Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN — The frustration that Illinois head coach Brad Underwood feels towards the end-of-the-season schedule his No. 5-ranked team must negotiate before the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament was evident in the pregame new conference on Friday.
Illinois defeated Nebraska 86-70 on Thursday as the senior players celebrated their last game at the State Farm Center.
CHAMPAIGN — After consecutive home losses to Maryland and Ohio State, Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood made his one and only starting lineup change this season, substituting Jacob Grandison for Da'Monte Williams against Penn State on Jan. 19.
CHAMPAIGN — On a night when everything was clicking for Illinois' offense against Minnesota in their 94-63 win on Saturday, it was completely appropriate for senior Trent Frazier to connect on a half-court shot before the halftime buzzer sounded.
The Illinois men’s basketball team will walk into one of the most dangerous arenas in college basketball for ranked teams when they enter Williams Arena, aka “The Barn,” on the campus of the University of Minnesota on Saturday.
Sullivan's Emily White scored the first 10 points of the game, giving her team a quick advantage over Clinton on Thursday in a battle of one-loss Central Illinois Conference teams.
CHAMPAIGN — Northwestern never led during Tuesday's game against Illinois at the State Farm Center. It trailed by as much as 18 in the first half, 25-7, getting that down to 12 at halftime, 38-26.