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Tate’s assists help spread Illini basketball offense

Tate’s assists help spread Illini basketball offense

By Sean Neumann

February 5, 2015


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Jaylon Tate can dish it out. The Illini point guard has proven his ability to pass the ball all season, leading the Illini with 82 assists. The point guard added six assists in Tuesday night’s 66-54 win over Rutgers, helping spread the team’s offensive production on a night where four Illini scored in...

Illini of the Week Feb. 4: Malcolm Hill

Illini of the Week Feb. 4: Malcolm Hill

February 4, 2015


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Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.  As Malcolm Hill caught the pass from Jaylon Tate and surveyed the defens...

Layup in final seconds gives Illini 60-58 win

Layup in final seconds gives Illini 60-58 win

By Sean Neumann

January 31, 2015


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Malcolm Hill turned off a double team with just seconds remaining and drove to the basket. The baby-face sophomore had already given his Illini team all he could: 25 points, four rebounds, 37 minutes on the floor. But like a veteran, he drove to the rim one last time.   The right-handed sophomore w...

Illinois basketball should be fresh after week off

Illinois basketball should be fresh after week off

January 30, 2015


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For Illinois head coach John Groce and his team, a week off couldn’t have come at a better time.  The Illini have been battered and bruised all season. Starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the year with a torn ACL. Leading scorer Rayvonte Rice and junior shooting guard Aaron Cosby have miss...