Vine: Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice Volleyball Spiked An Opponent’s Layup Attempt

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice finished off an alley-oop in rather impressive fashion in the first half of today’s game against Purdue. In the second half against the Boilermakers, it was Rice’s turn to produce a highlight-reel play on defense.  Purdue’s Rapheal Davis attempted to be fundamentally sound and finish with his left hand on the left side. Rice, apparently, has little...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice Finishes Nasty Alley-Oop vs. Purdue

We’ve seen a number of incredible dunks so far today, and Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice has definitely earned his place on the list of the day’s best slams. With his Illini up 20-10 against Purdue in a crucial game for both teams, Rice skied to finish an awesome alley-oop to extend the team’s lead to 12.  Rice is off to a blistering start and leads all scorers with 14 points...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois filling void left by Rayvonte Rice by committee

Indiana got to know Illinois’s Rayvonte Rice quite well last season — the 6-foot-4 senior’s first with the Fighting Illini. In his three games against the Hoosiers, Rice averaged 20.7 points per game, with more than 70 percent of those points coming from either on 2s or at the line. But in the Hoosiers’ lone […] The post Illinois filling void left by Rayvonte Rice by committee...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois guard Rice out indefinitely with left hand fracture

  Illinois coach John Groce says guard Rayvonte Rice is out indefinitely after fracturing his left hand in practice. The 6-foot-4 senior suffered the injury during practice Monday. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1DgtTBs ) that if surgery is necessary, Rice could be sidelined for as long as six weeks, or until about Feb. 17. That period includes 11 games, including...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice Suffers Broken Wrist During Practice

The 2014-2015 season is off to a brutal start for the Fighting Illini. Before the season started, Darius Paul was dismissed from the team for drug related issues and Tracy Abrams tore his ACL. The Illini started 10-5, with painful losses in which they blew double digit leads to Oregon and Michigan. There was still a sliver of hope that the team could squeak into the tournament, but...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice airballs wide open dunk attempt

Michigan and Illinois are locked up in a close one during the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals. Illinois, very much needing a win over Michigan and then probably another one to make the NCAA Tournament, could have used these two points from their best player, Rayvonte Rice. The post Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice airballs wide open dunk attempt appeared first on Diehardsport.
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Player Profile: Rayvonte Rice

Rayvonte Rice — No. 24 Junior (Redshirt)  Champaign, IL Centennial High School  6’4” 235lbs. Shooting Guard Rayvonte Rice was the 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year in Illinois. Rice was an unanimous first team All- State selection and was runner-up in the 2010 Illinois Mr. Basketball. Averaged 23.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG and 2.9 APG leading Champaign Centennial to a 31-3 record and...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois pounds Penn State 75-55

Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead four Illinois players in double figures as the Illini defeated Penn State 75-55 on Saturday. Illinois (13-2, 2-0) remained in a first-place tie in the Big Ten following a pair of home wins. Penn State (9-6, 0-2) has dropped five of eight after a 6-1 start. Penn State's D.J. Newbill was ejected with 8:38 to play after a retaliatory push to...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rice scores 28 and Illinois gets past UIC 74-60

Rayvonte Rice led a furious second-half comeback on Saturday, scoring 28 points as the University of Illinois beat the University of Illinois-Chicago 74-60. Trailing by 10 at halftime, the Fighting Illini went on an 8-0 run over the first 1:04 of the second half to erase the deficit and seize momentum. Rice scored seven points in 58 seconds a few minutes later to turn a two-point...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice layup lifts unbeaten Illinois past UNLV 61-59

Rayvonte Rice scored a career-high 25 points, including the winning layup with 27 seconds left to lead Illinois past UNLV 61-59 on Tuesday night. Rice, a redshirt junior, also had a career high 10 rebounds to lead Illinois (6-0), which has not lost in its last 25 November games. UNLV had a chance to win, but Kevin Olekaibe's desperation 3-pointer from the right corner rattled off...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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