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Illini Continue Dominance Over Hawkeyes, Get Badly Needed Home Win

The 81-68 Illini win certainly was a game of runs in the first half as the Illini 10-0, then Iowa went  11-1, followed by ILL 16-2, then Iowa 11-5 over the final five minutes to close half. And up until the 6:02 mark in the second half, when Demetri McCamey hit a dagger to put... Read more »

Five Darkest Moments of this Illini Basketball Season

The Illinois Fighting Illini came into this year with across-the-board top 15 preseason national rankings. Yet here they are receiving no votes at all (deservedly so) in either poll for the past few weeks, under .500 in conference, and squarely on the NCAA bubble. In other words, grossly underachieving and not even remotely close to... Read more »

Illini Cruise Past PSU; Demetri wins Final Battle with Talor

Two all-star senior point guards meeting for the final time…unless of course they square off in the Big Ten Tournament. But during the four years that Demetri McCamey manned the one for the Illini, and Talor Battle served in the same role for the Nittany Lions, Battle won the war 5-4. This is a substantial... Read more »
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INCREDIBLE Video of Illini DJ Richardson Trick Shot

Last night, the Illinois Fighting Illini absolutely mangled the Northwestern Wildcats in a game that was decided minutes after the tip. The Illini shot the lights out from both inside and outside the arc. But that was nothing compared to this trick shot Illinois sophomore guard D.J. Richardson hit from the concourse in between the... Read more »

Illini Basketball has Three Achilles Heels

It’s certainly nice that Illini basketball has started 2-0 in Big Ten play. It’s a lot better than  0-2. Their win yesterday over Wisconsin was just the second time they’ve beaten a ranked opponent in ’10-’11. (Gonzaga, exactly like the Badgers, were ranked #24 in the coaches poll, receiving votes in the AP). It was... Read more »

Kendall Gill on Past, Present and Future Illini Basketball

Everyone here knows Kendall Cedric Gill, retired NBA player, now professional boxer and analyst for Comcast Sports Net and the Big Ten Network. The ex-Chicago Bulls player and current Bulls expert for CSN starred at suburban Rich Central before taking his talents to Champaign-Urbana for the “Flyin’ Illini” of the late 80s, earning a Final... Read more »
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Kendall Gill Extremely High on Illini Prospects

Everyone here knows Kendall Cedric Gill, retired NBA player, now professional boxer and analyst for Comcast Sports Net and the Big Ten Network. The ex-Chicago Bulls player and current Bulls expert for CSN starred at suburban Rich South before taking his talents to Champaign-Urbana for the “Flyin’ Illini” of the late 80s, earning a Final... Read more »

D.J. Richardson needs to Show Illini how to Defend

As you might have noticed Thursday night, given you watched the #13 Illinois Fighting Illini in their 90-84 OT loss to #22 Texas in the 2K Challenge college basketball tournament benfitting Coaches vs. Cancer, Illinois has some problems stopping people. Sure the Longhorns went seven minutes without a field goal down the stretch, but that... Read more »

Illinois Destroys Southern Illinois in Basketball Grudge Match

After a football game that nearly defied all description, Illinois head coach Bruce Weber knew it was important for the Illini basketball team to get out fast. “I did bring up the football game in the shootaround — you just never know and you gotta be ready to play,” Weber said. “When you are winning... Read more »
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