The Daily Illini

Hometown Illini players reflect on historic 2004-05 season

Illinois guard Deron Williams drives to the basket against Wake Forest’s Chris Paul.

March 17, 2015

Despite being young at the time, former Champaign Centennial stars and now Illinois basketball players Rayvonte Rice and Michael Finke remember the 2004-05 basketball season like it was yesterday.  While many watched the monumental run on TV, Finke and Rice were in the atmosphere experiencing it first...

Alexander, Snider decisions hinder future of Illinois basketball

November 16, 2013

CHICAGO — Friday was one of the most important days in Illinois basketball history for all the wrong reasons. The day began with news that Quentin Snider, the 35th best player in the class of 2014 according to ESPN, decommitted from Illinois to sign with Louisville. Despite the loss of Snider, Friday ...