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Big Ten basketball power rankings: Feb. 15

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Feb. 15

By The Daily Illini Basketball Staff

February 15, 2016

1. MarylandThe Terps boast five starters averaging double figures. Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone and Robert Carter Jr. lead the way for the best Maryland squad since 20022. IowaMany would argue for Iowa atop this list. The Hawkeyes are the most experienced team in the conference with four seniors and a ...

The futility of doubting Michigan State

The futility of doubting Michigan State

By Dan Escalona

January 26, 2016

Tweet: With help from neon, lime green uniforms, Michigan State back on trackMaybe it was the neon green uniforms, but Michigan State was powered by a strange, new energy source Saturday against Maryland. Not only did the Spartans end their three-game losing streak, they kindly reminded the rest of th...

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State

February 6, 2015

If you take a quick look at Saturday’s matchup between Michigan State and Illinois on paper, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the Illini’s chances.  The game is at Michigan State and John Groce’s Illini squad has had real trouble away from home all season. Illinois is 1-5 in true road ...

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 ...

Illinois’ win makes Big Ten title tough for Spartans

Illinois’ win makes Big Ten title tough for Spartans

March 2, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The reward was Chicago-style pizza from East Lansing’s Pizza House. At least that’s how some of the Illinois basketball players celebrated their victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Decked out in Illinois sweat suits, players munched on pizza with friends and family in...