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Illini show improvement, but can’t hang with Iowa State for full 40 mintues

Illini show improvement, but can’t hang with Iowa State for full 40 mintues

By Alex Roux

November 29, 2015

Moral victories don’t count in the win-loss column.Illinois lost 84-73 to No. 4 Iowa State on Saturday night in the Emerald Coast Classic Final, dropping its record to 3-4 on the young season.But I doubt you could find an Illini basketball fan who doesn’t feel better now about John Groce’s squad...

Reinforcements arrive as Illini blast Blazers

By Alex Roux

November 28, 2015

Illinois head coach John Groce has always been coy with updates on his injured players. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise, then, when Groce announced a few hours before tipping off against UAB in the Emerald Coast Classic that junior guards Jaylon Tate and Kendrick Nunn would return to the lineup fr...

Illinois needs better starts to compete in Emerald Coast Classic

Illinois needs better starts to compete in Emerald Coast Classic

By Alex Roux

November 27, 2015

The numbers don’t lie.Illinois basketball has suffered from extremely poor starts in five games so far this year on its way to a 2-3 record. The Illini have trailed at halftime in each game and have fallen behind by double digits against every opponent except Providence. They’ve been outscored 197-156 ...