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

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.
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...

Beware of the Badgers: Wisconsin basketball is rising

Wisoconsin's head coach Greg Gard watches his team from the sidelines during the game against Illinois at the State Farm Center on Sunday, January 31. The Illini lost 63-55.
February 16, 2016

Tweet: The Wisconsin Badgers are back in the March Madness mix, and opposing teams don't want them in their bracket, writes columnist @danescalona77Five weeks ago, casual observers of the Big Ten could...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Week of March 3

March 3, 2015

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-14 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings. 1. MARYLAND (Last week: 3) The...

Illinois upsets No. 11 Maryland behind inspired, intense play

Illinois upsets No. 11 Maryland behind inspired, intense play
January 8, 2015

In one play, Illinois senior center Nnanna Egwu personified the toughness and grit his team showed all game in a 64-57 win over No. 11 Maryland on Wednesday night at State Farm Center. It came when the...

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