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A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

By Dan Escalona

March 29, 2016


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Tweet: .Who should you root for in the Final Four? Check out @danescalona77's column to find out.Yet another wild, unpredictable NCAA tournament has produced a Final Four that very few people can claim they predicted. Now, if you are a neutral observer with no strong interest in any of the rema...

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 12, 2016


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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...

Illinois falls to Penn State despite Hill's career-high

By Eli Schwadron

March 6, 2016


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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, sending the 6-foot-3 defender stumbling backwards. The left-to-right dribble created a fe...

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

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

By Alex Roux

March 2, 2016


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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 out east hardly matter for Illinois (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten). Obviously, John Groce and his players ...

Indiana routs Illinois again behind second half scoring barrage

Indiana routs Illinois again behind second half scoring barrage

By Alex Roux

February 26, 2016


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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 jumped out to a 14-4 lead over No. 18 Indiana and took a 28-27 lead into halftime before ...

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

By Joey Figueroa

February 16, 2016


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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 other end. The bucket capped off a 13-4 Illini run, and the tone was set — Rutgers just couldn't ...

?Illinois coasts to 82-66 win over Rutgers

?Illinois coasts to 82-66 win over Rutgers

By Alex Roux

February 16, 2016


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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, Illini head coach John Groce didn’t throw a chair onto the court. Malcolm Hill didn’t emulate D...

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

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

By Eli Schwardon

February 15, 2016


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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 game. At times, the disorganized, fast-paced affair seemed more like a Campus Recreation intramural...

Battered and bruised Illini get extra time off to regroup

Battered and bruised Illini get extra time off to regroup

By Eli Schwadron

February 10, 2016


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It’s no secret: The Illinois basketball team has been riddled with injuries and sickness since the start of the 2015-16 season.With one week between games and a couple days off from practice during that span, Illinois (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten) has the opportunity to heal, regroup and prepare for its Sat...

Two Illini targets transfer as season draws closer

Two Illini targets transfer as season draws closer

By Alex Roux

October 19, 2015


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As the leaves turn and the sun sets earlier with each passing day, college hoops fans’ mindsets shift from recruiting watch to game mode.Especially at Illinois, especially this year. The fall early signing period begins just three weeks from Wednesday, and the Illini’s first game is two days aft...

Union celebrates diversity with mural

Union celebrates diversity with mural

By Rachel Bass

September 2, 2004


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Students and educators gathered in the south lounge of the Illini Union Wednesday afternoon for a dedication ceremony that commemorated student diversity and a sense of community with a newly constructed mural, located in the southeast foyer of the Union. Illini Union Director Ed Slazinik said a committee chose th...