Brandon Paul

Illinois counter a rebuilding season with depth
  • October 11th, 2013
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After failing to even reach the NIT in 2011, not much was expected from coach John Groce in his first year as Illinois head coach. The word “rebuild” is often mentioned in any conversation regarding ...
After failing to even reach the NIT in 2011, not m ...
Even in Defeat, the Illini Season Was Anything But a Failure
  • April 3rd, 2013
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“When you pour your heart and your mind and your soul into something I know it stings. If it doesn’t then something would be wrong.” A choked up John Groce said these words to a visibl ...
“When you pour your heart and your mind and ...
Controversial Call Seals Illini’s Fate in Loss to Miami
  • March 25th, 2013
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In a day full of several controversial calls across the NCAA Tournament, the contest pitting No. 7 Illinois against No. 2 Miami wasn’t an exception. After Shane Larkin made a go-ahead three pointer fo ...
In a day full of several controversial calls acros ...
No. 7 Illinois Relinquishes 16 Point Halftime Lead But Holds on to Beat No. 10 Colorado 57-49
  • March 22nd, 2013
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Despite suffering a 22-2 run and squandering a 16 point halftime lead, the No. 7 Fighting Illini held on for a 57-49 win over the Colorado Buffaloes. Live by the three and die by the three has been the ...
Despite suffering a 22-2 run and squandering a 16 ...
Illinois Strives for Consistency Facing Off Against Colorado
  • March 22nd, 2013
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The No. 7 seed Fighting Illini will take on the No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes in a match-up of two enigmas. Both teams have fought through slumps to reach the NCAA tournament. Now that they’re here, they ...
The No. 7 seed Fighting Illini will take on the No ...
Illinois Overwhelmed by Zeller and Oladipo as Indiana Advances in the Big Ten Tournament
  • March 15th, 2013
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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 Kr ...
It’s pretty evident the Indiana Hoosiers entered ...
Illinois Wins at the Buzzer to Open the Big Ten Tournament
  • March 14th, 2013
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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 didnR ...
It didn’t take long for the fireworks to ignite ...
Illinois Looks to Lock Up an NCAA Tourney Bid as They Take on Minnesota at the United Center
  • March 13th, 2013
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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 ...
The Big Ten regular season is officially in the bo ...
Illinois Embraces Defensive Culture as They Look to Avenge Michigan Loss
  • February 23rd, 2013
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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 ...
The next stop on the Fighting Illini’s revenge r ...
Illinois ends losing skid against Purdue, extends win streak to three games
  • February 14th, 2013
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After winning its last two games by a combined five points, Illinois didn’t need any clutch shots down the stretch to end an eight-game losing skid against Purdue. Illinois (18-8, 5-7 Big Ten) cru ...
After winning its last two games by a combined fiv ...