Illini basketball

Illinois Illini head basketball coach John Groce watches the final seconds of a game against the Missouri Tigers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 21, 2103. Illinois won the Annual Braggin' Rights game 65-64.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Illinois Basketball Returns 11 Of 15

Coach John Groce hoping to get team back into NCAA Tourney in 2015


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Illini Basketball Court Damaged

Storm water backed up inside State Farm Center, which is currently under renovation


Bruce Weber the head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini watches the action during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 8, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ex Illini Coaches Mourn Passing of Wayne McClain

Bruce Weber spoke at Wednesday’s funeral


Luther Head #4 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates with assistant coach Wayne McClain after victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the  Chicago Regional Final in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at the Allstate Arena on March 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Ilinois defeated Arizona 90-89 in overtime.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ex-Illini Assistant Wayne McClain Dies

Former Peoria Manual High School coach won three Illinois state titles.


John Groce (UPI/Bill Greenblatt file)

Interview: Illinois Coach John Groce

Illini basketball boss says team is deeper, better offensively in ’14-’15


Getty/Jonathan Daniel

Four-Star Prep Guard Commits To Illinois

Jalen Coleman selects Illini over Notre Dame & UNLV


Tracy Abrams, Getty/Jonathan Daniel

Illini Point Guard Lost With Torn ACL

Tracy Abrams to miss upcoming season & will redshirt, coach John Groce says.


Illinois Fighting Illini fans cheer before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at State Farm Center on February 15, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Learn Conference Hoops Schedule

Illinois plays first 4 out of 5 Big 10 games on road, then 4 out of 5 at home.


Rayvonte Rice #24 of the Illinois Fighting Illini shoots the ball in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Illini To Play In Jimmy V Classic

Illinois slated to take on Villanova, Dec 9th, on ESPN


Deon Thomas in 1994 photo (Getty/Todd Rosenberg)

Remember Deon Thomas?

Former Illini basketball star leaving Lewis & Clark Community College post for assistant’s job at U of I Chicago





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