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Doug McDermott. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

McDermott, Snell Highlight Bulls’ Summer League Roster

Click here for a full list of Chicago’s Summer League roster.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Short On Expectations, Long On Experience

What exactly would you call this season for the University of Illinois basketball team?

CBS Chicago–10/03/2013

Illinois head coach John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: How Far Can The Fighting Illini Go?

The last time Illinois and Colorado squared off in a game that truly meant something, the Fighting Illini fell far behind, staged a furious comeback and escaped with a dramatic one-point victory.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

Brandon Paul. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois, Paul Get Shot At Strong Finish In NCAA Tournament

Illinois ran out of the gate to start this season, a hot-shooting surprise that opened 12-0 just months after imploding in a way that made observers wonder whether the Illini might carry the effects for some time.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2013

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Hoge: Despite Loss To IU, Safe To Call Illini Season A Success

About 20 minutes had passed since their failed attempt at beating the Indiana Hoosiers for the second time this season, but there was still a small sense of accomplishment in the room.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2013

Indiana Hoosiers forward Victor Oladipo dunks the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Indiana defeated Illinois 80-64. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zeller, Oladipo Lead Hoosiers To 80-64 Win Over Illini

Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the Big Ten quarterfinals.

03/15/2013

Brandon Paul. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Brandon Paul Puts On Show For ‘Super Parents’

When Minnesota guard Austin Hollins stepped out of bounds with 14.6 seconds left in regulation, John Groce had a decision to make.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Illinois players celebrate their over Minnesota. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini Win On Paul’s Buzzer-Beater

Brandon Paul scored 25 points and hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to lead Illinois to a 51-49 victory over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

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Buckeyes Beat Illini 68-55 On 19 By Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun Thomas, playing perhaps his final home game for No. 14 Ohio State, scored 19 points Sunday to lead the Buckeyes to a 68-55 victory over Illinois, keeping alive their hopes of a Big Ten title tie.

03/10/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Season Already A Success? It’s Looking Like It

By the end of that ugly Big Ten basketball tilt in Iowa City on Tuesday night, the only thing more plentiful among the Illini than missed shots was their disappointment.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Marble Leads Iowa Past Illinois For 63-55 Victory

Devyn Marble scored 21 points and Iowa beat Illinois 63-55 on Tuesday night for its fifth win in seven games.

03/05/2013

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Illinois Survives Stubborn Nebraska, 72-65

Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska Saturday, 72-65.

03/02/2013

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No. 7 Michigan Starts Slow, Tops Illinois 71-58

Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help No. 7 Michigan bounce back from a slow start to beat Illinois 71-58 Sunday.

02/24/2013

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Illinois Blows Out Purdue 79-59

D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Illinois opened up a big first-half lead that buried Purdue 79-59 on Wednesday night.

02/13/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: NCAA Tourney-Bound? Illini Basketball Still Has Work To Do

On Monday morning, a Facebook friend posted a status asking where people thought Illinois will be seeded in the NCAA Tournament. His guess: as a No. 8 seed.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

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Richardson Leads Illinois Past Nebraska 71-51

D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-51 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.

01/22/2013

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Berggren, Jackson lead Badgers past Illini, 74-51

Jared Berggren scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added a career-best 14 points to lead Wisconsin over No. 12 Illinois 74-51 Saturday.

01/12/2013

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Minnesota Topples Illinois 84-67

Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 19 to help No. 8 Minnesota top Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.

01/09/2013

Tracy Abrams of Illinois and Aaron Craft of Ohio State battle for a loose ball. (Credit: Getty)

Illinois Rebounds With Win Over Buckeyes, 74-55

Brandon Paul scored 19 points and No. 11 Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener to beat No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 on Saturday.

01/05/2013

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Purdue’s Late Charge Beats No. 11 Illinois 68-61

Purdue figured out how to slow the pace — and still score a little, too, Wednesday night.

01/02/2013

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