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Illinois Wins at the Buzzer to Open the Big Ten Tournament

It didn’t take long for the fireworks to ignite at the United Center as Illinois senior Brandon Paul hit a jump shot at the buzzer to beat Minnesota 51-49 to open the Big Ten Tournament. “I didn't want to lose,” Paul said after his late game heroics. “We worked too hard. This team has so much character and the coaching staff, they got us right for this one, as they do for all the games. So my mindset was to ...

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Illinois Looks to Lock Up an NCAA Tourney Bid as They Take on Minnesota at the United Center

The Big Ten regular season is officially in the books and man, it didn’t disappoint. The conference has six ranked teams and there is a general consensus that the Big Ten conference stands as the best in the land. All eyes will be on national title hopefuls Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State this Thursday when the Big Ten tournament kicks off in Chicago. After one of the most competitive Big T ...

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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 vs. Wisconsin Preview

The Fighting Illini immediately shifted gears from a momentous victory against Ohio State to an 84-67 drubbing against the #8 Minnesota Golden Gophers in Champaign on Wednesday. Just when everything was starting to pick up for the Illini, they’ve once again began to skid, losing their third game in five tries, including a shaky 1-2 Big Ten start. Eight weeks into the season it’s still difficult where to peg ...

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Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Four: Minnesota and Wisconsin

  *This is part four 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 6. Minnesota It might be a surprise for some to see Minnesota projected to finish in the t ...

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Bucky Looks to Chop Down Gophers

  For the second week in a row I have dropped the ball by not posting a recap of the Wisconsin game, luckily someone has picked up my slack. There was a certain movie on Monday night about the profession of ‘bouncing’ that distracted me from writing. Honestly though, what can be said about a 62-17 win that was not already said when Patrick Swayze rips out the guy’s throat in Road House. I will also mis ...

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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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