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Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a shot during first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Upset No. 9 Michigan State, 42-41

Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

01/31/2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 20 Michigan Edges No. 9 Michigan State 60-59

Stu Douglass made a layup with 36.5 seconds remaining, and No. 20 Michigan held on through a wild final sequence to edge No. 9 Michigan State 60-59 on Tuesday night.

01/17/2012

Jordan Hulls #1 of the Indiana Hoosiers fouls William Buford #44 of the Ohio State Buckeyes after Buford stole the ball from Hulls in the first half on January 15, 2012 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Smith Goes Wild With 28 In Buckeyes’ 80-63 Win

Lenzelle Smith Jr. more than doubled his career high with 28 on Sunday to lead No. 5 Ohio State to a surprisingly easy 80-63 victory over seventh-ranked Indiana.

01/15/2012

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Illinois Gets Revenge, Crushes Indiana 72-48

The Fighting Illini got revenge for an earlier defeat at the hands of the Hoosiers and improved their chances for an NCAA tournament bid on Saturday by dominating Indiana 72-48 in Champaign.

03/05/2011

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Wildcats Hold Off Illini For 71-70 Win

The Northwestern Wildcats snapped a three-game losing streak, taking a big early lead over Illinois and then holding on for a narrow victory in Evanston on Saturday.

02/05/2011

Illinois vs. Ohio State

No. 1 Buckeyes Hold Off No. 22 Fighting Illini

The No. 22 Fighting Illini made a game of it, but couldn’t pull out the win against the No. 1 Buckeyes on Saturday, commiting a late turnover as Ohio State pulled out the 73-68 win over Illinois.

670 The Score–01/22/2011

Bruce Weber

Tisdale Leads Fighting Illini Over Western Michigan

Illinois coach Bruce Weber said his Fighting Illini played their best first half of the season on Saturday, when they took a 25-point lead into halftime.

11/27/2010