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  1. Current recruiting season lacks familiar buzzRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Daily Illini

    Each year, the Illini seemed to have legitimate shots at landing future McDonald's All-Americans, like Demetrius Jackson, Cliff Alexander and Jawun Evans. Those recruitments didn't work out, and the ensuing let-downs, combined with a change in approach from Groce, have resulted in a sort of hoops recruiting hangover for Illini fans.


  2. Groce hosts trio of recruits as current team returns to campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | The Daily Illini

    Summer on the University of Illinois campus is generally quiet, a time mostly devoid of any significant Illini hoops news. However, there were some developments this past weekend with John Groce's program as he hosted a trio of visitors, while welcoming back some familiar faces as well.


  3. [VIDEO] Meyers Leonard joins Mike and Mike on Courtside..Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Blazers Edge

    From his humble beginnings in Illinois, to his breakout performance last season, the crew talks about it all. Leonard tackled every topic, including how he has carved a niche in Portland, and how assistant coach Kim Hughes has been a huge role model for him.


  4. LoVett snub a reminder of Groce's point guard problemRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Daily Illini

    Like a mountain of dirty dishes that eventually becomes too big to ignore, Illini fans were forced to stare down the bare spot in their future point guard cupboard when 2015 target Marcus LoVett, Jr. tweeted that he had signed with St. John's. As it stands now, the Illini have not yet recruited a point guard to run the show past Jaylon Tate's graduation in 2017.


  5. As Big Ten reloads in hoops, Illinois must keep paceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2014 | The Daily Illini

    Having been pitted against each other for 10 straight weeks as the league's fourteen teams battled for conference supremacy, this was a time for all fans of Big Ten schools to be proud. Michigan State and Wisconsin had both punched their tickets to the Final Four, marking the first time since 2005 that two Big Ten teams had reached the national semifinal.


  6. Joel Embiid And D'Angelo Russell Share The Court In High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | CBS Local

    JANUARY 3: D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives the lane to lay in two points in the first half over Nnanna Egwu #32 of the Illinois Fighting Illini on January 3, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. PHILADELPHIA - With the NBA Draft Lottery approaching, it is that time of year for Sixers fans to start deciding who they want to see the team target in the NBA Draft.


  7. Illinois PG Abrams (ACL) ahead of scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | CBS Sports

    Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL and will play on the team's foreign trip in August, John Groce told on Wednesday. "Tracy is doing great," Groce said.


  8. Irish Draw Illinois in ACC-Big Ten ChallengeRead the original story

    May 14, 2015 | One Foot Down

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face the Illinois Illini on the road in the 2015 edition of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Irish learned who another high major OOC opponent would be yesterday when the pairings in the 2015 edition of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge were announced.


  9. Illinois Basketball: Tracy Abrams To Return SoonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Writing Illini

    Jan 4, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Tracy Abrams brings the ball down court during the first half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at State Farm Center. Illinois defeated Penn State 75-55.


  10. Big East Season Recap: DePaul Exit InterviewRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | Big East Coast Bias

    Our ten-part series keeps rolling right along as we take a look at the DePaul Blue Demons in part three. After winning three Big East games to open conference play, the Blue Demons slipped right back into their old ways.


  11. Dylan Ennis commits to OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | The Daily Illini

    Illinois fans received some bad news on Wednesday, as an Illini hoops target announced he will not finish his college career in Champaign. Villanova's Dylan Ennis, middle, drives to the basket against Lafayette during the first half in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 19. Ennis chose Oregon over Illinois and Baylor.


  12. Brandon Paul: 'I didn't want to lose. We worked too hard'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2013 | The Daily Illini

    Their son, Brandon, had just nailed a buzzer-beating fadeaway to seal the Illini men's basketball team's 51-49 win over Minnesota in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, and they'd almost missed it. They phoned the senior guard two days earlier to let him know they'd try to stay until the end of the game, as Cliff and Lynda also told Paul's freshman brother, Western Michigan guard Darius Paul, they'd make his opening round matchup of the MAC Tournament in Cleveland on Thursday night.


  13. Illini men's basketball clinches Maui Invitational title with win over ButlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2012 | The Daily Illini

    Eight days on the Hawaiian Islands started with a gutsy overtime victory against Hawaii and ended with a Maui Invitational championship for the Illinois men's basketball team. The Illini defeated Butler 78-61 Wednesday night to cap a nonconference tournament in which they never trailed at any point during the three games.


  14. Illinois men's basketball advances to Maui Tournament championship game to face ButlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2012 | The Daily Illini

    The Maui Invitational was widely regarded as the Illini men's basketball team's first true test. It was largely seen as a gauge for how the team would fare when the mid-major conference teams shuffled out of the gym and Illinois finally faced some elite talent.


  15. Last night a D.J. saved my life: Illini pull off overtime win against HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2012 | The Daily Illini

    Friday's Illinois men's basketball road opener against Hawaii could have easily been forgettable. The game wasn't available on TV in Illinois, could only be viewed on a choppy Internet stream and in a fashion in line with the last couple seasons, it looked like the Illini wouldn't close their marginal lead in the final minutes of the game.


  16. Meyers Leonard to host basketball camp in hometownRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    Meyers Leonard is thrilled to introduce his second annual basketball camp June 26-28th at his alma mater, Robinson High School. Leonard just finished third regular season in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers, and is currently playing in the 1st round of the Western Conference Playoffs vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.


  17. Morning Orange Krush: Illini News 4/24/2015Read the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | Writing Illini

    Illinois softball pitcher Jade Vecvanags' hot streak and the Illini's win streak came to an end in their first game of a doubleheader at Northwestern. Despite losing the first game 12-4 the red-hot right-hander and the Illinois offense bounced back to claim the second matchup of the day 9-8, splitting the series in Evanston, Illinois, to remain at fourth in the conference standings.


  18. Report: Former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis cuts list to threeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | MSNBC

    At this time of year guards with a combination of Division I experience and immediate eligibility become incredibly popular prospects, and that's been the case for former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis. Due to graduate this spring Ennis, who was a solid contributor on a team that won the Big East regular season and tournament titles, will be able to play immediately in 2015-16.


  19. Big East Season in Review: Top 5 Wings RevisitedRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Big East Coast Bias

    Before this season, we ranked the top five wings in the Big East. Let's revisit where BECB was right, where we were wrong, and provide a new top five.


  20. Fighting Illini add Charlotte transfer ThorneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | ESPN

    Kansas will play Team Canada in a pair of exhibition games at Sprint Center in June before heading to South Korea as Team USA for the World University Games. Duke freshman guard Tyus Jones, the most outstanding player during the Final Four, will enter the NBA draft, coach Mike Krzyzewski said Wednesday Rick Pitino will have a do-over on his hands as six players who opened the 2014-15 season will no longer be with the team.