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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

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Preseason Big Ten Basketball Storylines

Big Ten basketball media day is upon us, and the season’s just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Illinois' Nnanna Egwu defends Michigan's Jon Horford. (Getty Images)

Michigan Make Plays Late, Holds Off Illinois, 64-63

Tracy Abrams missed a runner in the horn, and Illinois is likely NIT-bound.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

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 coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Skid Hits Eight Games With 75-63 Loss By Wisconsin

Wisconsin built its early season on offense, riding the strongest attack Bo Ryan has put together in his 12-plus seasons with the Badgers.

02/04/2014

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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

Joseph Bertrand  of the Illinois fights Josh Gasser of the Wisconsin Badgers for a loose ball. (Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

No. 4 Wisconsin Routs No. 23 Illinois 95-70

Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and No. 4 Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat No. 23 Illinois 95-70 on Wednesday night.

01/08/2014

Mike Shaw. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Pounds Penn State 75-55

Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead four Illinois players in double figures as the Illini defeated Penn State 75-55 on Saturday.

01/04/2014

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams.  (Credit:  Ethan Miller, Getty)

Illinois Holds Off Indiana In Overtime, 83-80

Illinois sank five key free throws late to knock off Indiana in overtime 83-80 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

12/31/2013

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams.  (Credit:  Ethan Miller, Getty)

Rice Scores 28 And Illinois Gets Past UIC 74-60

Rayvonte Rice led a furious second-half comeback on Saturday, scoring 28 points as the University of Illinois beat the University of Illinois-Chicago 74-60.

12/28/2013

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams.  (Credit:  Ethan Miller, Getty)

Abrams, Illinois Edge No. 23 Missouri 65-64 In Braggin’ Rights Game

Tracy Abrams scored a season-best 22 points and made two free throws with 4.6 seconds to lift Illinois over No. 23 Missouri 65-64 Saturday in the annual Braggin’ Rights game.

12/21/2013

Illinois Head Coach John Groce  (Credit: Getty)

Illinois Builds Early Lead To Beat Auburn 81-62

Rayvonte Rice scored 22 points Sunday and Illinois made a season-high 12 3-point shots in an 81-62 rout of Auburn in Philips Arena.

12/08/2013

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams.  (Credit:  Ethan Miller, Getty)

Late Georgia Tech Rally Sinks Illini

Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss.

12/03/2013

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Drake’s Rice To Transfer To Illinois

Rayvonte Rice will transfer from Drake to Illinois.

04/25/2012