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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


Filed under Sports

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 ...

Beware of the Badgers: Wisconsin basketball is rising

Beware of the Badgers: Wisconsin basketball is rising

By Dan Escalona

February 16, 2016


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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 have been forgiven for turning their full attention away from Wisconsin. The Badgers were 1-4 in the Bi...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Week of March 3

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 3, 2015


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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 No. 14 Terrapins are led by freshman phenom Melo Trimble, who has averaged 16.2 points per game on the season, while lea...

Illinois upsets No. 11 Maryland behind inspired, intense play

Illinois upsets No. 11 Maryland behind inspired, intense play

January 8, 2015


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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 Illini led 52-39 with 5:30 left to play, when no sane Illinois fan could feel completely comfortab...