Curbelo Returns, But Purdue Outlasts Illinois 96-88 in 2OT

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois men’s basketball team took 4th-ranked Purdue to double-overtime before succumbing 96-88 on Monday afternoon. Sasha Stefanovic drained 5-8 three-pointers for a team-high 22 points. 7-foot-4 center Zach Edey connected on nine shots in the paint to add 20 for the visitors. The nationally-televised game was billed as a battle of big […]

Plummer, Cockburn lead Illinois past Rutgers 86-51

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Alfonso Plummer scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had a double-double and Illinois cruised to an 86-51 victory over Rutgers in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Cockburn, who came in leading the nation in scoring at 26.8 points per game, scored a season-low 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting and grabbed […]

Illini Comeback Falls Short At Purdue 70-66

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A season-long narrative of hot and cold quarters played out again for the Fighting Illini women’s basketball team in a 70-66 loss at Purdue Sunday afternoon. Outscored by a dozen points in the third, and trailing by 16 points in the fourth quarter, Illinois reeled off 13 straight, and then tied […]

Illini Women Earn First Big Ten Victory Of Season, 54-49 Over Purdue

CHAMPAIGN – The long, dark winter got a little brighter for the Illini women’s basketball team, when they earned their first Big Ten win of the season, 54-49 over Purdue Sunday at the State Farm Center. Aaliyah Nye drained a three-pointer with 41 seconds left to put Illinois ahead by a point. Then Eva Rubin […]

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 Lose First Home Opener Since 1995, 31-24 To Purdue

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois lost another football game Saturday, but unlike last week against Wisconsin, this one wasn’t a laugher. Purdue came to town a seven-point favorite, and won by a touchdown. The Boilermakerss got 376 yards passing.from Aidan O’Connell, who converted 29 of 36 attempts including two touchdowns.   Illinois had a chance to tie the […]