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Missouri Tigers players prepare for their SEC Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Georgia Dome on December 6, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mizzou, Illini Bowl Bound

Tigers to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl, while Illinois is headed to Heart of Dallas matchup

12/07/2014

Malcolm Hill (Getty/Joe Robbins)

#24 Illinois Tops American, 70-55

Malcolm Hill led the scoring with 13 points

12/06/2014

: Malcolm Hill #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini shoots against Al Freeman #25 of the Baylor Bears during the championship game of the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illini Improve To 6-0

Illinois tops Baylor 62-54 in Las Vegas tourney championship

11/29/2014

Malcolm Hill (Getty/Joe Robbins)

Illinois Hits Century Mark Again

Illini beat Austin Peay, 107-66

11/21/2014

Ahmad Starks sinks a three-pointer against Coppin State on November 16, 2014 (Twitter/@illinihoops)

Illinois Demolishes Coppin St. By 58 Points

Fifteen 3-pointers included in Illini’s 114-56 victory

11/16/2014

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

10/29/2014

Tyrin Stone-Davis #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs the ball as Logan Hutton #17 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers pursues at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois.  Illinois defeated Minnesota 28-24. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illinois Stuns Minnesota, 28-24

Wearing new “Gray Ghost” uniforms, Illini score first conference win of season

10/25/2014

Geronimo Allison #8 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates after making a touchdown during the first quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Hosting 6-1 Minnesota For Homecoming

Gophers clicking while Illini struggle

10/25/2014

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.

10/16/2014

John Groce (UPI/Bill Greenblatt file)

Interview: Illinois Coach John Groce

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

10/09/2014

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