Illini Te'jon Lucas (3) dribbles past Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh (30) Tuesday night in Champaign.
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February 22, 2017

Illini Men Sweep Wildcats For First Big Ten Winning Streak In Two Years

The Illini men's basketball team beat Northwestern 66-50 last night in Champaign. It's the first back-to-back Big Ten wins for Illinois since the end of the 2015 season.

Malcolm Hill led all scorers with 18 points, and added five rebounds and five assists. 


Illinois guard Jaylon Tate, left, fights for a loose ball with Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl during the second half of Saturday's Illini win in Iowa City, Iowa.
Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press
February 18, 2017

Hill’s 21, Lucas Block Help Illini Hold Off Iowa 70-66

Malcolm Hill scored 21 points and hauled down eight rebounds and Illinois held on for a 70-66 win over Iowa on Saturday. The Illini took the lead in the final minutes on a Hill layup and fended off several Iowa chances late to win their second true road game of the season. 


Illinois' guard Te'Jon Lucas (3) looks to pass under the basket as Penn State's forward Mike Watkins (24) defends during an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign.
Robin Scholz/AP
February 11, 2017

Penn State Stops Illini Men 83-70

The Nittany Lions used a 14-2 run late in the first half to build a lead they never relinquished. Penn State shot 57 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free throw line.


Illinois guard Malcolm Hill (21) is defended by Northwestern forward Vic Law (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Illinois won 68-61.
David Banks / AP
February 08, 2017

Illini Men Snap Losing Streak At Northwestern

The Illini men’s basketball team ended a three-game losing skid last night in Evanston with a 68-61 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. Four Illini scored in double figures, led by Malcolm Hill, whose 14 points all came in the second half.


Lisa Bralts, John Steinbacher, and Brian Moline
Mike Thomas / Illinois Public Media
February 03, 2017

Bandwagon Bits: Michal Dwojak

In part of a conversation from The Bandwagon podcast, Brian, Lisa, and John talk with Daily Illini Managing Editor Michal Dwojak about his recent long-form article detailing concussions in female athletes.


Illini coach John Groce avoids contact with Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, Tuesday night in Champaign
Rob McColley / for Illinois Public Media
February 01, 2017

Wisconsin Thumps Cold-Shooting Illini Men

The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers jumped out to a 16-2 lead last night in cruising to a 57-43 victory over the Illini men in Champaign. The Badgers had an off-night shooting, but the Illini were worse. Illinois shot just 28-percent from the field, and 24-percent from behind the three-point arc.
 


Former Illinois head coach Kevin Hambly yells to his players during an NCAA college semifinals volleyball match against USC, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in San Antonio.
Darren Abate/Associated Press
January 30, 2017

U Of I Volleyball Coach Hambly Leaving For Stanford

University of Illinois head volleyball coach Kevin Hambly is leaving to take the same position at Stanford University. The announcement was made Monday morning. In eight seasons, he led Illinois to six NCAA regional appearances, and in 2011, took the Illini to the national title match – for the first time in school history.


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