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Portland Selects Illini’s Meyers Leonard

The 7’1″ center was the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.


Meyers Leonard #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates late in the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. The Illini defeated the Buckeyes 79-74. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Fighting Illini’s Meyers Leonard Declares for NBA

Illinois hasn’t had a first round NBA Draft pick since Deron Williams and Dee Brown in 2005. Williams plays for the New Jersey Nets. Brown was waived by the Dallas Mavericks in 2010.


Blocked Shot Secures Illini Win

Illinois comes back, defeats Northwestern 57-56 at Evanston


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Illinois Survives Scare From Cornell

Fighting Illini get 11th win, Missouri’s up next on Thursday in St. Louis.


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Illinois Stays Unbeaten With Win Over St. Bonaventure

Bonnies led Illini until late in 2nd half.


D.J. Richardson #1 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks to pass while being defended by JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall on February 13, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Purdue defeated Illinois 81-70. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Richardson Helps Illinois Hold Off Lipscomb 79-64

Illinois survived the first half mostly without their 7-foot-1-inch big man, Meyers Leonard. The sophomore sat after picking up his second foul less than two minutes into the game and didn’t return until the second half.


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Illinois Rambles Past Loyola 67-49

Bruce Weber’s team begins regular season with win.


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