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  1. Report: Illinois forward Darius Paul arrested

    Apr 22, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Darius is the younger brother of former Illini guard Brandon Paul.

  2. Big Ten Tournament: Illinois holds off Indiana

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

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    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.

  3. Illinois drops sixth straight as offensive woes continue

    Jan 26, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

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    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…

  4. Late Night Snacks: No. 17 Ohio State snaps four-game skid

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT

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    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…

  5. Illinois’ John Groce expresses regret over outburst Saturday vs. Michigan State

    Jan 22, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    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…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Georgia knocks off No. 21 Missouri

    Jan 9, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT

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    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…

  7. No. 4 Wisconsin dominates No. 23 Illinois at home

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT

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    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…

  8. Illinois lands 2015 commitment from four-star guard Aaron Jordan

    Jan 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    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…

  9. Illinois outlasts Indiana in overtime, starts Big Ten play off with win

    Dec 31, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. POSTERIZED: Joseph Bertrand’s reverse alley-oop in Illinois’ Big Ten opener vs. Indiana (VIDEO)

    Dec 31, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    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

  11. Conference Catchups: Can Ohio State or Wisconsin hold off Michigan State?

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. No. 23 Missouri’s soft schedule makes Saturday’s loss to Illinois painful

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

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    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…

  13. Illinois’ win at UNLV bigger than some seem to believe

    Nov 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  14. Illinois does their version of Taylor University’s “Silent Night”

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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    On the outset, it would appear that Illinois was stealing Taylor University’s thunder by remaining silent for the beginning of their game against Nebraska-Omaha tonight. and then promptly erupting in cheers when the Illini scored their tenth point. On the Friday before final exams each year at Taylor University, the students gather in the quaint Odle…

  15. Illinois guard Tracy Abrams misses final exhibition with mild hamstring strain

    Nov 3, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Illinois played its second exhibition game on Sunday afternoon against Northwood (Mich.) and the Fighting Illini struggled in stretches, trailing 48-47 with 13:31 to go before taking control of the contest. The 21-7 run was enough to push Illinois to an 83-67 victory, with Drake transfer Rayvonte Rice scoring a team-high 16 points. In total…

  16. Dartmouth finally releases 2013-14 schedule

    Sep 22, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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    One of the final teams to release their schedule for the upcoming season — Long Island University is another school that has yet to release their schedule — Dartmouth and coach Paul Cormier have pieced together a pedestrian 14 game non-conference schedule that is highlighted with games at Illinois and St. John’s. Ironically enough, however,…

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