Malcolm Hill

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Petteway Leads Nebraska Past Illinois, 53-43

The story of Nebraska’s 53-43 win over Illinois Sunday is found in the numbers. Illinois made just 15 of 55 shots, 27.3 percent, the lowest an opponent has shot against Nebraska since Tim Miles became the Cornhuskers’ coach in 2012. The Fightin’ Illini’s 43 points were the second fewest allowed by a Miles-coached Nebraska team.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

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Red-Hot Illinois Defeats Coppin State, 114-56

While Illinois hung 114 points on Coppin State Sunday, coach John Groce didn’t want to talk about the offense.

11/16/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Illini’s Groce: We Have ‘Excitement, Momentum’

Illinois basketball coach John Groce had plenty to talk about at Big Ten media day.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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