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Michigan Wolverines Being Ranked No. 9 In Coaches Poll Is Right Where They Belong
The Michigan Wolverines are losing some key players from last year’s team, but they will still have plenty of talent. The preseason rankings are out and the Wolverines are being ranked No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and […]
Illinois Kicks Off Big Ten Tournament With Win
After an embarrassing loss to Big Ten regular-season champion Michigan, Illinois has managed to bounce back with two-straight victories. The Fighting Illini’s latest win came at the opening tip of the Big Ten tournament as they defeated the No. 8 seed […]
Bubble Watch: 4 Big Ten Basketball Teams In Mix For NCAA Tournament; How Will They Get There?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Madness! Okay, not quite, but we’re getting ever so close. As the final week of the college basketball regular season is amazingly upon us and conference tournaments are right around the corner, […]
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Defense Propels Indiana Hoosiers To Victory Over Illinois
The Indiana Hoosiers‘ defense has really stepped up over the past three games. Yes, Indiana is only 1-2 over the last few games, but the defense has been the reason they’ve been competitive. But if the defense can keep this […]
John Groce Making Illinois Fighting Illini Tougher
How good are the Illinois Fighting Illini? They stand at 12-2 after beating the Indiana Hoosiers 83-80 in overtime earlier this week to open conference play, but Illinois has played this part before, so no one knows if this team […]
Indiana Hoosiers: Unforced Turnovers Key in Loss to Illinois
A number of factors keyed in on the Indiana Hoosiers‘ overtime loss to the Illinois Fighting Illini today. You could put the blame on the lack of calls by the refs in overtime, the coaching mistakes by Tom Crean or even […]
Illinois Fighting Illini Striving to Parlay Strong Start into Season-Long Consistency
Why don’t the Illinois Fighting Illini finish in the top four of the Big 10 Conference or go further in the NCAA Tournament on a regular basis? The program’s prior coaching staff was deficient in one major area, and it offset the major strengths of the […]
Illinois Fighting Illini’s Rayvonte Rice Could Be the Most Underrated Player In the Big Ten
The Illinois Fighting Illini are not getting a whole lot of hype for the 2013-14 college basketball season, but they do have a couple of great players. One of them is Tracy Abrams and the other is Rayvonte Rice. Both […]
Illinois Fighting Illini Will Have Plenty of Road Tests
The Illinois Fighting Illini will not have the toughest non-conference schedule in the nation, but they will still have plenty of road tests. Illinois will play UNLV, Oregon and Missouri on the road in the upcoming season. All three of […]