Report: Illini Reach Out To Brad Stevens Illinois has reportedly reached out to Brad Stevens about its head coaching vacancy and its interest in the Butler head coach is "high".
Shaka Smart Turns Down IlliniVCU head coach Shaka Smart has turned down Illinois' offer to become the next Illini men's basketball coach.
Latest: Shaka Smart WatchUp to the minute developments on the Illinois-Shaka Smart discussions.
Report: Shaka Smart Leaning Towards Staying At VCUUnless something "drastic" changes in the next day, it appears Shaka Smart will reportedly stay at VCU instead of taking the Illinois job.
Muller: Conference Tournaments Should Not Determine Auto BidsIf conference tournaments are all that matter for mid-major schools, why even bother playing a regular season?
Hoge: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch 1.0Selection Sunday is just a little over two weeks away. Here's the latest look at which teams are in good shape, which teams have work to do and which teams are in serious trouble:

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