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After six straight losses, reality is setting in for the Illini

2014 just hasn't been the Illini's year. The Fighting Illini were 11-2 when they took on Indiana at the State Farm Center on December 31st. The game on New Year’s Eve was a Big Ten opener for both teams, a fitting way to kick off what seemed to be another big year in the Big Ten. Offense wasn’t hard to come by in that game, with Rayvonte Rice scoring 29 and Tracy Abrams and Joseph Bertrand combining for 30. ...

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Illinois Overwhelmed by Zeller and Oladipo as Indiana Advances in the Big Ten Tournament

It’s pretty evident the Indiana Hoosiers entered Friday’s contest against the Illinois Fighting Illini with revenge on their mind. The last time these two faced off the game ended with the Orange Krush spilling onto the floor when Illinois senior Tyler Griffey finished a lay-up as time expired to give the Illini the 74-72 victory. In their rematch at the United Center, Illinois failed to conjure up some ups ...

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Illinois Puts the Indiana Victory Behind Them as they Head to Minnesota

In the game of basketball, sometimes all it comes down to is one shot. It might sound cliché, but one bounce of the ball, one inch, one moment can change an entire season for not only a team, but for a city, or an entire school. When the ball came out of senior Tyler Griffey’s finger tips and the buzzer sounded, a team in utter desperation finally climbed out of their hole and stood atop the college basketb ...

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Illinois stuns No.1 Indiana on Tyler Griffey buzzer beater

The Fighting Illini knocked off the No. 1 ranked Indiana Hoosiers in one of the craziest games in college basketball this season. After enjoying a comfortable lead for most of the second half, Indiana blew a nine point lead with 3:33 left to play. The Hoosiers saw their No.1 ranking once again blow up in smokes as Illinois senior forward Tyler Griffey made an inbounds lay-up at the buzzer to win it for the ...

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Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Six: Ohio State and Indiana

*This is the final part of a six part series previewing each Big Ten team. Part one, Monday: Nebraska, Penn State Part two, Tuesday: Northwestern, Purdue Part three, Wednesday: Iowa, Illinois Part four, Thursday: Minnesota, Wisconsin Part five, Friday: Michigan State, Michigan Part six, Saturday: Ohio State, Indiana 2. Ohio State 2012 was a big year for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes finished last se ...

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Big Ten Breakdown: Week 5

After the buffet of blowouts last weekend, the Big Ten finally opens up conference play this weekend.  Purdue is the only idle team this week, coming at a perfect time after the Boilermakers were upset against Toledo last week. As far as the rest of these matchups, at least two of these games should prove to be wire jobs.  Wisconsin will meet  Michigan State, in what could be the best game of the day.  The ...

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