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

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. 

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 flatter than the state they hail from.The Illini made it respectable against No. 13 Purdue for the g...

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

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.

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...