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Illinois hopes to end losing streak against Iowa

Illinois hopes to end losing streak against Iowa

By Johnathan Hettinger

February 1, 2014

Iowa presents one of the toughest matchups in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes, one of the biggest teams in the conference, have four starters 6-foot-6 or taller and lead the Big Ten in rebounding. They've played 10 players at least nine minutes a game in conference play. None of the contributors are freshm...

Illinois opens Big Ten play with overtime win over Indiana

Illinois opens Big Ten play with overtime win over Indiana

January 1, 2014

John Groce had countless cliches to describe Illinois’ 83-80 overtime victory over Indiana: a “dogfight,” a “heavyweight boxing match,” a “heck of a ball game.” Tuesday’s Big Ten opener was all of those things and more. The Illini (12-2, 1-0 Big Ten) outlasted the Hoosiers (10-4, 0-1) behi...