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GIF: Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell Makes Awesome Steal, Saves The Ball, Scores On Transition Layup

It isn’t just football season at Ohio State, the basketball team is off to an 11-3 start, and are on their way to a comfortable win against Big Ten rival Illinois. One of the key plays in extending the lead midway through the second half was all D’Angelo Russell. Up 51-44 with over 12 minutes left in the game, Russell stole the ball from Illini big man Nnanna Egwu, saves it from...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Revenge On Illinois’ Mind Against Miami?

  VIRAL – Fighting Illini Basketball Miami took down Illinois 63-59 against in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and now it is time for a rematch. One player remains from that Illini team in senior, Nnanna Egwu aside from injured senior guard, Tracy Abrams. Egwu played fantastic against Miami two seasons ago with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but a debatable call did not go in the favor...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois' quiet Egwu ready to make some noise

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) In a gym full of players, reporters and photographers, Nnanna Egwu stands out, his head bobbing well above the crowd. But Illinois' soft-spoken, 6-11 forward strains to be heard over the echoing waves of media-day noise. It's a little like that on the court sometimes for Egwu. He's a defensive presence but, as coach John Groce will tell you, he sometimes seems...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fighting Illini’s Big 10 Tournament Chances

In John Groce’s second year as Illinois’ men’s basketball coach, the theme has been a lack of consistency. With considerable talent in Rayvonte Rice, Nnanna Egwu, and emerging star in Kendrick Nunn, the expectation of an NCAA tournament bid didn’t seem all too ridiculous; but an eight game losing streak in the heart of their Big 10 slate derailed those expectations. The beauty...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Player Profile: Nnanna Egwu

Nnanna Egwu Senior Chicago, Illinois Saint Ignatius College Prep 6’11″ 250lbs. Forward / Center High School Career Nnanna Egwu played for Saint Ignatius College Prep School in Chicago, Illinois. Nnanna’s first time playing basketball wasn’t until he was in 8th grade. However, he developed quickly and was ranked 70th in the 2011 ESPN 100. College scouts raved about Egwu...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu Failed Repeatedly Trying To Dislodge A Ball Stuck On Top Of The Backboard

Neither Ohio State nor Illinois have been world-beating to kick off Big Ten conference play, and last night when the two teams met, we were bound to be in for a bit of a derpfest. We weren’t disappointed — midway through the second half, the teams managed to get the ball stuck on top of the backboard, just beneath the shot clock. As if that wasn’t enough, Illinois big man Nnanna...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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