Illini basketball

Head Coach John Groce of the Illinois Fighting Illini (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Illinois Falls to Nebraska, 53-43

Loss drops John Groce’s team to 11-6 overall and 1-3 in Big Ten


Malcolm Hill (Getty/Ethan Miller)

Illinois Upsets #11 Maryland

Belleville native Malcolm Hill led all scorers with 28 points.


Malcolm Hill #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini loses control of the ball as he tries to split the defense of DÕAngelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Sam Thompson #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half on January 3, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

#20 Ohio State Handles Illinois, 77-61

Illini led at halftime in Columbus, but stumbled down the stretch


Jim Harbaugh addresses the crowd at Crisler Arena during halftime of the Michigan Wolverines basketball game against the Illinois Fighting Illini after being announced as the new football coach at a news conference earlier in the day December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Michigan Knocks Off Illinois in OT

Cheered on by new football coach Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines rally for 73-65 win


Rayvonte Rice #24 of the Illinois Fighting Illini reaches for a loose ball against Nigel Pruitt #1 of the Kennesaw State Owls at State Farm Center on December 27, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illinois Crushes Kennesaw State

Up by 36 at half, Illini cruise to 93-45 victory


Members of the Illinois mens basketball team congratulate Rayvonte Rice after hitting a three point shot at the buzzer to defeat the Missouri Tigers 62-59 in the annual Braggin Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Decmeber 20, 2014.     UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Illinois Tops Mizzou With Buzzer-Beater

Braggin’ rights go to the Fighting Illini for second year in a row, 62-59.


University of Illinois' Malcolm Hill takes a shot during a practice at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 19, 2014. Illinois will face Missouri in the annual Braggin Rights game that began in 1980, on December 20, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Braggin’ Rights 2014 Preview

Illinois looks for back-to-back wins against Missouri at Scottrade Center


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Illinois Pounds Hampton, 73-55

Up next for the Illini is the annual Braggin Rights game against Mizzou


Rayvonte Rice (Getty/Ethan Miller)

Oregon’s Too Much For Illinois In Chicago

Big second half leads Ducks to 77-70 victory


Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats dribbles past Malcolm Hill #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during their game at the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

#7 Villanova Runs Away From Illinois

Wildcats hand Illini only their 2nd loss of season, 73-59