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Kendrick Nunn

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Illinois' Nnanna Egwu, left, and Rayvonte Rice, right, challenge the shot of Indiana's Stanford Robinson. (Getty Images)

Illinois Tops Indiana, Will Face Michigan In Big Ten Quarterfinals

Tracy Abrams scored 25 points to lead the Illini to victory.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Suddenly, The Fun Is Back For Illini Basketball

There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.

670 The Score–03/04/2014

Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The More Games, The Better For Young Illini

Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Malcolm Hill. (Getty Images)

Wisch: In Lost Season, Illini Freshmen Providing Hope

The future’s more fun to look at than the present for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

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Illinois Falls To Purdue 66-58

Illinois owned the lead at halftime Wednesday, and they owned an edge on the boards over Purdue that helped the Illini get there. All that changed over the next 20 minutes.

01/15/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Demps, Northwestern Upend No. 23 Illinois 49-43

Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 49-43 upset of in-state rival No. 23 Illinois on Sunday night.

01/12/2014