Illinois Rumors & News

  • Michigan earns payback against Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "Junior D.J. Wilson scored 17 points and senior guard Zak Irvin added 15 points to help Michigan earn a 66-57 win over Illinois in a Big Ten Conference game on Saturday at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines (13-7, 3-4 Big Ten) avenged an 85-69 defeat at Illinois (12-8, 2-5) on Jan. 11, a loss..." January 21

  • No. 21 Purdue dominates Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas and 6-foot-8 power forward Caleb Swanigan are creating havoc on the same night, No. 21 Purdue is extremely good and extremely difficult to beat. Toss in 46.7 percent 3-point shooting and 20 of 22 from the free throw line, and an..." January 17

  • Brantley sparks Maryland to comeback win vs. Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Jaylen Brantley came off the bench to spark a second-half comeback that led Maryland to a 62-56 victory over Illinois on Saturday night at State Farm Center. Brantley, who had yet to score in the game, reeled off 10 straight points in a three-minute stretch to turn a 41-36..." January 14

  • Illinois scores Big Ten win over Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Six players scored in double figures as Illinois improved to 9-1 at the State Farm Center with Wednesday's 85-69 Big Ten victory over Michigan. The Illini (12-5, 2-2) claimed their eighth win in 10 games as Maverick Morgan scored a team-high 16 points while Marcus Hill added 15. Kipper..." January 12

  • No. 25 Hoosiers snap losing streak with rout of Illini

    The Sports Xchange "No. 25 Indiana snapped a three-game losing streak by scoring the game's first 15 points in Saturday's 96-80 Big Ten home rout of Illinois at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers (11-5, 1-2) reversed being outscored 13-0 at the start of a Tuesday home loss to No. 13..." January 07

  • Illinois hangs on for 75-70 win over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "After squandering an 11-point halftime lead, Illinois recovered down the stretch and held off Ohio State for a 75-70 victory on Sunday night in a Big Ten game at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Senior swingman Malcolm Hill scored five of his team-high 20 points in the final three..." January 01

  • Trimble leads Maryland past Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble scored 11 of his 20 points in the second half and reserve Jaylen Brantley added 13 points as Maryland posted an 84-59 victory over Illinois on Tuesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Freshman guard Anthony Cowan and freshman..." December 27

  • Hill helps Illinois past Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "Playing 20 miles from his home, Malcolm Hill delivered a game-high 21 points to guide Illinois to a 75-66 victory over Missouri in the Braggin' Rights Classic on Wednesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Maverick Morgan notched 19 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Illinois..." December 21

  • Illinois escapes with 75-73 victory over BYU

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Illinois allowed a 16-point lead to dwindle to one, but the Illini turned two BYU turnovers into baskets in the final minute to escape with a 75-73 victory Saturday night at United Center as part of the Chicago Legends doubleheader. Senior center Maverick Morgan (14 points, 10..." December 18

  • Illinois' Abrams eclipses 1,000-point plateau in win

    The Sports Xchange "CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Matched against the nation's leading scorer, Illinois senior guard Tracy Abrams enjoyed a game for the ages as the Fighting Illini earned a 92-73 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center. Abrams went over the 1,000-point mark early in the..." December 10

  • Hill pours in 32 as Illinois sinks IUPUI

    The Sports Xchange "Senior swingman Malcolm Hill seized control down the stretch to lift Illinois to an 85-77 non-conference victory over IUPUI on Tuesday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Hill scored 11 of his game-high 32 points in the final 4 minutes, 49 seconds as the Illini (7-3) outlasted the..." December 06

  • Illinois survives slow start to beat VCU

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois shrugged off horrendous shooting during the opening 10 minutes to prevail 64-46 over Virginia Commonwealth in Hoophall Miami Invitational play on Saturday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena. Sophomore power forward Leron Black, making his first start of the year, posted a..." December 03

  • Hill gets Illinois over hump in victory over N.C. State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior swingman Malcolm Hill and sophomore forward Leron Black scored 30 of their 37 points in the second half to spark Illinois to an 88-74 victory over North Carolina State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge play on Tuesday night in Champaign, Ill. Hill, who subsisted on five free throws in the..." November 30

  • No. 25 Florida State Seminoles downs Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "No. 25 Florida State's hot start to the 2016 season was derailed Thursday in an upset loss to Temple. On Friday, the Seminoles got right. Guard Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off and No. 25 Florida State downed Illinois 72-61 at the Barclays..." November 25

  • West Virginia's defense buries Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "No. 19 West Virginia's defense, so suffocating against inferior competition to begin the season, looked even more disruptive against Illinois during an 89-57 romp Thursday in the NIT Tipoff semifinals in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nathan Adrian had 13 points and eight rebounds despite early foul..." November 24

  • Winthrop rallies to upset Illinois in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Winthrop rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to force overtime, then took control in the extra session to earn an 84-80 victory over Illinois in NIT Season Tip-Off play Monday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Keon Johnson, a 5-foot-7 guard and the Big..." November 21

  • Illinois pulls away from Detroit Mercy

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois made eight of its first nine shots from the field in the second half to break away from Detroit Mercy for an 89-69 victory in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Senior swingman Malcolm Hill scored five of his game-high 25 points in the..." November 18

  • Illinois officially lands 5-star center Jeremiah Tilmon

    Land of 10 "Illinois fans can breath a sigh of relief. Five-star center Jeremiah Tilmon announced Thursday that he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Illini after verbally committing to the team in July. The 6-foot-10.5 Tilmon is tabbed as the 25th-best player in the 2017 class,..." November 17

  • Illinois makes 16 3-pointers in 112-65 victory

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois tied a school record with 16 3-pointers as the Fighting Illini overwhelmed Division II McKendree University 112-65 on Tuesday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Sophomore guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (18 points) drilled 6 of 9 from 3-point range to share team-high scoring..." November 15

  • Hill's 40 push Illinois over Northern Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "Senior swingman Malcolm Hill poured in 29 of his career-high 40 points after intermission to rally Illinois to a 79-64 victory over Northern Kentucky on Sunday night at State Farm Center. Hill finished 13 of 23 from the field, 5 of 8 on 3-pointers and 9 of 12 at the line while grabbing 12..." November 13

  • Illinois surges past Southeast Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois and senior Malcolm Hill shrugged off sluggish starts to post an 81-62 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Friday night at the renovated State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Hill, a leading candidate for Big Ten Player of the Year, scored 19 of his 21 points in the final 23..." November 12

  • Illinois basketball strengthens recruiting class, adds Trent Frazier

    Today's U "The University of Illinois men’s basketball team added to a strong 2017 recruiting class on Sunday after securing a commitment from four-star point guard Trent Frazier, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. 247Sports grades Frazier as the 20th ranked point guard in the nation, the eighth..." August 21

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