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KRUSH EDITION: Across enemy lines: Ohio State basketball

Ohio State's Trevor Thompson (32) and Marc Loving (2) ompete for a rebound with Grambling State's Ervin Mitchell (0) at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

By Compiled by Joey Figueroa

January 25, 2016

Editor's note: The Daily Illini sat down with Ryan Cooper, the sports editor of The Lantern, the student newspaper at Ohio State and talked about Illinois, Ohio State and how Thursday's game might go.Daily Illini: There's a decent mix of upperclassmen and lowerclassmen playing meaningful minutes on ...

KRUSH EDITION: Ohio State and Illinois have gone different directions since 2005 stunner

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.

By Alex Roux

January 25, 2016

THIS IS FOR THE OHIO STATE KRUSH EDITION ONLY DON'T PUT IT IN THE PAPEROhio State has been on different level than Illinois lately when it comes to revenue sports.Since 1999, the Buckeyes have won two national titles in football and have been to three Final Fours in basketball (one was later vacated...

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Week of March 3

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 3, 2015

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-14 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings. 1. MARYLAND (Last week: 3) The No. 14 Terrapins are led by freshman phenom Melo Trimble, who has averaged 16.2 points per game on the season, while lea...

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings: Week of Feb. 2

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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, but made a statement winning the game 80-56. 3. MARYLAND (3) The No. 17 Terrapins dropped tw...

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings: Week of Jan. 27

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 27, 2015

1. Wisconsin Riding high off an overtime win at Michigan, the No. 5 Badgers continue to top the Big Ten. 2. Ohio State The Buckeyes are third in the country with a 50.9 percent field goal percentage and have a big test heading into a matchup with No. 16 Maryland on Thursday. 3. Maryland The Terrapin...

Second-half turnovers sink Illinois Basketball at Ohio State

Ohio State's Jae'Sean Tate (1) and Illinois' Ahmad Starks battle for a lose ball during the first half at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2014. The host Buckeyes won, 77-61.

January 4, 2015

You could sense it coming.  Illinois (10-5 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) clung to a narrow lead for most of the first 25 minutes of Saturday’s 77-61 loss to No. 20 Ohio State (12-3, 1-1), but once the Buckeyes turned up the heat defensively, the Illini melted.  Effective 3-point shooting sparked Illinoi...

Hill will be key against Ohio State

Illinois' Malcolm Hill draws a foul after a pump-fake against Hampton at State Farm Center on Dec. 17. Hill will be key if Illinois wants to beat Ohio State's 2-3 zone on Saturday. 

January 3, 2015

At press conferences, Rayvonte Rice often likes to reinforce one of his head coach’s many mantras. “We take it one game at a time,” the senior Illini guard usually says, which is often accompanied by a nod from Illinois coach John Groce. After a disappointing loss to Michigan on Tuesday, that’s exact...

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 ...