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Illinois basketball travels to Alabama for the NIT

Illinois basketball travels to Alabama for the NIT

By Sean Neumann

March 17, 2015

A crushing 18-point loss to Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday set Illinois up for deja vu, sealing the team’s second-straight trip to the National Invitational Tournament. As a consolation, the Illini will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to play Alabama on Tuesday night. ...

Clemson downs Illinois basketball in NIT second round

By Scott Adamson

March 23, 2014

CLEMSON, N.C. — A boisterous, capacity crowd of 10,000 gave the Clemson Tigers a "sixth man" against Illinois on Sunday in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. The five guys on the court deeply appreciated the help, especially at the end. Illinois took its only lead of the game ...

Illinois basketball faces Clemson in NIT second round

March 22, 2014

The Illinois men’s basketball team knows it was lucky to survive its first round NIT matchup at Boston University. The Illini rallied from a 17-point deficit Wednesday behind Rayvonte Rice’s 28 points to top the Terriers by four.  John Groce’s squad realizes it can’t expect to dig itself out o...