Wisch: Illini Short On Expectations, Long On ExperienceWhat exactly would you call this season for the University of Illinois basketball team?
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.
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.
Illinois Survives Stubborn Nebraska, 72-65 Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska Saturday, 72-65.
No. 7 Michigan Starts Slow, Tops Illinois 71-58Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help No. 7 Michigan bounce back from a slow start to beat Illinois 71-58 Sunday.
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.
Wisch: NCAA Tourney-Bound? Illini Basketball Still Has Work To DoOn 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.
Illini's Richardson Named Co-Big Ten Player Of The WeekA great week for the Illini got even better for guard D.J. Richardson.
Richardson Leads Illinois Past Nebraska 71-51D.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.
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.
No. 10 Illinois Beats Norfolk St., Improves To 11-0Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help 10th-ranked Illinois hold off Norfolk State 64-54 on Tuesday night.
No. 22 Illinois Beats Georgia Tech 75-62Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.