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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 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 […]
Cliff Alexander Almost Picks Illinois Hat, Breaks Fighting Illini Fans’ Hearts
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the weather is getting chillier and chillier and, of course, high school basketball recruits are making their choice of college destinations. Okay, the last one wasn’t so obvious, but it’s […]
Rayvonte Rice Needs To Have An Instant Impact For Illinois Fighting Illini
Rayvonte Rice has the talent to lead the Illinois Fighting Illini in scoring in the 2013-14 college basketball season and he needs to have an instant impact for the team. Rice previously averaged 16.8 points per game for Drake in […]
John Groce Is Doing A Fine Job At Recruiting For Illinois Fighting Illini
Bruce Weber did work for the Illinois Fighting Illini, but head coach John Groce has been doing a fine job at recruiting ever since taking over for this team. The 2014 recruiting class is already looking solid to say the […]