Fighting Illini Player Profile: Darius Paul

Darius Paul Sophomore Gurnee, Illinois Warren High School 6’8″ 220lbs. Power Forward High School Career Darius Paul averaged 18.0 PPG and 9.7 RPG as a senior leading Warren to a 23-4 record. Darius was selected to First Team All-State by the Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Darius averaged 11.2 PPG and 7.2 RPG as a junior...
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University of Illinois: No more Assembly Hall

March 2nd 1963. This was the day Assembly Hall was opened and ready for operation. For almost everyone reading this, Assembly Hall has been home to Illinois Basketball and numerous other events for the University Of Illinois. Well…. not anymore. This past April, University of Illinois trustees gave final approval to the Assembly Hall’s new name — the State Farm Center. The...
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois Basketball: Where are they now?

The dynamic duo of Brandon Paul and DJ Richardson have been holding down the back court for the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team for 4 consecutive years, but as we know, all good things must come to an end. The superstar athletes have given their blood, sweat and tears to the University of Illinois and it is now time for them both to find a new place to call home. For almost...
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois’ Brandon Paul hits buzzer-beater, Gus Johnson freaks out

Brandon Paul of the Illinois Fighting Illini may have put a dagger in Minnesota's hopes of an NCAA Tourney berth with a buzzer-beater in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Gus Johnson loses it on buzzer-beater from Brandon Paul

March Madness is here, and we get a little taste of Gus Johnson, thanks to Big 10 Network. The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are both on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament and battled today in the first game of the Big 10 Conference Tournament. It was tied 49-49 as time was ticking down and Brandon Paul launched a fadeaway jumper as the clock ticked down...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Paul Hits Game Winning Shot In Big Ten Tournament (Video)

Now this is Big Ten basketball. With his Illinois’ Fighting Illini team being tied up with the Minnesota Golden Golphers, Brandon Paul decided to take over the game and end it all with a buzzer beater. With the first game of the Big Ten tournament ending in classic fashion, I’m excited to see how the [...]
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois Brandon Paul hits buzzer-beater over Minnesota, Gus Johnson freaks out (Video)

It wouldn't be March without a classic freak out by college basketball announcer Gus Johnson and a first-round game of the men's Big Ten basketball tournament provided us with another classic Gus moment. With Minnesota and Illinois tied up at 51, Illinois Brandon Paul hit a fadeaway jump shot to win the game for the Fighting Illini. Then, Gus did usually magic to make...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Illinois’ Brandon Paul Hits Buzzer-Beater Against Minnesota In Big Ten Tournament

Tied at 49-49, Brandon Paul had his chance to be a hero for the Fighting Illini. After dribbling down the clock to about four seconds, Paul broke down his Minnesota defender, crossing over to his left before pulling up for about a 15-footer — of course, it was nothing but net. Gus Johnson had the call — here’s a video: Brandon Paul buzzer-beater! 51-49 Illinois final. Fitting...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Illinois’ Brandon Paul throws down nasty dunk on Trevor Mbakwe

Tweet Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul has emerged as one of the best players in the country for an up-start Fighting Illini squad. He’s averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, has stepped up and performed at a high-level in key games and has earned his fair share of highlights this season. On Wednesday [...]
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

#13 Illini are for real; win at #10 Gonzaga verifies

Last year’s Illinois Fighting Illini started 10-0, just like this year’s team. They finished an awful 17-15. But those were the Illini of Bruce Weber, not John Groce. With the 85-74 win at #10 Gonzaga last night, the first year coach has now produced the fastest start for a rookie coach in school history. 11 point underdogs, no one gave the Illini a chance. CBS’ Doug Gottlieb...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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