Illinois' forward Leron Black tries to bat away a rebound by Maryland's guard Melo Trimble.
Robin Scholz / AP
January 16, 2017

Maryland Outlasts Illini Men 62-56

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon didn't let history repeat itself when his team defeated Illinois 62-56 on Saturday. The Terrapins were No. 11 when they came to Champaign two years ago and were upset 64-57 by an Illinois team that did not make the NCAA Tournament.


Illini Te'Jon Lucas (3) dumps a no-look assist to Maverick Morgan (22) in Wednesday's 85-69 win over Michigan, in Champaign.
Rob McColley / for Illinois Public Media
January 12, 2017

Youth Movement Propels Illini Men Past Michigan

Newcomers Kipper Nichols and Te'Jon Lucas led the way as the Illini men plowed past MIchigan 85-69 last night in Champaign. Illinois evened its Big Ten record at 2-2, while improving to 12-5 overall. Michigan drops to 11-6, 1-3 in the conference.


Petra Holešínská shoots over two Rutgers defenders in a 78-41 win.
Cary Frye / University of Illinois
January 07, 2017

Illini Women Blow Out Rutgers

The Illinois women's basketball team topped Rutgers 78-41 Saturday at State Farm Center in Champaign, the Illini's second largest ever margin of victory in a Big Ten game. Freshman Petra Holešínská led Illinois with a career-high 21 points.


Illinois basketball coach John Groce
Darron Cummings / Associated Press
January 07, 2017

Slow Start Dooms Illini In Loss At Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers calmed their fans by sending them into a frenzy. James Blackmon Jr. scored 25 points, Thomas Bryant added 20, and No. 25 Indiana snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-80 victory over Illinois on Saturday night.


Illini Leron Black and Buckeye Jaquan Lyle.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
January 02, 2017

Illini Men Bounce Back With Win Over Ohio State

Illinois is 1-1 in the Big Ten after a 75-70 win over Ohio State at State Farm Center in Champaign.  The Illini lost a 15-point lead before recovering to get the win on New Year's Day.


Illinois guard Malcolm Hill, top, fights for the ball against Maryland guard Dion Wiley, bottom, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in College Park, Md.
Nick Wass / AP
December 28, 2016

Maryland Never Trails In Big Ten Opening Rout Of Illinois

Melo Trimble scored 20 points and Jaylen Brantley added 13 as Maryland routed Illinois 84-59 on Tuesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Malcolm Hill had 21 points for the Illini (10-4), who saw their six-game winning streak come to an end.


Illinois guard Tracy Abrams, right, shoots against BYU forward Yoeli Childs, left, and guard Davin Guinn during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Chicago.
Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press
December 18, 2016

Abrams scores 15 to lead Illinois in 75-73 win over BYU

Reserve center Maverick Morgan had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and forward Michael Finke added 10 points off the bench as the Illini edged the Cougars 75-73 on Saturday night.


Illinois basketball player Tracy Abrams
Robin Scholz/AP Photo
December 10, 2016

Abrams’ Career Day Leads Illini Over Chippewas

The sixth-year senior's career-high 31 points led the Illinois men's basketball team to its fourth straight win, 92-73 over Central Michigan.  The Illini are now 8-3 this season.


Illinois' Malcolm Hill in a Tuesday night game against Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
December 07, 2016

Malcolm Hill Takes Over To Propel Illini Past IUPUI

The Illini men got all they could handle from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Tuesday night in Champaign.

Illinois won with a score of 85-77. But it was a two-possession game and the Jaguars had the ball with less than a minute to go before a Jaylon Tate steal sealed the win.


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