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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


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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


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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 12, 2016


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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...

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

By Eli Schwadron

March 3, 2016


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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...

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

By Joey Figueroa

February 16, 2016


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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


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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, Rutgers to rematch after "classic" triple overtime game

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

By Eli Schwardon

February 15, 2016


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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...

Battered and bruised Illini get extra time off to regroup

Battered and bruised Illini get extra time off to regroup

By Eli Schwadron

February 10, 2016


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It’s no secret: The Illinois basketball team has been riddled with injuries and sickness since the start of the 2015-16 season.With one week between games and a couple days off from practice during that span, Illinois (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten) has the opportunity to heal, regroup and prepare for its Sat...

Illinois dismantled by No. 5 Iowa, 77-65

Illinois dismantled by No. 5 Iowa, 77-65

By Alex Roux

February 7, 2016


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Tweet: Iowa is a far superior team, and the Hawkeyes dismantled Illinois Sunday, writes @aroux94The red flags appeared early.Illinois missed a combination of six layups and inside looks in the first ten minutes of Sunday’s game against No. 5 Iowa, setting the tone for the Hawkeyes’ eventual 77-6...

Illinois edges Rutgers in triple overtime behind Hill's 32 points

By Eli Schwadron

February 4, 2016


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It took three overtimes for the Illini to finish off the worst team in the conference.Illinois (11-12, 3-7 Big Ten) beat Rutgers (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten) 110-101 in a sloppy-yet-entertaining contest between two Big Ten bottom-feeders. Junior guard Malcolm Hill dropped 32 points, snagged 14 rebounds and dish...

Illinois escapes bonkers affair in triple overtime at Rutgers

Illinois escapes bonkers affair in triple overtime at Rutgers

By Alex Roux

February 4, 2016


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Someone had to win Wednesday evening between Illinois and Rutgers, even if it looked for most of the game like neither team wanted to. After coming within a free throw of defeat at the end of regulation and hemorrhaging away a seven-point lead with under a minute left in the first of three overtimes,...

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

By Alex Roux

February 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: The banged-up #Illini versus a terrible Rutgers team might be the saddest game you watch all year, writes hoop columnist @aroux94 I think we’ve reached the abyss.Everyone associated with Illinois basketball is about to experience exactly what college hoops irrelevancy feels like as the 10-12 Illini tr...

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