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

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

By Alex Roux

March 11, 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

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...