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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

Rice can’t do it alone as Illini fall to Nebraska 67-58

In a rocking new arena, with a fan base suddenly alive, Nebraska basketball has a good thing going these days. Forget the Cornhuskers’ overall record, which stands at 13-10 after a 67-58 victory Wednesday against struggling Illinois. They’re 11-1 at Pinnacle Bank Arena — really a heck of a place — and have a genuine star-in-the-making in 6-6 guard Terran Petteway, who entered...
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February 13, 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...
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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 AP on Fox
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...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois opens with 80-63 win over Alabama State

Rayvonte Rice scored 22 points and had nine rebounds in his debut to lead Illinois to a season-opening 80-63 win over Alabama State on Friday. Rice is a Champaign native but spent two seasons at Drake before transferring to Illinois (1-0). The hometown kid made the most of his chance Friday. He scored seven points over a three-minute span early in the second half to push Illinois...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach Groce Sees Strong Fit With Rice

While it was announced previously, it is now official. Former Champaign Centennial basketball star Rayvonte Rice is transferring from Drake and will have two years of eligibility with the Fighting Illini after sitting out a year. Illini coach John Groce provided details on why he feels Rice can make a positive contribution beginning in 2013.
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Shooting Guard Rayvonte Rice Returning Home

The home town hero is coming home. Rayvonte Rice, who starred at Champaign Centennial before attending Drake for two years, announced today he is transferring to the University of Illinois. He will have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, but he will have two years of eligibility after that.
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini grab shooting guard transfer Rayvonte Rice from Drake

Coach John Groce landed his first recruiting victory as coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini today, as Rayvonte Rice is leaving Drake and coming home. The 6-4, 250-pound guard grew up in Champaign, Illinois and was the 2010 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year while playing for Champaign Centennial High School. Hopefully, this will help bring in this year’s Gatorade player of...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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