D.J. Richardson

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

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

Bruce Weber

Leonard Lifts Illini By Richmond 70-61 In Cancun

Meyers Leonard had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds as Illinois defeated Richmond 70-61 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Demetri McCamey

Illinois Earns Third Straight Win

Northwestern didn’t have a chance when they took the court against Illinois. The Fighting Illini took a 23 point lead at the half. The Wildcats put up a second half fight, but were too far behind for a comeback.

01/06/2011

Mike Tisdale

Wisch: Did Mike Tisdale’s Foul Need To Be Called Intentional?

Merry Christmas, Illini Nation. Bah, humbug. For Illinois basketball fans, there are few – if any – things worse than losing to Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights battle.

12/23/2010

Brandon Paul

Illinois Breezes By Northern Colorado

Illinois made the first half look easy against Northern Colorado, leading to their seventh straight win this season. Northern Colorado made a strong push during the second half, but Illini held on to an 86-76 victory.

12/12/2010

Mike Davis

Illinois Pushes Past Oakland In Second Half

Illinois was behind by mere four points leading into the second half. Determined to win, Illinois more than doubled the points scored in the second half from the first to guarantee the win.

12/08/2010

D.J. Richardson

Illini Barrages Gonzaga With Three-Pointers To Victory

Illinois out-shot the Bulldogs in both halves of the game Saturday, launching a barrage of three-pointers for the 73-61 victory.

12/04/2010

D.J. Richardson

Illini Wins Third Straight

Illinois is off to a great start winning their third straight game since the season opened. They defeated Southern Illinois 85-63.

11/13/2010

Illinois Fighting Illini v. Toledo Rockets

No. 13 Illinois Beats Toledo 84-45

Illinois coach Bruce Weber’s seniors answered his call Wednesday night when No. 13 Illinois beat Toledo 84-45 in the second round of the 2K Sports Classic.

11/11/2010

Demetri McCamey

Illini Open Season With High Hopes, And Anteaters

Illinois is returning all five starters from last year’s team. Tonight, they start their season with UC Irivine as part of the 2K Sports Classic and with high hopes for championship run.

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

Demetri McCamey

Illini’s Expectations High With 5 Starters Back

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Demetri McCamey is considered one of the best college basketball players in the country. The Illinois senior point guard is a finalist for the Wooden Award. He had more than 250 assists […]

10/13/2010

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