Illini Women’s Comeback Falls Short Vs. #15 Indiana 58-50

CHAMPAIGN — The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team gave another Jekyll and Hyde performance in yesterday’s 58-50 loss to the 15th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers in Champaign. Eighteen first half fouls forced the Illini to rethink how they were defending. Coach Nancy Fahey said the analysis proved fruitful. “There’s a maneuver called a Masgov that you can […]

Frazier, Curbelo Drive Illinois Past Indiana 75-71 In OT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Ayo Dosunmu went scoreless after halftime, and fouled out almost eight minutes before the final horn. But the Fighting Illini men’s basketball team managed without him in a 75-71 overtime win at Indiana last night. Trent Frazier and Andre Curbelo took the reins in a game that saw 53 personal fouls, and […]

Illini Win Long-Anticipated Tilt With Iowa 80-75

CHAMPAIGN — Since the COVID-compromised 2020-21 college basketball schedule was released last autumn, January 29 had been circled on everyone’s calendar. The Illinois-Iowa game was important to Illini and Hawkeye fans, of course. But the entire country was waiting and watching. That #19 Illinois prevailed 80-75 over #7 Iowa means a bevy of non-Midwestern hoops […]

Illini Men Upset By Maryland; Women Fall At Michigan

CHAMPAIGN — The Maryland Terrapins now have two Big Ten wins, both on the road at nationally-ranked opponents. That’s after they upset #12 Illinois 66-63 Sunday night at State Farm Center in Champaign. Their previous conference win was at #8 Wisconsin. Daryll Morsell returned from a two-game injury break to score 19 points on 8-16 […]

Illini Men Hold Off Purdue; Women Blasted By Iowa

CHAMPAIGN — The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team beat Purdue 66-58 Saturday in Champaign. Freshman Andre Curbelo came off the bench to spark an Illini team that tripped out of the gate in both halves. The freshman scored only eight points and dished out six assists, but his presence on the floor changed the dynamic […]

Illini ‘Foul Up’ At Rutgers 91-88

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Most of the time, if you shoot 54 percent from the field, score 88 points, and have five players score in double figures, you’ll win the game. But that wasn’t the case for #13 Illinois on Sunday, as they fell 91-88 at #19 Rutgers in Big Ten conference play. Illinois coach Brad […]

Late Run Sinks Illini Women At Nebraska 78-72

LINCOLN, Neb. — Everything was clicking offensively for the Illinois women’s basketball team in its Big Ten opener at Nebraska Thursday night. Five Illinois players had scored in double figures, and the Illini led 67-63 with just more than three minutes to play. Nebraska then went on a 12-0 run to take a 75-67 lead, […]

Foul Trouble Plagues Illini In 71-63 Loss At Ohio State

COLUMBUS – The Illini men’s basketball team lost 71-63 last night at Ohio State. Big men Kofi Cockburn and Giorgi Bezhanishvili were in foul trouble from the opening tip. Cockburn picked up his first foul 14 seconds into the game.

Illini And Dosunmu Fall 70-69 To Michigan State

An epic comeback literally slipped away from the Illini men’s basketball team last night, when a driving Ayo Dosunmu lost his footing and crumpled to the floor as time expired in a 70-69 loss to Michigan State.

Hawkeyes Top Illini 72-65

The Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Illini men’s basketball team 72-65 yesterday in Iowa City. Illinois led 59-55 with just over five minutes remaining in the game before Iowa closed the game on a 17-6 run. Coach Brad Underwood described the chain of events from that point.