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Big Ten basketball power rankings: March 18 edition

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-12 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings.  1. Michigan State (last week: 3)  The Spartans take over the top spot in the power rankings after winning the Big Ten Tournament this...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: March 4 edition

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 4, 2014

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-12 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings. 1. Michigan (Last week: 1) The Wolverines are atop the conference standings and have all but clinched the outright conference title. Mi...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Feb. 22 edition

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 11, 2014

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-12 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings. 1. Michigan State (Last week: 1) 2. Michigan (2) 3. Iowa (3) The Hawkeyes fell to Michigan on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena by an 18...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Feb. 4 edition

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 4, 2014

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-12 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings. 1. Michigan State  Michigan State fell to Georgetown in a rare February nonconference game but was able to maintain the top spot aft...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Jan. 28 edition

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2014

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-12 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings. 1. Michigan  The Wolverines take over the top spot in the rankings after their win at Michigan State on Saturday. Despite not meeting...

Both Illini and Buckeyes look to end four-game losing streaks

January 23, 2014

In Saturday’s 78-62 loss to Michigan State, emotions got the best of John Groce. Near the end of the game, the Illinois men’s basketball coach threw his suit coat and engaged in a one-sided shouting match with the referees that earned him a technical foul. Groce knows there was a line that was cr...

Offensive slump behind Illini’s Big Ten losing streak

Offensive slump behind Illini's Big Ten losing streak

By Johnathan Hettinger

January 22, 2014

After starting 2-0 in conference play, the Illinois men’s basketball team has lost four straight games to fall to 2-4. Illinois’ recent slide and 2-4 start can be largely attributed to a conference-worst offense in Big Ten play. The Illini aren’t making shots the way they were in nonconference...