Illinois Drops Lead To MichiganIllinois had an 11 point lead at the half in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinal Friday. Then Michigan stormed ahead and claimed the lead and Illinois couldn't hang on.
Illinois Gets Revenge, Crushes Indiana 72-48The Fighting Illini got revenge for an earlier defeat at the hands of the Hoosiers and improved their chances for an NCAA tournament bid on Saturday by dominating Indiana 72-48 in Champaign.
Last Chance For Fighting IlliniWhen the Fighting Illini seniors look back on their four years of college basketball, some of their fondest memories will be of their hoarse-throated coach Bruce Weber and his temper.
Wisch: The Truth About Illinois BasketballFrustrated Illini basketball fans don’t want to hear it. Frantic Bruce Weber critics don’t want to hear it. And, heck, to be honest, I don’t really want to hear it, either.
Illinois Hangs On For Win Against MichiganIllinois started strong when facing Michigan Wednesday night. When it came to the second half, coach Bruce Weber was getting nervous. Michigan had a strong push and the Illini only barely won.
Wisch: Weber Pushes Right Buttons, Illini Push ForwardSo, maybe this Bruce Weber guy can coach a little, after all. And perhaps Illini basketball isn’t dead just yet.
Illini Losing Edge, Looks For ToughnessThe Illinois Fighting Illini started the season strong, but has recently lost their edge. Coach Bruce Weber knows the talent is their, all that seems to be missing is some leadership and toughness in his players.
Wisch: Why Tonight Isn't Do or Die For The IlliniWell, tonight is it for Illinois basketball. At least, if you ask Mike Tisdale.
No. 1 Buckeyes Hold Off No. 22 Fighting IlliniThe No. 22 Fighting Illini made a game of it, but couldn't pull out the win against the No. 1 Buckeyes on Saturday, commiting a late turnover as Ohio State pulled out the 73-68 win over Illinois.
Illinois Earns Third Straight WinNorthwestern 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.
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.
Illinois Breezes By Northern ColoradoIllinois 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.