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Summer League Recap: Days 1 and 2

NBA Summer League Day 1 I'll be in Las Vegas for the entirety of the NBA Summer League, attending and writing about all of the Bulls' games among others. Game 1: New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks Eric Griffin on the Mavericks squad is a freak athlete who had a monster slam. He followed up with a nice game on Saturday vs. Timberwolves. The Knicks had a few notable players in today's game. Tim Hardaway Jr. ...

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Illinois Embraces Defensive Culture as They Look to Avenge Michigan Loss

The next stop on the Fighting Illini’s revenge rampage is in Ann Arbor this Sunday. Illinois has knocked off five straight opponents, including a streak of beating three straight teams they’ve lost to this season (Minnesota, Purdue, and Northwestern) and are coming off a victory over Penn State, who happened to beat the Illini the last time they played last season. So pretty much, if you’ve beat the Illini ...

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Illinois vs. Michigan Recap

With the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines in town, Assembly Hall was packed with Illini fans. Within the games first seconds, a big time slam by Illinois sophomore big man Nnanna Egwu got the stadium rocking. Unfortunately for the Champaign faithful in attendance, inside points were at a premium for the Illini. Illinois was outscored 42-32 inside and couldn’t keep their three-point shot alive, as they fell to Mich ...

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Illinois’ Two-Faced Attack: If the three’s are falling Michigan is in trouble

It wasn’t the most pretty thing in the world, but the Fighting Illini’s three-game skid finally came to an end as they left Lincoln with a 20 point victory over the Cornhuskers on Tuesday. After conquering the likes of Gonzaga and Ohio State earlier this season, the win over Nebraska fell short of igniting the Champaign faithful. The Illini skeptics are still in search of a verdict for this squad. This team ...

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Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Five: Michigan State and Michigan

*This is part five 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 4. Michigan State The mastery of coach Tom Izzo was on full display once again in 2011-2012 for t ...

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