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Tracy Abrams

Tracy Abrams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini’s Abrams Named Big Ten Player Of The Week

In the wake of his 27 points scored against Auburn at the United Center this weekend, Illinois guard Tracy Abrams was named the Big Ten Player of the Week.

670 The Score–12/31/2012

Illinois Head Coach John Groce  (Credit: Getty)

Abrams Scores 29, Illinois Beats Auburn 81-79

Tracy Abrams scored a career-high 29 points and No. 12 Illinois beat Auburn 81-79 on Saturday.

12/29/2012

Tyler Griffey #42 of the Illinois Fighting Illini goes to the basket against the Norfolk State Spartans during the game at Assembly Hall on December 11, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No. 10 Illinois Beats Norfolk St., Improves To 11-0

Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help 10th-ranked Illinois hold off Norfolk State 64-54 on Tuesday night.

12/11/2012

Cheerleaders for the Illinois Fighting Illini fire up their fans prior to a game.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats Butler 78-61 To Win Maui Invitational

Illinois caught a huge wave of scoring in Hawaii and rode it all the way to the Maui Invitational title.

11/22/2012

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Purdue, Hummel Hold Off Illinois 67-62

Robbie Hummel scored 19 points and three other Boilermakers scored in double figures Wednesday night, helping Purdue hold off struggling Illinois 67-62.

02/15/2012

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

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

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a shot during first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Upset No. 9 Michigan State, 42-41

Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

01/31/2012

Sam Maniscalco. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Need To Solve Their Point Guard Problem

After yet another unhappy night in Happy Valley, the Illinois basketball program is at a crossroads.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Bruce Weber

Illinois Routs Chicago State 90-43

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Bruce Weber has sought meaningful minutes for his mostly inexperienced bench, and he finally got his wish in Sunday’s 90-43 win over Chicago State. Illinois (6-0) jumped to a […]

11/27/2011

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