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State Farm Center: An arena opponents used to fear

Illinois' Khalid Lewis takes a layup during the game against Rutgers at the State Farm Center on February 17. The Illini won 82-66.

By Alex Roux

February 28, 2016

When it was known by a different name, State Farm Center was a hall of doom for opponents.Teams feared visiting the old Assembly Hall in Champaign, where Illinois basketball once had a 33-game home winning streak in the mid-2000s. The home dominance began to crumble at the end of the 2000s, and since ...

KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Minnesota basketball

Minnesota's Joey King (24) signals after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half against Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Indiana won, 70-63. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By Compiled by Joey Figueroa

February 25, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sat down with Ben Gotz, the sports editor of the Minnesota Daily, the student newspaper at Minnesota and talked about Illinois, Minnesota and how Sunday’s game might go.The Daily Illini: With Joey King in tears postgame, it was obviously an emotional victory, but ju...

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 ...