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Illinois' Te'Jon Lucas (3) brings the ball up the court during the game against Northwestern at State Farm Center on Tuesday, February 21.

Illini basketball: Breaking down the guards

By Thomas Polcyn , Illini hoops columnist October 26, 2017

It has been no secret that new head coach Brad Underwood likes to use his guards a lot. His fast-paced system revolves around using multiple lead guards pushing the ball up and down the court from the...

Injury-depleted Illini finish 15-19, fall in third round of Big Ten tournament

May 8, 2016

Illinois basketball (15-19, 12th in Big Ten) experienced many injuries and off-the-court issues this season. The first blow occurred when point guard Tracy Abrams tore his achilles tendon in July,...

Inter-Agency Athletic Association returns to Illinois

By James Boyd March 27, 2016

It’s March and it’s madness.This year’s NCAA tournament has already had its fair share of cold-blooded game winners and improbable comebacks, which have busted millions of brackets. But for the...

Malcolm Hill (21) rises up for jumper during Illinois' 68-63 loss to Ohio State on Thursday, Jan. 28 at State Farm Center. Hill shot 3-for-14 and Illinois went 18-for-56 from the field in the overtime defeat.

Free throws, rebounding haunt Illini in overtime loss to Buckeyes

By Alex Roux January 29, 2016

Check out the radio recap by Basketball Reporter Joey Gelman hereIncredibly, the game was right there for Illinois to win Thursday.After trailing Ohio State for 22 consecutive — and mostly sloppy...

Exposing Providence’s supporting cast will be key

Exposing Providence’s supporting cast will be key

By Alex Roux November 17, 2015

You’re going to hear Kris Dunn's name a lot in the hours leading up to Illinois’ game at Providence Wednesday night.You're going to hear Kris Dunn's name in between the squeak of sneakers as the Illini...

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...

Interim Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk speaks at the Memorial Stadium press box. 

Chancellor Wilson introduces new Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk

By Charlotte Carroll November 9, 2015

Illinois’ typical Monday football routine started a bit earlier and with a few different faces. The University released the results of the independent reports of the Illinois sports medicine and football...

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 dropped a...

Illinois' head coach John Groce reacts to a foul call during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Two Illini targets transfer as season draws closer

By Alex Roux October 19, 2015

As the leaves turn and the sun sets earlier with each passing day, college hoops fans’ mindsets shift from recruiting watch to game mode.Especially at Illinois, especially this year. The fall early signing...

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Illinois’ Leron Black (12) takes a shot during the game against Purdue at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The Illini lost 63-58.

As injuries mount, Illini basketball’s prospects grows murkier

By Alex Roux October 13, 2015

Tweet: With the season a month away, Leron Black’s injury casts further uncertainty on upcoming #Illini seasonHead coach John Groce was about six minutes into his eight-minute opening statement at Illinois...

Illinois' head coach John Groce watches the exhibition game against Quincy at State Farm Center on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.The Illini won 91-62.

Illini hoops recruiting settles into a lull

By Alex Roux October 6, 2015

For the first time since classes started, a weekend devoid of any basketball recruiting visits came and went on the Illinois campus.Sometimes recruits take official visits, other times they’re unofficial....

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