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Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Weber: ‘We Can Get Better’

Fresh off their victory over fifth-ranked Ohio State, Illinios is turning some heads in college basketball.

670 The Score–01/12/2012

Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Trio Showing Shades Of Dee, Deron And Luther

D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul and Joseph Bertrand are beginning to look a bit like Dee Brown, Deron Williams and Luther Head did back in 2003-04.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Meyers Leonard #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini dunks during first half action against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Paul’s 43 Leads Illini Past Ohio State, 79-74

Brandon Paul scored a career-high 43 points including, a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play, to help Illinois upset No. 5 Ohio State 79-74 on Tuesday night.

01/10/2012

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Illinois Comeback Sinks Nebraska, 59-54

Joseph Bertrand scored a career-high 25 points and hit the shot that gave Illinois a decisive lead with 53 seconds to play Saturday on the way to a 59-54 victory over Nebraska.

01/07/2012

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Illinois Rallies, Holds On Vs. Northwestern 57-56

Myke Henry made one of two free throws with 6 seconds left and Meyers Leonard blocked a shot just before the buzzer as Illinois pulled out a 57-56 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.

01/04/2012

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Barlow’s 14 Points Lead Purdue Over Illinois 75-60

Robbie Hummel didn’t have to do his usual damage for Purdue to overwhelm Illinois.

12/31/2011

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Illinois Holds Off Minnesota 81-72 In Double OT

Brandon Paul scored a breakaway dunk that put Illinois ahead in double overtime and Meyers Leonard hit the layup that sealed an 81-72 victory over Minnesota in a Big Ten opener Tuesday night.

12/27/2011

CHAMPAIGN, IL - DECEMBER 03: Mike Shaw #15 of the Illinois Fighting Illini tries to control a rebound against (L-R) Sam Dower #35, Gary Bell, Jr. #5 and Robert Sacre #00 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Assembly Hall on December 3, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Gonzaga 82-75. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Upsets No. 19 Gonzaga, 82-75

Meyers Leonard scored 21 points and helped Illinois hold No. 19 Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre to two second-half points Saturday in an 82-75 upset.

12/03/2011

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Illinois Defeats Maryland 71-62

Sam Maniscalco scored 24 points, Brandon Paul had 17 and undefeated Illinois pulled away to a 71-62 victory over Maryland on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

11/29/2011

Bruce Weber

Illinois Routs Chicago State 90-43

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Bruce Weber has sought meaningful minutes for his mostly inexperienced bench, and he finally got his wish in Sunday’s 90-43 win over Chicago State. Illinois (6-0) jumped to a […]

11/27/2011

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Illinois Drops Lead To Michigan

Illinois had an 11 point lead at the half in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinal Friday. Then Michigan stormed ahead and claimed the lead and Illinois couldn’t hang on.

03/11/2011

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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

Demetri McCamey

Wisconsin Escapes Illinois

Illinois was hoping to get their third straight win over Wisconsin Saturday, but the Badgers stayed ahead. Illinois lost by ten points in their second loss in a row.

01/15/2011

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

Head coach Bruce Weber of the Illinois Fighting Illini  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Opens With Win Over UC-Irvine

Reserve Brandon Paul scored all of his 18 points on 3-pointers to lead No. 13 Illinois to a 79-65 season-opening win over UC-Irvine on Monday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.

11/08/2010

Bruce Weber

Schuster: Vindication

By David Schuster– It was just three years ago that Bruce Weber was being called an “incompetent” recruiter and a fisherman who couldn’t land the big one. The media and local boosters at Illinois were […]

670 The Score–10/31/2010

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