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Illinois falls to Penn State despite Hill's career-high

By Eli Schwadron

March 6, 2016

Tweet: #Illini hoops falls to Penn State on Sunday despite Malcolm Hill's career-high 39 points.Malcolm Hill hit Penn State’s Isaiah Washington with a crossover in the closing seconds of regulation Sunday, sending the 6-foot-3 defender stumbling backwards. The left-to-right dribble created a fe...

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

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 point guards struggling to fill Abrams’ shoes

By Joey Figueroa

February 4, 2016

tweet: #Illini point guards not quite filling the hole left by Tracy AbramsBy Joey FigueroaStaff WriterTracy Abrams has been missing from Illinois basketball's starting lineup for two seasons.It’s obvious that Abrams’ stay on the sidelines is unfortunate for all parties involved. The amo...

Coleman-Lands arrives ahead of schedule as Illini crush UIS

Coleman-Lands arrives ahead of schedule as Illini crush UIS

By Alex Roux

November 10, 2015

Illinois delivering a beatdown in its first and only exhibition game to Division-II Illinois-Springfield Sunday was expected.The Prairie Stars put pressure on the Illini at times, but didn’t have the talent to keep up for a full 40 minutes. Illinois won 104-68 in the first game at its temporary home away from...

Khalid Lewis fitting in for men’s basketball

Khalid Lewis fitting in for men’s basketball

By Joey Figueroa

November 9, 2015

There will be a lot of newness for the Illinois men’s basketball team this season — new opponents, newly renovated stadium and even a new public address announcer, Tim Sinclair.Most noticeably, though, the Illini will rely on a handful of new faces. With three freshmen and two graduate-transfers a...

Coleman-Lands leads Illini men's basketball past UIS in lone exhibition

Coleman-Lands leads Illini men's basketball past UIS in lone exhibition

By Alex Roux

November 9, 2015

Illinois was struggling early in Springfield.Tied 23-23 with Division II Illinois-Springfield in the first half of their lone exhibition game of the season, the Illini needed somebody to get it going offensively. Freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands — in his first public action since recovering from a...

Offseason anything but quiet for Illini men's basketball

Offseason anything but quiet for Illini men's basketball

By Alex Roux

August 17, 2015

Welcome back.If the Illini’s total meltdown at the end of last season made you want to take the summer off from all things Illinois basketball, I don’t blame you. But the start of the 2015-2016 season is just three months away, so it’s time to get caught up on all things Illini hoops.The bigge...