Illinois Fighting Illini
Jul 24, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
Groce is under .500 in Big Ten play in his two seasons at Illinois.
Jul 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
John Groce was awarded a three-year extension last year.
Jun 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT
Illinois head coach John Groce jumped into a raft filled with ice water as part of offseason Navy SEAL training.
Jun 14, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT
A spring trip to China was a productive one for Aaron Cosby, who’s looking to be a key contributor for Illinois in his first season after transferring in from Seton Hall.
Jun 14, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT
Baylor, Memphis and Stephen F. Austin among the eight participants.
Jun 2, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT
Illinois replaces Maryland as Villanova’s opponent.
May 31, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT
After being suspended for the entire 2014-15 season by Illinois, Darius Paul is headed to a junior college.
May 27, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT
According to a report the four teams playing in the Las Vegas Invitational have been revealed.
May 15, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT
Wisconsin is the clear favorite in the Big Ten after making the 2014 Final Four and losing only one starter.
May 14, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
Darius Paul pleaded guilty to underage drinking, and the case also provided insight as to what led to his season-long suspension.
May 13, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT
Illinois announced that forward Darius Paul will be suspended for the entire 2014-15 season.
May 3, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
Point guard Jalen Brunson, one of the best players in the 2015 class, announced his final eight schools on Saturday via his Twitter account.
Apr 22, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT
Darius is the younger brother of former Illini guard Brandon Paul.
Mar 13, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
Tracy Abrams scored a season-high 25 points to lead No. 9 seed Illinois past No. 8 seed Indiana, 64-54, on Thursday in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament.
Jan 26, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT
During non-conference play Illinois had the look of a team capable of returning to the NCAA tournament despite the graduation of Tyler Griffey, Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. Drake transfer Rayvonte Rice took over the role of primary scoring option, with players such as Tracy Abrams and Joseph Bertrand being productive options as well. But…
Jan 24, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT
GAME OF THE NIGHT: Portland 114, BYU 110 (3OT) Portland has now beaten both Gonzaga and BYU at home this season, and their win over the Cougars may stand as one of the best games of the season when we reach early April. Tyler Haws, whose 48 points were the most scored in a WCC…
Jan 22, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
After starting Big Ten play with wins over Indiana and Penn State, Illinois has hit a rough patch in the form of a four-game losing streak. The most recent of those defeats came on Saturday night, with the Fighting Illini dropping a 78-62 decision to No. 3 Michigan State in Champaign. On what was a…
Jan 9, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT
GAME OF THE NIGHT: Georgia 70, No. 21 Missouri 64 This was an emotional one for the Bulldogs, as the father of head coach Mark Fox passed away on Friday. Charles Mann scored 18 points and Nemanja Djurisic added 16 off the bench for Georgia, which ended the Tigers’ 26-game home win streak. Jabari Brown…
Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT
Ironically enough, the only game between ranked teams on Wednesday night ended being the worst game of the night for the viewer. No. 4 Wisconsin jumped out to a 33-10 lead on No. 23 Illinois in the first 11 minutes, coasting to a 95-70 win in which the Badgers were never once challenged. With the…
Jan 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT
John Groce and his Illinois Fighting Illini got more than just a 75-55 win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon. He also added to his 2015 recruiting class. Plainfield East High (Ill.) junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan told Groce he had made his committed to Illinois on Saturday, according to Marcus Jackson of the News-Gazette. The 6-foot-4…
Dec 31, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT
Rayvonte Rice went for 29 points and Illinois’ defense held Indiana without a field goal from the 6:44 mark in regulation until there were just 3.1 seconds left in overtime as the Illini brought home an 83-80 win over the Hoosiers. Tracy Abrams added 17 points for the Illini while Joseph Bertrand chipped in with…
Dec 31, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT
Joseph Bertrand had 13 points in Illinois’ thrilling 83-80 win over Indiana to start Big Ten play. The most impressive play of the game was Bertrand’s reverse alley-oop to give the Fighting Illini a 69-67 lead with three minutes to go in regulation. Follow @terrence_payne
Dec 30, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT
College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences. To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Keith Appling, Michigan State The…
Dec 21, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT
Tracy Abrams answered a Jabari Brown three by drawing a foul and hitting two free throws with 4.6 seconds left as Illinois claimed Braggin’ Rights over No. 23 Missouri with a 65-64 win in St. Louis on Saturday evening. Abrams finished with 22 points and Rayvonte Rice chipped in with 14 for the Illini, who…
Nov 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
Prior to their game at UNLV on Tuesday night, Illinois had yet to play a game away from the friendly confines of the State Farm Center in Champaign. John Groce’s team won those five games by an average margin of 20.6 points per game, with the closest result being a 64-52 win over Valparaiso on…
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