The Daily Illini

Instead of wilting under pressure, Illinois stood up to No. 20 Iowa Thursday

Illinois' Malcolm Hill shoots a three in front of Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff during the game against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 10. The Illini won 68-66.

By Alex Roux

March 11, 2016

Illinois looked on the verge of collapse twice Friday in its second round matchup with fifth-seeded Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, and twice the Illini responded in a way they haven’t all season.The result was a 68-66 stunner over the 20th ranked Hawkeyes as the Illini advanced to the tournament qu...

Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

Michigan State's Eron Harris, left, is defended by Iowa's Dom Uhi during the first half at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Mich., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Iowa won, 76-59. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

By Dan Escalona

January 19, 2016

Tweet: Forget the Spartans, the Big Ten is Iowa’s to lose, writes college hoops columnist @danescalona77Football season may still be seven months away, but Iowa is making its best attempt at revenge for the Big Ten Championship game on the basketball court — not the gridiron.In case you hav...