Illini ‘Never Stopped Dreaming’ In Quest For March Glory

INDIANAPOLIS — It took Brad Underwood 26 years to become an NCAA Division I head basketball coach. But he said he never doubted the time would come. On Sunday, after Illinois men’s basketball earned the Big Ten tournament title with a 91-88 win in overtime against Ohio State, Underwood reflected on his journey. “I had […]

Illini Celebrate Big Ten Tournament Title, No. 1 NCAA Seed

INDIANAPOLIS — Giorgi Bezhanishvili and Kofi Cockburn were at a loss for words as they observed the spectacle of a Big Ten Tournament Championship Sunday in Indianapolis. “I was trying to collect the whole moment within me,” said Bezhanishvili. “All these people who I’ve been with every single day, working, and see them, so so […]

Baylor Neutralizes Illini Stars, Cruises To 82-69 Win

INDIANAPOLIS — The Baylor Bears showed why they are ranked number two in the country, beating the fifth-ranked Fighting Illini men’s basketball team 82-69 Wednesday night in Indianapolis. Davion Mitchell and Adam Flagler scored 15 and 18 points respectively to lead the Bears, combining for 58% shooting and 6-11 on three-pointers. It was a stark […]