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Tracy Abrams spurs Illinois basketball past Indiana

Tracy Abrams spurs Illinois basketball past Indiana

March 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Tracy Abrams found ways to get the ball in the basket all afternoon Thursday, but with Illinois up a point and less than two minutes to play, Indiana somehow forgot about him. From the left wing Abrams faked a shot and jab stepped. Two Indiana defenders flew in reverse, expecting a d...

Big Ten Tournament: At a glance

Big Ten Tournament: At a glance

By Sean Hammond and Johnathan Hettinger

March 13, 2014

1. Michigan (23-7, 15-3 Big Ten) Strengths: Nik Stauskus, experience (Final Four last year) Weaknesses: Rebounding, forcing turnover X-Factor: Whether the shots fall. If Michigan shoots like it did against Illinois on March 4, it can beat anyone in the country by double digits. If they slump like they hav...

Illinois draws Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament opener

Illinois draws Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament opener

March 12, 2014

At this point in the season, there are no secrets. Illinois basketball knows Indiana well, and Indiana knows Illinois well. That’s the nature of conference play, and it’s the nature of the Big Ten Tournament. When the Illini and Hoosiers face each other in the early morning game Thursday in Indi...

Illinois basketball prepares for Indiana, Big Ten Tournament

Illinois basketball prepares for Indiana, Big Ten Tournament

March 11, 2014

Jon Ekey’s last-second shot to sink Iowa on Saturday was a thrill Illinois basketball hadn’t felt in nearly a year. Nothing quite compares to the jubilation of winning a game in the final second of play. The win puts the Illini in a position similar to where they were a year ago. Illinois will p...

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