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Illinois must build off first matchup to defeat Ohio State Thursday

Illinois' head coach John Groce checks the scoreboard late in the first half during the Illini's 78-67 loss to the Huskers at State Farm Center on Saturday, January 16.

By Alex Roux

January 27, 2016

Hey there, Ohio State. We meet again.So soon?Illinois basketball will face its first repeat opponent of the season in the Buckeyes Thursday, who are set to visit State Farm Center just over three weeks after edging the Illini 75-73 at home. Since the two teams last played Jan. 3, both lost three games,...

KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Ohio State basketball

Ohio State's Trevor Thompson (32) and Marc Loving (2) ompete for a rebound with Grambling State's Ervin Mitchell (0) at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

By Compiled by Joey Figueroa

January 25, 2016

Editor's note: The Daily Illini sat down with Ryan Cooper, the sports editor of The Lantern, the student newspaper at Ohio State and talked about Illinois, Ohio State and how Thursday's game might go.Daily Illini: There's a decent mix of upperclassmen and lowerclassmen playing meaningful minutes on ...

Illinois opens season against Quincy

By Sean Neumann

November 7, 2014

John Groce is hoping to have his best season at Illinois yet. The basketball coach is heading into his third year with the Illini, having posted a 43-28 record in his first two seasons. Illinois is one step closer to kicking off the 2014-15 campaign. Friday night the Illini will play their only exhibition g...