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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....

Tate's arrest the latest Illinois athletics embarassment

Tate's arrest the latest Illinois athletics embarassment

By Kevin McCarthy

March 13, 2016

Illinois men’s basketball made headlines for all of the wrong reasons Saturday morning.Junior guard Jaylon Tate was arrested early Saturday morning on domestic battery charges. Tate becomes the third member of the team to be arrested and suspended this year. Forward Darius Paul was arrested in August for p...

Instead of wilting under pressure, Illinois stood up to No. 20 Iowa Thursday

Instead of wilting under pressure, Illinois stood up to No. 20 Iowa Thursday

By Alex Roux

March 11, 2016

Illinois looked on the verge of collapse twice Friday in its second round matchup with fifth-seeded Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, and twice the Illini responded in a way they haven’t all season.The result was a 68-66 stunner over the 20th ranked Hawkeyes as the Illini advanced to the tournament qu...

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 10, 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)...

Illinois routs Minnesota, moves to Big Ten Tournament second round

Illinois routs Minnesota, moves to Big Ten Tournament second round

By Joey Figueroa

March 10, 2016

tweet: One down, four to go for #Illini in Big Ten tourneyINDIANAPOLIS — In a game that wasn't expected to be very competitive, the Illinois men’s basketball simply took care of business — and then some.No. 12 seed Illinois (13-18, 5-13 Big Ten) routed No. 13 seed Minnesota (8-22, 2...

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 and Penn State play to determine Big Ten tourney matchups

Illinois and Penn State play to determine Big Ten tourney matchups

By Alex Roux

March 6, 2016

Tweet: The football program is seeing some March Madness, while the hoops team is trying not to go out with a whimperThe only March Madness Illinois will likely experience this year is within its football program, which is currently experiencing an unprecedented period of coaching turnover amidst rum...

Illinois stands as match for Maryland in latest prime-time blowout

By Alex Roux

March 4, 2016

Maybe it was too optimistic to expect Illinois to put up a fight at No. 14 Maryland on Thursday.In a vacuum, a blowout is reasonable to anticipate. The Terrapins are a good team stacked deep with talent, and they showed it when they clowned the Illini 81-55 in College Park to improve their record to 24-...

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

By Eli Schwadron

March 3, 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 ...

KRUSH EDITION: Nobody hates Minnesota, and that’s a bad sign for them

KRUSH EDITION: Nobody hates Minnesota, and that’s a bad sign for them

By Alex Roux

February 25, 2016

Have you ever heard anyone say, “I hate Minnesota?”By Minnesota, I’m referring to the Minnesota Golden Gophers athletic teams. I doubt you’ve ever heard it said.I can’t recall a fan of any team anywhere utter that phrase, presumably because Minnesota sports are so gosh-darn un-hateable. Sure, ther...

KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Minnesota basketball

KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Minnesota basketball

By Compiled by Joey Figueroa

February 25, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sat down with Ben Gotz, the sports editor of the Minnesota Daily, the student newspaper at Minnesota and talked about Illinois, Minnesota and how Sunday’s game might go.The Daily Illini: With Joey King in tears postgame, it was obviously an emotional victory, but ju...

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