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Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

Illinois and Rutgers meet again less than two weeks after 3OT circus

By Alex Roux

February 16, 2016

Tweet: The 3OT game two weeks ago was entertaining, but not something Illinois wants to repeat against Rutgers, writes @aroux94Who’s ready to re-enact one of the best college basketball games of the season?No, I’m not talking about last month’s triple-overtime thriller between No. 2 Kansas and ...

Illinois edges Rutgers in triple overtime behind Hill's 32 points

By Eli Schwadron

February 4, 2016

It took three overtimes for the Illini to finish off the worst team in the conference.Illinois (11-12, 3-7 Big Ten) beat Rutgers (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten) 110-101 in a sloppy-yet-entertaining contest between two Big Ten bottom-feeders. Junior guard Malcolm Hill dropped 32 points, snagged 14 rebounds and dish...

Illinois escapes bonkers affair in triple overtime at Rutgers

Illinois escapes bonkers affair in triple overtime at Rutgers

By Alex Roux

February 4, 2016

Someone had to win Wednesday evening between Illinois and Rutgers, even if it looked for most of the game like neither team wanted to. After coming within a free throw of defeat at the end of regulation and hemorrhaging away a seven-point lead with under a minute left in the first of three overtimes,...

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

By Alex Roux

February 3, 2016

Tweet: The banged-up #Illini versus a terrible Rutgers team might be the saddest game you watch all year, writes hoop columnist @aroux94 I think we’ve reached the abyss.Everyone associated with Illinois basketball is about to experience exactly what college hoops irrelevancy feels like as the 10-12 Illini tr...

Illinois defeats Rutgers behind 23-6 run

By Sean Neumann

February 4, 2015

It took just one big push. Illinois defeated Rutgers 66-54 on Tuesday at State Farm Center behind a 23-6 run midway through the game.    Rutgers (10-14, 2-9 Big Ten) hung in the game for most of the first half before Illinois (15-8, 5-5) erupted on a scoring stretch that extended into the second h...