Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.
Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.
Tracy Abrams missed a runner in the horn, and Illinois is likely NIT-bound.
A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.
Tracy Abrams scored 25 points to lead the Illini to victory.
Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.
Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night.
There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.
Tracy Abrams scored 12 points, leading Illinois to a 53-46 win over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday.
It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.
Illinois freshmen Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill combined for 23 points and the Illini ended Nebraska’s five-game win streak on Wednesday night, 60-49.
Matthews surprised some with the
By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]
College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.
Hey, it might be the greatest sporting event on Earth, but, really, who needs the NCAA Tournament?
Travis Bader scored 28 points and Duke Mondy added 17 with eight assists and seven boards to pace Oakland past Illinois-Chicago 86-71 on Friday night.
Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.
Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers’ hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.
Chris Emma breaks down the Big Ten in his weekly college basketball power rankings.
Illinois was hoping to stop its extended slump and build momentum for a strong finish when it hosted No. 22 Ohio State on Saturday night.
Photos from the Illinois Indiana game on February 7th. The Fighting Illini won the game 74-72.
Joe Paterno’s coaching career has come to a crashing end. Here are a number of photos of Paterno through the years.