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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...

Illinois defeats Penn State 75-55

January 5, 2014

The Illinois men’s basketball team overcame an early challenge from Penn State to defeat the Nittany Lions 75-55 on Saturday at State Farm Center, but the turning point in the game wasn’t a basketball...

Ekey’s production can no longer be ignored

Illinois' Jon Ekey (33) shoots the ball during the game against Jacksonville State at the State Farm Center on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The Illini won, 86-62.
November 20, 2013

At his first news conference of the year, John Groce answered questions about everything — his four returning players, his five freshmen, his transfers who had to sit out and recruiting — but one person...

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