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Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

May 8, 2016

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s basketball team — one third of head coach John Groce’s allotment of scholarship players – w...

Kendrick Nunn arrested for domestic battery

Kendrick Nunn arrested for domestic battery

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 17, 2016

For the second time in less than a week, an Illini men's basketball player has been charged with domestic battery. Junior Kendrick Nunn turned himself in to Champaign Police on Thursday afternoon after a warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday. Nunn is charged with two counts of domestic battery....

Purdue learned from past mistakes and crushed Illinois in the BTT quarterfinal

Purdue learned from past mistakes and crushed Illinois in the BTT quarterfinal

By Alex Roux

March 11, 2016

Tweet: Illinois’ season ends in BTT in a blowout quarterfinal loss to PurdueIllinois couldn’t afford to come out sluggish in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament Friday, but they took the floor flatter than the state they hail from.The Illini made it respectable against No. 13 Purdue for the g...

Hawkeyes next up for Illini basketball in Big Ten Tournament

Hawkeyes next up for Illini basketball in Big Ten Tournament

By Peter Bailey-Wells

March 9, 2016

The Big Ten Tournament is all about turnaround time.Illinois basketball, fresh off an 85-52 thumping of Minnesota in the first round, will face fifth-seeded Iowa on Thursday at 1:25 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.The Hawkeyes (21-9 overall, 12-6 Big Ten) punched Illinois (14-18, 5-13)...

Outstanding efforts from Hill, Lewis not enough in 2OT loss to Penn State

Outstanding efforts from Hill, Lewis not enough in 2OT loss to Penn State

By Alex Roux

March 6, 2016

In the final game of Illinois’ regular season, the recurring theme of individual players shining but the team still sinking played out once again.The Illini got an outstanding performance from Malcolm Hill, but all his teammates combined couldn’t match his 39-point outburst in Illinois’ 86-79 doub...

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

By Eli Schwadron

March 2, 2016

On Jan. 7, 2015, swingman Malcolm Hill dropped 28 points en route to a 64-57 win over heavy favorite and then-No.11 Terrapins.chWith leading scorer Rayvonte Rice out due to a broken hand, Hill, a sophomore at the time, had his coming-out party as an Illini. He had everything going on offense — m...

State Farm Center: An arena opponents used to fear

State Farm Center: An arena opponents used to fear

By Alex Roux

February 28, 2016

When it was known by a different name, State Farm Center was a hall of doom for opponents.Teams feared visiting the old Assembly Hall in Champaign, where Illinois basketball once had a 33-game home winning streak in the mid-2000s. The home dominance began to crumble at the end of the 2000s, and since ...

Indiana routs Illinois again behind second half scoring barrage

Indiana routs Illinois again behind second half scoring barrage

By Alex Roux

February 25, 2016

Tweet: It was a condensed version of their first matchup as IU routed Illinois again, 74-47, behind a second-half scoring outburstFor a half, Illinois battled.Stop me if you can guess what happened next.Illinois jumped out to a 14-4 lead over No. 18 Indiana and took a 28-27 lead into halftime before ...

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

By Joey Figueroa

February 16, 2016

tweet: The #Illini kept Rutgers winless in the Big Ten with a 82-66 win on Tuesday.Malcolm Hill gingerly raced down the court for an easy lay-in after a Rutgers pass went straight into his arms on the other end. The bucket capped off a 13-4 Illini run, and the tone was set — Rutgers just couldn't ...

?Illinois coasts to 82-66 win over Rutgers

?Illinois coasts to 82-66 win over Rutgers

By Alex Roux

February 16, 2016

Tweet: Illinois coasted to an 82-66 win over Rutgers Tuesday, and it was hard to find fault in their performanceSomething unique happened Wednesday while Illinois took on Rutgers at State Farm Center.No, Illini head coach John Groce didn’t throw a chair onto the court. Malcolm Hill didn’t emulate D...

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

By Alex Roux

February 15, 2016

Tweet: The 3OT game two weeks ago was entertaining, but not something Illinois wants to repeat against Rutgers, writes @aroux94Who’s ready to re-enact one of the best college basketball games of the season?No, I’m not talking about last month’s triple-overtime thriller between No. 2 Kansas and ...

Illinois, Rutgers to rematch after "classic" triple overtime game

Illinois, Rutgers to rematch after "classic" triple overtime game

By Eli Schwardon

February 15, 2016

Tweet: #Illini and @RutgersMBB to rematch Tuesday night in Champaign after "classic" triple overtime game on Feb. 3.Illinois-Rutgers on Feb. 3 was a toddler on Red Bull in the form of a basketball game. At times, the disorganized, fast-paced affair seemed more like a Campus Recreation intramural...

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