John Groce. (Getty Images)

Alabama Routs Illinois In NIT 1st Round

Levi Randolph had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Arkansas guard Fred Gulley. (Getty Images)

Watch: The NIT’s Still Good For An Absurd Dunk Here And There

Arkansas guard Fred Gulley’s slam can rival any this season.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Illini Eliminated From NIT With 50-49 Defeat To Clemson

Rod Hall made a driving layup with 9.3 seconds left to lead Clemson to a 50-49 win over Illinois in the NIT.


John Groce. (Getty Images)

Rice Scores 28, Illinois Rallies Past BU In NIT

Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.


Missouri coach Frank Haith. (Getty Images)

Watch: Missouri Students Go Wild Over NIT Selection

Wasting time making satirical videos is a collegiate pastime.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

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

Chris Collins. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Collins A Risk For Northwestern

Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

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Illinois State Falls To Stanford 92-88 In NIT

Illinois State fell hard to Stanford in the NIT Monday night, in what Stanford’s Aaron Bright thought was one of the craziest games in which he has been involved.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Ross Leads Washington Past Northwestern In NIT

Terrence Ross scored a career-high 32 points and top-seeded Washington beat fourth-seeded Northwestern 76-55 on Friday night in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.


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

Northwestern Holds Off Akron 76-74 In NIT

Drew Crawford scored 27 points, John Shurna added 23 and Northwestern held off Akron 76-74 on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.


Bruce Weber. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Illini AD Thomas Refuses To Comment On Izzo Rant

In an interview on The Mully & Hanley Show on 670 The Score, Thomas simply said he had no comment, after Izzo ripped him Friday at the Big Ten Tournament.

670 The Score–03/12/2012

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Northwestern Loses To Washington State 69-66

Washington State’s Klay Thompson hit a key jumper, made two free throws and got two important rebounds in overtime, and thus, Northwestern lost to the Cougars 69-66 on Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

JerShon Cobb

Well, NU Basketball Is Still Going Strong, Anyway

The Wildcats, moving forward in the NIT, are the last college basketball team standing in Chicago. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke talks with the coach and players.