The Daily Illini

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...