Illinois Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Jeremiah Tilmon, No. 29 in ESPN 100, picks Illinois

    ESPN "Top-30 prospect Jeremiah Tilmon has committed to Illinois, he told ESPN on Monday. Tilmon chose the Fighting Illini over a final list of Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Texas and Missouri. "I feel that I trust them and that's where my heart is telling me to be," Tilmon said. "I feel..." July 11

  • Ex-Illinois player who pleaded guilty in domestic violence case finds new school

    CBS Sports "Former Illinois standout Kendrick Nunn has accepted an offer to enroll at Oakland and play his final season of college basketball at the Horizon League school, Nunn's father, Melvin Nunn, told CBS Sports on Wednesday. Nunn averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds for Illinois last season. But the..." June 23