Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Trail Blazers Pick Illinois Center Meyers Leonard

Leonard averaged 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season before declaring early for the draft.

06/28/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Fighting Illini’s Meyers Leonard Declares For NBA

Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard has announced he will declare for the 2012 NBA draft.

04/02/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Muller: Illini Players Need To Be Held Accountable

While he may likely lose his job after this season, Weber is not the only problem at Assembly Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

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Illinois Beats Iowa, Ends 6-Game Losing Streak

Illinois’ Meyers Leonard delivered 22 points and 14 rebounds in a 65-54 win over Iowa that ended the streak.

02/27/2012

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Illini Drop Sixth Straight With 83-67 Loss To No. 8 Buckeyes

Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points and No. 8 Ohio State regained its shooting touch, rolling over Illinois 83-67 on Tuesday night to remain in the thick of the Big Ten race.

02/21/2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Illini Lose Again, 70-61 At No. 22 Michigan

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and Evan Smotrycz added 13, helping No. 22 Michigan remain unbeaten at home with a 70-61 win over Illinois on Sunday.

02/12/2012

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Northwestern Holds Off Illinois 74-70

Northwestern’s formula for Sunday’s 74-70 win against Illinois was a familiar one: stick to a guard-heavy six-man rotation, and hit open shots.

02/05/2012

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Wisconsin Downs No. 22 Illinois 67-63

Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Jared Berggren added 18 to help Wisconsin upset No. 22 Illinois 67-63 on Sunday.

01/22/2012

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

Bruce Weber

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

Bruce Weber

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

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini’s Leonard Named Big Ten Player Of The Week

Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Assembly Hall in Champaign. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Richardson Leads No. 24 Illini Over Coppin State

In an attempt to slow the 7-foot-1 Illinois center, Mitchell and Coppin State turned to a zone-heavy defense, but the hot-shooting Illini handled it with ease in an 80-63 win over the Eagles on Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

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 Opens With 67-49 Win Over Loyola Chicago

If he’d gotten to Assembly Hall just a few minutes earlier, Illinois center Meyers Leonard would likely have been on time for the shoot-round before Friday’s season opener.

11/12/2011

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

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 […]

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