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John Groce lands Charlotte transfer Thorne for Illini basketball

Is Mike Thorne the remedy to the Illinois basketball team's frontcourt struggles? His commitment to the Illini certainly can't hurt.

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Sophomore Colbert to transfer away from Illinois basketball
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Illinois basketball sophomore Austin Colbert will transfer, head coach John Groce announced Wednesday.

Illini basketball suffers season-ending blowout to Alabama in NIT
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 11:50 pm

The Illinois men’s basketball team was blown out by Alabama in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Illinois basketball travels to Alabama for the NIT
Posted: March 17, 2015

The Illini begin their second-straight NIT run Tuesday night.

Why you should care about Illinois in the NIT
Posted: March 17, 2015

Illinois is in the NIT again, which is disappointing. But you should still care and still watch, because fan apathy is a bigger opponent than Alabama on Tuesday.

Alabama rolls Illinois basketball in opening round of NIT
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Alabama rolled Illinois in the first round of the NIT as the Illini collapsed in their third straight game.

The Illini don’t care about the NIT and neither should you
Posted: March 17, 2015

After giving up with an NCAA tournament berth on the line, the Illini have to suffer through the NIT.

A sports columnist’s mailbag: Illini fans need a reality check
Posted: March 17, 2015

Illinois fans need a reality check. Now. Sports columnist Sam Sherman discusses.

Illini faces Alabama in opening round of the NIT tournament
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 1:24 am

Illinois men's basketball looks ahead to its second-straight NIT appearance. The Daily Illini's Sam Sherman has more on the story.

Illini basketball headed back to NIT, opens against Alabama
Updated: March 15, 2015 - 11:25 pm

The Illinois men’s basketball team missed the NCAA tournament for a second-straight season and is headed back to the NIT as a 3-seed.

Illinois basketball eliminated early from Big Ten tournament
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:58 pm

 The Illini took a beating against Michigan, losing 73-55 at the United Center in Chicago.

Illini basketball faces Michigan in Big Ten tournament opener
Posted: March 12, 2015

The Illinois men’s basketball team will open the Big Ten tournament against Michigan, a team the Illini have already played twice this season.

Michigan blasts Illinois in Big Ten tournament
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Michigan crushed a timid Illinois squad at United Center in Big Ten tournament action Thursday, effectively ending the Illini’s NCAA tournament hopes.

Last chance for Illinois basketball as tournament run starts with Michigan
Posted: March 12, 2015

Illinois takes on Michigan on Thursday at the United Center in the No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed game of the Big Ten tournament. Illinois needs to beat the Wolverines, and likely Wisconsin as well, to earn an NCAA bid.

Daily Illini Sports Update: Illini falls to Michigan 73-55 in BIG Tourney
Updated: March 15, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Illinois' NCAA Tournament hopes are hindered by their loss against Michigan.

A team-by-team Big Ten men’s basketball tournament preview
Posted: March 11, 2015

A team-by-team breakdown of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament, which begins Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

Big Ten tournament provides Illini basketball its last chance
Posted: March 10, 2015

The Illini will face Michigan on Thursday morning at the Big Ten tournament.

Big Ten basketball power rankings: Week of March 10
Posted: March 10, 2015

Ranking Big Ten basketball for the week of March 10. 

Amid strange off-court occurrences, on-court results became too predictable for Illini
Posted: March 10, 2015

Illinois’ season was plagued with various off-court issues and injuries this season, but its on-court performance became all too predictable as the season went on.

Illini drop critical showdown at Purdue
Updated: March 08, 2015 - 10:53 pm

Illinois got off to a great start at Purdue, jumping out to a 15-2 lead. But soon after the second half began, the lead was gone, and Purdue was well on its way to a crucial victory.

Illini basketball falls to Boilermakers 63-58
Updated: March 08, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Due to a second-half collapse, the Illinois basketball team lost to Purdue 63-58 Saturday in the Illini's season finale.

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