Illini coach Bruce Weber in 2009. But now, Groce, beginning his third...

Champaign native Finke at home with Illinois

Champaign native Finke at home with Illinois
November 4, 2014

Michael Finke doesn’t have to travel far to get to the State Farm Center. His home in Champaign is only about four miles from Illinois basketball’s home court. The Champaign native is one of two incoming...

Illinois men’s basketball freshmen stepping up

Illinois' Kendrick Nunn (25) attempts to stay in front of Penn State's Graham Woodward (3) during their Big 10 match up at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Illini won 60-55. 
February 11, 2014

With 26 seconds left, the shot clock winding down and Illinois leading by one, the Illini found themselves in a familiar position Sunday. In Illinois’ last two trips to State College, Pa., Penn State...

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