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Injury-depleted Illini finish 15-19, fall in third round of Big Ten tournament

May 8, 2016

Illinois basketball (15-19, 12th in Big Ten) experienced many injuries and off-the-court issues this season. The first blow occurred when point guard Tracy Abrams tore his achilles tendon in July,...

Illinois' Malcolm Hill drives to the basket around Purdue's Rapheal Davis in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament. The Illini lost 89-59. 

Purdue learned from past mistakes and crushed Illinois in the BTT quarterfinal

By Alex Roux March 12, 2016

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...

Illinois' Malcolm Hill shoots a three in front of Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff during the game against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 10. The Illini won 68-66.

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...

Four Illini scored in double digits and Maverick Morgan (22) add nine in Illinois basketball's 85-52 win over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

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 —...

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,...

Illinois' Malcolm Hill shoots a free throw during the game against Rutgers at the State Farm Center on February 17. The Illini won 82-66.

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...

Illinois' Malcolm Hill dribbles around Indiana's OG Anunoby during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on February 25. The Illini lost 74-47.

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...

Illinois head coach John Groce watches his team from the sidelines during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on February 25. The Illini lost 74-47.

Playing Maryland in a hostile environment could be good prep for Big Ten tournament

By Alex Roux March 2, 2016

Only two regular season games remain for Illinois basketball this season, and neither carries much significance.The unfortunate truth at this point in the season is that the results of these last two matchups...

Illinois' Malcolm Hill drives to the basket during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center. The Hoosiers held Hill to just 5 points.

Indiana routs Illinois again behind second half scoring barrage

By Alex Roux February 26, 2016

Tweet: It was a condensed version of their first matchup as IU routed Illinois again, 74-47, behind a second-half scoring outburstFor a half, Illinois battled.Stop me if you can guess what happened next.Illinois...

Malcolm Hill throws down a two handed dunk in the second half of Illinois' victory over Rutgers on Tuesday Night. Hill recorded his sixth double-double of the season Tuesday.

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

By Joey Figueroa February 16, 2016

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...

Illinois' Maverick Morgan takes a short jumper during the game against Rutgers at the State Farm Center on February 17. The Illini won 82-66.

?Illinois coasts to 82-66 win over Rutgers

By Alex Roux February 16, 2016

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,...

Illinois' D.J. Williams drives to the basket during the game against Iowa at the State Farm Center on February 7. The Illini lost 77-65.

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

By Eli Schwardon February 15, 2016

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...

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