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  • Strong second half leads No. 4 Iowa State past Illinois story has photos
    Updated: Nov-28-15 10:36 pm

    NICEVILLE, Florida - With Illinois and No. 4 Iowa State trading the lead for most of Saturday's championship game in the Emerald Coast Classic, Cyclones guard Monte Norris decided with 10:51 remaining to try and deliver a knockout punch.

  • Nunn scores 18 as Illinois defeats UAB, 72-58 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 12:50 am

    NICEVILLE, Florida - Illinois coach John Groce was short-handed for the first five games as many of his key players were out with injuries.

  • Illini escape with buzzer-beater, 82-79 over Chicago State story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:51 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois wasn't too worried about style points. After one of the worst starts in school history, the Illini just needed a win.

  • Chattanooga gets past Illinois 81-77 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:39 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Chuck Ester and Chattanooga had led Illinois all game Saturday, much of it by double digits, and suddenly faced a nine-point deficit with just over six minutes to play.

  • Illinois rallies to beat North Dakota State 80-74 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 6:40 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Just as important as seeing Illinois rally for an 80-74 victory over North Dakota State, Illinois senior center Mike Thorne Jr. just wanted to see what's going on outside.

  • Illinois point guard Tate has finger surgery 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 5:57 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois coach John Groce says point guard Jaylon Tate had surgery to repair a dislocated finger but has not said when the junior might return.

  • North Florida never trails in 93-81 win over Illinois 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 11:19 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - North Florida hasn't lost any momentum after its first NCAA Tournament appearance last March.

  • Illinois adds point guard, forward on signing day 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 4:58 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois has signed point guard Te'Jon Lucas to join the team next season and has added forward Kipper Nichols who previously committed to Tulane, coach John Groce said Wednesday.

  • Illinois fires athletic director after athlete allegations story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 6:31 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomas on Monday, saying he had done nothing wrong but a change was needed after the department was plunged into crisis when football and women's basketball players said had been mistreated by their coaches.

  • Indiana's Tom Crean leads list of coaches on hot seat 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 3:07 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Rick Barnes fired at Texas. Anthony Grant sent packing at Alabama. Rick Ray ousted at Mississippi State and Oliver Purnell let go by DePaul.