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Nunn, Cosby shine as Illinois basketball edges Northwestern

Nunn, Cosby shine as Illinois basketball edges Northwestern

January 15, 2015

Illinois’ 72-67 victory over Northwestern Wednesday night wasn’t perfect.  Wins against the Wildcats (10-7, 1-3 Big Ten) haven’t come easy lately, especially at Welsh-Ryan Arena. This one came down to the wire, with both teams exchanging free throws near the end as Northwestern hung around unt...

Northwestern game enters “must-win” territory

Northwestern game enters “must-win” territory

January 14, 2015

Assuming Illinois is on the wrong side of the NCAA tournament bubble, no game is truly a “must-win” until a champion is crowned in March at the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.  But Wednesday night’s matchup with Northwestern is about as close to a must-win for the Illini as you can get.  Illin...