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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 senior guard Tracy Abrams. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Illini Guard Tracy Abrams To Miss Season With ACL Tear

Losing a senior starter is a big blow for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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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

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Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Illinois Beats Bradley 81-55

John Ekey scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds on Sunday as Illinois cruised to an easy 81-55 victory over previously unbeaten Bradley.

11/17/2013

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Hoge: Despite Loss To IU, Safe To Call Illini Season A Success

About 20 minutes had passed since their failed attempt at beating the Indiana Hoosiers for the second time this season, but there was still a small sense of accomplishment in the room.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2013

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Buckeyes Beat Illini 68-55 On 19 By Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun Thomas, playing perhaps his final home game for No. 14 Ohio State, scored 19 points Sunday to lead the Buckeyes to a 68-55 victory over Illinois, keeping alive their hopes of a Big Ten title tie.

03/10/2013

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No. 7 Michigan Starts Slow, Tops Illinois 71-58

Trey Burke had 26 points and eight assists to help No. 7 Michigan bounce back from a slow start to beat Illinois 71-58 Sunday.

02/24/2013

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Illinois Blows Out Purdue 79-59

D.J. Richardson scored 18 points and Illinois opened up a big first-half lead that buried Purdue 79-59 on Wednesday night.

02/13/2013

Brandon Paul guards Mike Bruesewitz. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Grinds Out Win At Illinois, 74-68

Ben Brust scored 20 points and Wisconsin overcame a ragged start on Sunday to beat Illinois 74-68.

02/03/2013

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Berggren, Jackson lead Badgers past Illini, 74-51

Jared Berggren scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added a career-best 14 points to lead Wisconsin over No. 12 Illinois 74-51 Saturday.

01/12/2013

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