Found February 15, 2013 on
Can the Illinois Fighting Illini make the NCAA tournament? That is a question in the minds of most college hoop fans. Illinois is playing in the toughest conference by far this season and has made the most of it. In the latest poll, the Big Ten has five top 25 teams.
The Illini (18-8, 5-7 Big Ten) have some impressive wins this season. Illinois has beaten four top 25 teams including a win against No. 1 Indiana. This gives the Illini a very impressive résumé.
Another key factor to look at is Illinois’ schedule for their remaining six games. Sunday, the Illini go to Northwestern. Northwestern is 12-13 and 4-8 in conference play. This game should be a walk-over if Brandon Paul and company can knock down their open shots. With that being said, the Illini did lose to Northwestern earlier this season at Assembly Hall.
Next up will be Penn State next Thursday night. The struggling Nittany Lions are 0-12 in the Big 10. This is a game that Illinois cannot los...
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It’s been a great week and change for Illinois Fighting Illini basketball. They beat the #1 Indiana Hoosiers, then the #18 Minnesota Golden Gophers at their place. Then they finally ended their 8 game losing streak to Purdue, trouncing them by 20. I don’t have the facts and figures, but I bet the winning streak was good for their ticketing office. So things were going great for...
A reeling Northwestern team is set to square off with its in-state rival, the Illinois Fighting Illini, a team which enters Sunday's matchup red hot. However, the Wildcats, even with a run of hard luck, hope to give their foes a tough matchup while aiming to claim bragging rights.
Illinois's ticket office sent this email blast out to its fans early this morning—view the full email online here, while it lasts—as a Valentine's Day promotion. The team beat Purdue by 20 at home last night, and so it's trying to move tickets to its next home game, against the woeful Nittany Lions. That all makes sense. More »