Payne and Frazier help No. 25 Illinois hold off Nebraska 81-71

LINCOLN, Neb. — Fighting Illini men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood said last night’s game at Nebraska was one he’d been concerned about since the Big Ten conference schedule was published. Illinois prevailed 81-71 Tuesday night in Lincoln, but it took some late heroics by their reserve center “Maybe the coming out party for Omar Payne,” […]

Illini Men Beat Huskers Without Dosunmu 86-70

CHAMPAIGN — Beating the Big Ten’s worst team was a side story Thursday night for the Illini men’s basketball team. Ayo Dosunmu sat out on Senior Night after posting a video on Twitter showing a visibly swollen face. The Illini beat Nebraska 86-70 without him. Coach Brad Underwood said there’s no timetable for Dosunmu’s return, […]

Dosunmu Wills Illini To 77-72 OT Victory At Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Illini men’s basketball team survived frigid temperatures and a feisty Nebraska squad to win its fifth straight Big Ten game Friday night in Lincoln. The overtime final was 77-72. Ayo Dosunmu scored 15 points during a stretch that spanned the final 3:21 of regulation and the first minute of overtime. Illinois […]

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, […]

Illini Top Mistake-Prone Huskers 41-23

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Fighting Illini football team used five Nebraska turnovers to top the Cornhuskers 41-23, in what head coach Lovie Smith called a historic victory. “I’m told we haven’t won in Lincoln since 1924, when Red Grange played,” Smith said. “Whenever something like that happens, of course, it’s a big deal.” Quarterback Brandon […]