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Illinois willed to victory by Rice’s return

Illinois willed to victory by Rice’s return

February 13, 2015


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Rayvonte Rice is back and he made sure Michigan knew it. With every possession-ending rebound Rice ripped down in the final minutes of regulation, he sent a message to the rest of the Big Ten about the type of impact he can have on Illinois’ play. Despite scoring just four points on 2-of-7 shooti...

Illini basketball’s fight not enough against Villanova

Illini basketball’s fight not enough against Villanova

December 10, 2014


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As Illinois’ 73-59 defeat at the hands of No. 7 Villanova played out, it became clear that we’ve seen this movie before. The script unfolded in a similar fashion to last week’s loss to Miami. The Illini fell behind by double digits in the first half, then scraped back into the game multiple times, ...