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Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings: Week of Feb. 2

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,...

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...

Illinois must kick Michigan while it’s down

John Groce was an assistant on the 2005 Ohio State team that handed then-No. 1 Illinois its only regular season loss. Since becoming Illinois' head coach, Groce is 1-5 against Ohio State.
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...

Illinois basketball did everything in final nonconference game

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) draws contact while attempting a shot during the game against Kennesaw State at State Farm Center on Dec. 27, 2014. The Illini won 93-45.
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...

Big Ten Basketball Preview

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...

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