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Quality of opening weekend opponents means Illini men's basketball can’t sleepwalk.

Quality of opening weekend opponents means Illini men's basketball can’t sleepwalk.

By Alex Roux November 12, 2015

Last season, Illinois basketball opened its schedule with two games in three days during the first weekend of the season. The Illini’s opponents? Georgia Southern and Coppin State.The 2015-16 Illini...

Illinois’ Leron Black attempts a shot during the game against Purdue at State Farm Center on Jan. 21. The Illini won 66-57.

Illinois basketball’s Leron Black evolves with more playing time

January 28, 2015

Tola Black didn’t raise a quitter. After putting up his first-career double-double against two 7-footers from Purdue last week, freshman forward Leron Black cited his mother’s parenting as well as...

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