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Illinois visits Wisconsin as Leron Black distraction hovers

Illinois' Leron Black (12) attempts to save the ball from going out of bounds during the game against Northwestern at State Farm Center, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Illini won 86-60.
February 21, 2016

Tweet: Illinois visits Wisconsin on Saturday, who the #Illini haven’t beaten since 2011 When Wisconsin visited Illinois at the end of January, the Badgers’ identity was cloudy.It’s a lot clearer...

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

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.
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 edges Rutgers in triple overtime behind Hill's 32 points

February 4, 2016

It took three overtimes for the Illini to finish off the worst team in the conference.Illinois (11-12, 3-7 Big Ten) beat Rutgers (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten) 110-101 in a sloppy-yet-entertaining contest between...

Finke, Morgan step up for Illini in light of Thorne Jr.'s continued absence

Illinois' Michael Finke shoots a 3-pointer during the Illini's 78-67 loss to the Huskers at State Farm Center on Saturday, January 16.
January 26, 2016

Tweet: [email protected]_Michael and @Maverick_Morgan combined for 23 rebounds vs. Minnesota. Next up for #Illini hoops is a matchup with @OhioStateHoopsMalcolm Hill’s turn-around jumper glanced off the front...

Illinois storms back in final minute, defeats Minnesota in OT

January 24, 2016

Tweet: Illinois picked up its first road win in nearly a year, beating Minnesota in overtime Saturday, writes @aroux94It looked grim for Illinois down the stretch.Trailing 60-55 at Minnesota with just...

Illinois escapes Minnesota with overtime win

January 24, 2016

tweet: Hill’s big night led the #Illini to their second Big Ten winFor two teams itching for an always elusive conference victory, Illinois and Minnesota had to wait longer than expected to determine...

Illini escape UIC, but are haunted by second-half woes again

Guard Malcolm Hill drives to the basket during the game against Notre Dame at State Farm Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Illinois lost 84-79.
December 13, 2015

Over the last five years, Illinois basketball’s annual United Center game has evolved into an experience comparable to getting a root canal or waiting in line at the DMV.It isn’t pleasant. It isn’t...

Illinois will have to reverse ugly United Center trend against UIC Saturday

Leron Black (12) during Illinois's game against Oregon at the United Center in Chicago last season. The Illini face UIC there on Saturday with a chance to rise above .500.
December 12, 2015

Tweet: United Center wasn’t kind to #Illini hoops last year, who must take down UIC to keep season trending upward, writes @aroux94United Center has historically been a friendly host for Illinois basketball...

Illini to face reigning Ivy League Player of the Year on Wednesday against Yale

Forward Michael Finke jumps to dump the ball during the game against North Florida at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 13. Illinois lost 93-81.
December 8, 2015

From his spot on the right wing, Yale point guard Makai Mason lofted a perfect pass to a cutting Nick Victor, who caught the ball mid-air at the rim. Victor failed to convert the set-play alley-oop in...

John Groce lands Charlotte transfer Thorne for Illini basketball

Illinois' head coach John Groce celebrates a win with the Orange Krush after the game against Nebraska at State Farm Center, on Wednesday, March 5. Groce landed a commitment from Charlotte fifth-year transfer Mike Thorne on Saturday.
April 18, 2015

For the first time in a couple of months, the Illinois basketball program received some good news on Saturday morning.  According to a CBS Sports report, Charlotte fifth-year transfer Mike Thorne has...

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State
February 6, 2015

If you take a quick look at Saturday’s matchup between Michigan State and Illinois on paper, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the Illini’s chances.  The game is at Michigan State and John...

Layup in final seconds gives Illini 60-58 win

Illinois' Malcolm Hill (21) drives into the paint before making the game-winning basket during the game against Penn State at State Farm Center on Jan. 31, 2015. The Illini won 60-58.
January 31, 2015

Malcolm Hill turned off a double team with just seconds remaining and drove to the basket. The baby-face sophomore had already given his Illini team all he could: 25 points, four rebounds, 37 minutes on...

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