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Dec 19, 8:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall
Cornell Big Red vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on University of Illinois Assembly Hall Monday as host Illinois looks to handle the Cornell Big Red in NCAAB action.
The Fighting Illini sport records of 10-1 and 4-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Big Red have 4-4 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Fighting Illini and 1-2 for the Big Red.
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Illinois may be thin at running back for its New Year's Eve bowl game against UCLA.
Interim head coach Vic Koenning said starting fullback Jay Prosch is hospitalized with a staph infection while starting tailback Jason Ford may be academically ineligible for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Prosch was hospitalized Dec. 14, Illinois sports information director Kent Brown said, and...
Illinois coach Bruce Weber questioned Meyers Leonard's maturity.
New Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman has needed to catch up with recruiting since taking the job. That is especially true for the previous commitments, some of whom have been wavering since the coaching change. He acted quickly to reassure offensive lineman Joseph Spencer's commitment.
The Fighting Illini pulled out a 64-60 victory over Cornell Monday night, but the win did nothing to restore confidence in a team that is clearly struggling at the moment. The Illini are becoming the gang that couldn't shoot straight, needing a late rally to overcome a second straight ineffective shooting night. The upperclassmen came through down the stretch to prevent another loss.
Fighting Illini fans flooded Parkland College Saturday to watch several top basketball players with Illini interest. Among them was sophomore Larry Austin, a combo guard from Springfield Lanphier. But while eyes were focused on Austin, his team was focused on beating a rival and last year's state champion.
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman announced today the addition of Mike Ward and Alex Golesh to the Fighting Illini football coaching staff as assistant coaches.
Meyers Leonard had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead No. 25 Illinois to a 64-60 victory over Cornell on Monday night. After trailing for the most of the game, Illinois (11-1) was sparked by D.J. Richardson's nine points in the second half and narrowly avoided its second consecutive loss.
Weber: 'The chatter has worked on his head'A glance at Meyers Leonard's 7-foot-1 frame, his athleticism and passing ability show his NBA potential in an instant. The goal for Illinois coach Bruce Weber is to not let the sophomore become too caught up in his future.
Fighting Illini athletic director Mike Thomas may wish to reconsider scheduling basketball games in Chicago after the Illini laid an egg in the United Center for the third year in a row. This time, UNLV took advantage of atrocious UI shooting and mental mistakes to whip the formerly undefeated Illini 64-48 Saturday afternoon.
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If there is something positive about the Fighting Illini basketball team having a Monday home date with Cornell after its Saturday collapse against UNLV, there is no time to dwell on the loss. Rebounding quickly is the Illini's aim, and it is possible if they can focus better, play more aggressively and hit shots.
Meyers Leonard had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead No. 25 Illinois to a 64-60 victory over Cornell on Monday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Meyers Leonard had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead No. 25 Illinois to a 64-60 victory
over Cornell on Monday night.
The cold-shooting Illini (10-1) were led by 19 points from D.J. Richardson. Illinois shot 25.4 percent (16 for 63) and had 15 turnovers. The Illini went only 7 of 25 from 3-point range as they suffered their first loss to UNLV, 64-48, Saturday.