Illini Drop Sixth Straight With 83-67 Loss To No. 8 BuckeyesDeshaun Thomas scored 19 points and No. 8 Ohio State regained its shooting touch, rolling over Illinois 83-67 on Tuesday night to remain in the thick of the Big Ten race.
Illini Lose Again, 70-61 At No. 22 MichiganTim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and Evan Smotrycz added 13, helping No. 22 Michigan remain unbeaten at home with a 70-61 win over Illinois on Sunday.
Northwestern Holds Off Illinois 74-70Northwestern'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.
Wisconsin Downs No. 22 Illinois 67-63Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Jared Berggren added 18 to help Wisconsin upset No. 22 Illinois 67-63 on Sunday.
Paul's 43 Leads Illini Past Ohio State, 79-74 Brandon Paul scored a career-high 43 points including, a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play, to help Illinois upset No. 5 Ohio State 79-74 on Tuesday night.
Illinois Rallies, Holds On Vs. Northwestern 57-56Myke Henry made one of two free throws with 6 seconds left and Meyers Leonard blocked a shot just before the buzzer as Illinois pulled out a 57-56 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
Illinois Holds Off Minnesota 81-72 In Double OTBrandon Paul scored a breakaway dunk that put Illinois ahead in double overtime and Meyers Leonard hit the layup that sealed an 81-72 victory over Minnesota in a Big Ten opener Tuesday night.
Illini's Leonard Named Big Ten Player Of The WeekIllinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.