Former Illini Hoops Coach Lou Henson Dies At Age 88

CHAMPAIGN – Former University of Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died on Saturday. He was 88 years old. The U of I announced his death on Wednesday, shortly after a private funeral service.  Henson coached at Illinois from 1975-1996, amassing a record of 423-224, the most wins in school history. His 1989 team, known […]

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.

Griffin’s Hot Hand Propels Illini To 74-66 Win At Northwestern

The Illini men’s basketball team tallied its 19th victory last night in Evanston, beating the host Northwestern Wildcats 74-66. Alan Griffin led all scorers with 24 points, shooting 6-8 from three-point range. Coach Brad Underwood said his team wasn’t surprised, but definitely needed the boost. “We see that all the time in practice, and we […]

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.

Maryland Rallies To Beat Illinois 75-66

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois shredding Maryland’s man-to-man defense, Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon switched to a zone — something the team rarely uses outside of practice.

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.