1. Illinois Basketball: Illini's Best Situational Lineups for 2014-15

    John Groce's Fighting Illini will have a much deeper roster in 2014-15 than they did a season ago. The Fighting Illini return all five starters, while adding transfers Aaron Cosby ...

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  2. Illinois Basketball: Toughest Individual Player Matchups for Projected Starters

    With the college basketball season tipping off in just four short months, it is never too early to look ahead at your team's opponents for the upcoming year. The Big Ten will be as deep as ever in 2014-15...

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  3. Illinois Basketball: Previewing Fighting Illini's 2015 Double-Play Matchups

    With the additions of Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten Conference, uneven scheduling just became even more predominant. In football, the B1G will be divided into two divisions of seven...

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  4. Illinois Basketball: Best Fighting Illini at Every Position from Last 9 Years

    Illinois has not made a Sweet 16 appearance since March 2005. That 2004-05 season ended in the national championship game, a heartbreaking loss to a loaded North Carolina Tar Heel squad...

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  5. Illinois Basketball: Strengths and Weaknesses of 2014-15 Fighting Illini Roster

    The 2013-14 Illinois Fighting Illini squad posted a 20-15 record, including a 7-11 mark in Big Ten play. John Groce's bunch had their highs and lows, but the season ultimately ended with a 50-49 loss at Clemson in the second round of the NIT...

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  6. Marquette Basketball: Strengths and Weaknesses of Golden Eagles' 2014-15 Roster

    Steve Wojciechowski , former player and assistant coach at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski, is the new head coach at Marquette University. Wojo's hire followed Buzz Williams' unexpected and puzzling decision to leave MU in favor of Virginia Tech...

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  7. Illinois Basketball: Getting to Know Fighting Illini's Stud Transfers

    The 2013-14 Fighting Illini featured only three returning players from John Groce's first Illini squad, those being Joseph Bertrand, Tracy Abrams and Nnanna Egwu ...

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  8. Illinois Basketball: Introducing Fighting Illini's 2014 Recruiting Class

    The 2014 recruiting process was an interesting one for coach John Groce and the Fighting Illini program, to say the very least...

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  9. Big Ten Basketball: Predicting This Weekend's Five League Contests

    This weekend, 10 of the the 12 teams in the Big Ten will take the court. Six teams will showcase their talents on Saturday, while four play on Sunday, leaving just bottom feeders Illinois and Penn State off for the weekend...

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  10. Illinois Basketball: Freshman Kendrick Nunn a Superstar in the Making

    Kendrick Nunn, who hails from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, originally committed to play his college ball at Texas A&M. After later reopening his recruitment, Nunn committed to play for Illinois' new head coach John Groce in the fall of 2012...

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  11. Indiana Basketball: Breaking Down Saturday's Rematch at Northwestern

    On Saturday night, the Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Evanston , Ill. to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Both teams have struggled as of late, with IU dropping their last three contests, while NU have lost four in a row...

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  12. Marquette Basketball: Stock Up, Stock Down for Golden Eagles Starters

    Following Saturday's win over Xavier, Marquette has notched victories in three consecutive contests, a season-high mark for the Golden Eagles...

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  13. Big East Basketball: How Each of the League's 5 Bubble Teams Can Go Dancing

    The NCAA tournament selection show takes place in less than a month, falling on Sunday, March 16, this year. Just three years ago, the Big East Conference sent a record 11 teams out of its then 16 to the Big Dance...

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  14. Illinois Basketball: Stock Up, Stock Down for Fighting Illini Starters

    John Groce's Illinois Fighting Illini have dropped 10 of their last 11 contests, posting a 3-10 Big Ten record, good for last place in the 12-team conference...

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  15. Illinois Basketball: 5 Burning Questions for Remainder of 2013-14 Season

    John Groce's Illinois Fighting Illini battled back from a 21-point first half deficit on Saturday night at home against Iowa, only to falter in the game's final minutes...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 3,735 reads 0 comments

  16. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    The Northwestern Wildcats pulled a stunning upset tonight in Madison, defeating the Wisconsin Badgers by a final score of 65-56. Drew Crawford led the way for Chris Collins' bunch, scoring 30 points for the winning team...

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  17. Marquette Basketball: How Golden Eagles Can Get Back into the Big Dance

    With an 11-8 overall record, including a 3-3 clip in Big East play, Marquette currently sits squarely outside the NCAA Tournament field...

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  18. Illinois Basketball: What Fighting Illini Need to Do to Get Back into Big Dance

    With a 13-6 overall record, including a 2-4 clip in the Big Ten, Illinois has gone from NCAA Tournament lock to bubble team on the outside looking in less than a two week span...

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  19. Illinois Basketball: Highs and Lows of Fighting Illini's Season Thus Far

    After a 7-0 start to the 2013-14 campaign, Illinois dropped games to Georgia Tech and Oregon, in which they held second half leads...

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  20. Marquette Basketball: Highs and Lows of Golden Eagles' Season Thus Far

    Marquette has certainly had its ups and downs through the season's first two months. Marquette entered this season as the favorite for the inaugural Big East, though its title contender status has been removed for the time being...

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  21. Marquette Basketball: 1 Pressing Concern for Each Golden Eagles Starter

    Buzz Williams and his Marquette Golden Eagles currently sit with a 10-7 record on the season, including a 2-2 mark in Big East play. Marquette next plays on Saturday afternoon against the Butler Bulldogs, a team without a league win to date...

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  22. Illinois Basketball: Biggest Games Remaining on Illini's Schedule

    John Groce and the 2013-14 Fighting Illini tipped off the season with an impressive 13-2 mark but have since dropped their last three ballgames and fallen outside the bubble in this year's 68-team March Madness field...

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  23. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' 5 Keys to Winning the Big East

    Buzz Williams' Marquette basketball squad enters Big East play with an 8-5 record, tied for worst in the conference with the DePaul Blue Demons...

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  24. Illinois Basketball: The 5 Most Impressive Illini in 2013-14 so Far

    After knocking off Illinois-Chicago Saturday afternoon, Illinois finished its nonconference slate with an 11-2 record...

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  25. Big Ten Basketball: Complete Preview and Predictions Heading into B1G Season

    With the Big Ten basketball season tipping off on Tuesday afternoon, it's certainly time to take a look at how each team stacks up after playing their nonconference slates. Once again, the Big Ten appears to be the nation's premier conference...

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