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A win over Notre Dame would cap off State Farm Center spectacle

Illinois' Jalen Coleman-Lands(5) takes a jump shot during the game against Chicago State at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday, November 23, 2015. The Illini won 82-79.

By Alex Roux

December 1, 2015

Hardly anything has gone according to plan for Illinois basketball this season.The Illini got off to their worst start to a season in 50 years, and now sit at 3-4 entering December. The only projected starter to avoid injury so far is Malcolm Hill. And their five-game stint in Springfield will be rem...

In honor of a legendary career, Lou Henson Court is the least Illinois could do

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas, Lou Henson, Illinois men's basketball head coach John Groce, and Illinois women's basketball head coach Matt Bollant at the ceremony announcing the naming of State Farm Center's court

By Alex Roux

November 29, 2015

Lou Henson The Coach came before my time.If you’re reading this as a current member of the Orange Krush, then Lou Henson The Coach was probably before your time, too. Lou coached his last game at Illinois in 1996, when I was two years old. Although I never got to witness his teams play firsthand, it ...

Lou Henson Court to grace renovated State Farm Center

Illinois' head coach Lou Henson shaking hands with Indiana coach Bobby Knight following a 70-53 victory for the Illini in Champaign on March 4, 1984.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

August 24, 2015

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announced Monday that the renovated State Farm Center will feature Henson Court, named for legendary Illini head basketball coach Lou Henson.The logo features Henson's signature, his trademark orange blazer and a pair of wings that is a reference to the 1989 Flyi...

Former Illini coach Lou Henson hospitalized

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 24, 2015

Former Illini Basketball coach Lou Henson was recently hospitalized in Houston.According to the Associated Press, Henson was sent to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to test his immune system on Sunday. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2003, and has had been treated at the center befo...

Lou Henson inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Lou Henson inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

February 18, 2015

Former Illinois men’s basketball head coach Lou Henson will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday. The 83-year-old coach led three schools — Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State and Illinois — for a total of 41 years, retiring in 2005. The indu...

Illinois honors former players with Braggin’ Rights win

Illinois' Joseph Bertrand celebrates a 65-64 win against Missouri in the Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

By Johnathan Hettinger

December 22, 2013

ST. LOUIS — After Joseph Bertrand carried the Braggin’ Rights trophy off the court for the first time in his five-year Illini career, he couldn’t help but do a bit of bragging. “U mad?” Bertrand, who redshirted his freshman year, tweeted at former classmates Tyler Griffey, D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul, who went 0-4 in Braggin’ Rights games ...