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Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings: Week of Feb. 2

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 3, 2015

1. WISCONSIN (LAST WEEK: 1) The No. 5 Badgers took care of Iowa for their fourth-straight win, improving to 7-1 in conference play. 2. OHIO STATE (2) No. 20 Ohio State didn’t just knock off No. 16 Maryland, but made a statement winning the game 80-56. 3. MARYLAND (3) The No. 17 Terrapins dropped tw...

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

December 31, 2014

By now, Illinois fans should be conditioned to expect the worst.  Why would any Illini basketball fan feel comfortable up 13 in the second half against Michigan? Why should they? For the fourth time this season, this Illinois team has folded like a lawn chair down the stretch, losing 73-65 in overtim...

Illinois must kick Michigan while it’s down

Illinois must kick Michigan while it’s down

December 30, 2014

Michigan basketball is an afterthought for Wolverine fans right now, and it should be.  Michigan is currently struggling mightily, having lost four of its last five games as it enters Big Ten play with a 7-5 record. Two of those losses were highly publicized, highly embarrassing home defeats to NJIT...

Illinois basketball did everything in final nonconference game

Illinois basketball did everything in final nonconference game

December 28, 2014

Illinois did everything you could ask of it during its 93-45 demolition of Kennesaw State on Saturday night.  The Illini scored at will, getting efficient looks while shooting 55.4 percent overall from the field. Rayvonte Rice led the way with 21 points on 7-for-7 shooting. Sixteen of his points ca...

Big Ten Basketball Preview

By Sam Sherman

November 4, 2014

Illinois Head Coach: John Groce Record: 20-15, 7-11 Big Ten Postseason Finish: Lost in second round of NIT Key Losses: Joseph Bertrand, Jon Ekey, Tracy Abrams (Torn ACL) Key Returners: Rayvonte Rice, Nnanna Egwu Key Additions: Leron Black, Ahmad Starks, Aaron Cosby, Michael Finke From The Coach: “I ...