D.J. RICHARDSON RUMORS

D.J. Richardson Deserves 2013-2014 Fighting Illini MVP

Last March when Illinois lost in heartbreaking fashion to Miami (FL) in the NCAA Tournament, four-year senior D.J. Richardson collapsed onto the locker room floor in devastation. D.J. shot just 1 for 11 in his final game with the Fighting Illini. Shots weren’t falling, I was obviously taking shots that I’m capable of making. They fell in the last game, I was missing this game...
Via Sports Mockery
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois rallies to beat Colorado

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois back the lead with six minutes left and the No. 7-seed Illini pulled out a tough 57-49 win over No. 10 Colorado in a game of wild momentum swings Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Illinois led by 16 at halftime only to watch Colorado rip off a 21-2 run in the second to grab the lead. The...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois 57, Colorado 49

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois the lead with 6 minutes left and the seventh-seeded Illini pulled out a tough 57-49 win over Colorado in a game of wild momentum swings Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Illinois led by 16 at halftime only to watch Colorado rip off a 21-2 run in the second to grab the lead. The Illini...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Richardson leading Illini resurgence

Watching D.J. Richardson play defense at Findlay Prep, coach Todd Simon saw a lot that he liked. But there was one little move, smart and subtle, that really caught his eye. ''He would get low defensively and get a hand low, almost between the (ball handler's) knees and kind of direct guys in the direction he wanted them,'' said Simon, who was an assistant in...
Via Fox Sports
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Richardson quietly leading Illinois' resurgence

Watching D.J. Richardson play defense at Findlay Prep, coach Todd Simon saw a lot that he liked. But there was one little move, smart and subtle, that really caught his eye. ''He would get low defensively and get a hand low, almost between the (ball handler's) knees and kind of direct guys in the direction he wanted them,'' said Simon, who was an assistant in...
Via Fox Sports
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' perimeter defense lacking in loss

MINNEAPOLIS With his team trailing by double-digits, Illinois guard D.J. Richardson calmly stepped up hit a 3-pointer. Then another. Just like that, Minnesota's lead shrunk to four points. Richardson wasn't done with his long-range assault, and neither were the Fighting Illini. With the Gophers clinging to a two-point lead just before halftime, Richardson hit a 3-pointer...
Via Fox Sports North
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini guard D.J. Richardson can’t seem to find his shot

After starting 12-0 the Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-3 in their last 5. And one of those wins was rather ugly. A big reason for their recent struggles is the ramped up level of competition as Big Ten play has begun. But it’s also they fact the team lives and dies by the three, and no one was more so than senior guard D.J. Richardson. Of all his field goal attempts on the season...
Via The Sports Bank
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini seniors D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul lead the way

The Illinois Fighting Illini suffered their first loss last night to Mizzou, but they’re still 12-1. And nationally ranked. I think any Illinois fan would have taken 12-1 at this point when the season started. This Illini team will go as far as their seniors will take them. And I’m not talking about Tyler Griffey. Four year starter guards D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul are...
Via The Sports Bank
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

IlliniPlaybookTV: D.J. Richardson

CHAMPAIGN - Illinois senior guard D.J. Richardson met with the media to discuss Tuesday's matchup with Western Carolina.
Via illinois.scout.com
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini Hoops Want More Defense Behind Leaders Richardson, Paul

One of the biggest reasons the Illini fell well short of preseason expectations last year was their lack of defensive heart and intensity. It isn’t like a Bruce Weber coached team to not defend, and last year Illinois lost way too many games because their inability to get stops down the stetch and in crunch time. Especially on the road, Illinois would dig deep holes for themselves...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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