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Illinois falls to Northwestern after being stifled on final play

Illinois' head coach John Groce reacts to a play on court during last season's 86-80 Illini win over Northwestern. His team dropped a 58-56 game to the Wildcats on Saturday night.

By Alex Roux

February 14, 2016

There was a second half full of runs in Saturday night’s nail-biter between Illinois and Northwestern, and the Wildcats had the last one.More specifically, Northwestern’s Tre Demps had the last run all by himself. Demps nailed four straight 3-pointers in the second half of his team’s...

Nunn, Cosby shine as Illinois basketball edges Northwestern

Nunn, Cosby shine as Illinois basketball edges Northwestern

January 15, 2015

Illinois’ 72-67 victory over Northwestern Wednesday night wasn’t perfect.  Wins against the Wildcats (10-7, 1-3 Big Ten) haven’t come easy lately, especially at Welsh-Ryan Arena. This one came down to the wire, with both teams exchanging free throws near the end as Northwestern hung around unt...

Illinois basketball wins behind solid shooting from Nunn and Cosby

Illinois' Jaylon Tate (1) and Aaron Cosby (11) react after a stoppage in play during the game against Maryland at State Farm Center on Jan. 7, 2015. The Illini won 64-57.

January 15, 2015

EVANSTON, Ill. — Although sophomore guard Malcolm Hill only finished Wednesday night’s game with eight points, it was the sophomore guard’s final two points that were the most important. Hill’s two free throws gave the Illinois men’s basketball team a 72-67 lead that would serve as the final scor...

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 ...

Catching up with Elijah Thomas

Catching up with Elijah Thomas

October 9, 2014

During this roller coaster of a recruiting season, no Illini recruit has been more fun to follow than Elijah Thomas. Sure, Illinois fans received the best news of the fall so far when Jalen Coleman-Lands committed to John Groce on Sept. 23, but Coleman-Lands’ recruiting saga had a more toned-down approach than...

Illinois show true face in ugly loss to Northwestern

January 13, 2014

Illinois’ loss to Northwestern on Sunday was as brutal as they come. The Wildcats played without starting point guard Dave Sobolewski, shot 37.2 percent from the floor, turned the ball over four times in the last 1:34 and scored just 49 points, but still came out victorious against the Illini. ...

Northwestern scrapes out an ugly 49-43 win over Illinois

January 13, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. — In a game that was begging for someone to step up, it was Northwestern’s Tre Demps who sunk Illinois with a trio of late threes in a 49-43 win on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The sophomore hit three shots from behind the arc in a three-minute span to give Northwestern a seven-point advan...