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Illini’s Nunn stepping into the limelight

Illinois' Kendrick Nunn (25) loses control of ball after driving to the basket during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec. 20, 2014. The Illini won 62-59.
January 20, 2015

Kendrick Nunn has been here before. It’s the reason he is so calm and collected despite the on-court situation. Whether Nunn is knocking down clutch free throws at the end of the game, starting over...

Excitement building from within Illinois women’s basketball program

Illinois' Ivory Crawford (22) drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
November 5, 2014

Head coach Matt Bollant had a rough second season with Illinois women’s basketball. His team finished 9-21 overall, 2-14 in the Big Ten. Combine that losing record with the Big Ten’s addition of Maryland...

Champaign native Finke at home with Illinois

Champaign native Finke at home with Illinois
November 4, 2014

Michael Finke doesn’t have to travel far to get to the State Farm Center. His home in Champaign is only about four miles from Illinois basketball’s home court. The Champaign native is one of two incoming...

Following ACL tear, Abrams adjusting to the bench

Illinois' Tracy Abrams (13) attempts a layup during the first round game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Indiana at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 The Illini won 64-54.
November 4, 2014

At first, Tracy Abrams didn’t think the injury was that bad. He was in shock and a few seconds later he felt the pain. “I knew something was wrong,” Abrams said. As he lay on the court near one of...

Starks learns hard work from family, grandmother

Starks learns hard work from family, grandmother
November 4, 2014

Ahmad Starks is quiet. He always has been. The senior guard for the Illinois men’s basketball team has never been much of a talker. For the most part, he lets his actions speak for themselves, both on...

If Illini reach potential, they will be a tournament team

Illinois head coach John Groce will host top point guard recruit Jalen Brunson this weekend. The visit is the first of five recruits to visit this fall. Brunson is choosing between Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue, Temple and Villanova.
November 4, 2014

Last season, Illinois basketball was defined by a series of “ifs”. The 2013-14 Illini had nine newcomers on its roster, and head coach John Groce had to throw his unbalanced roster together and do...

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