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Illinois beats Kennesaw State 93-45

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points on Saturday night and Illinois cruised past Kennesaw State 93-45 in a final tune-up before Big Ten play. Malcolm Hill chipped in 16 points and nine rebounds for Illinois (10-3), while Aaron Cosby added 13 points. Illinois went on an impressive 25-0 run at the end of the first half that spanned more than 10 minutes. Rice, who leads...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Illinois Basketball’s Electrifying Buzzer Beaters Under John Groce

The Fighting Illini picked up a win over arch-rival Missouri on Saturday thanks to a buzzer-beating step back three from Rayvonte Rice. It wasn’t the first time Illinois won a game at the buzzer under John Groce, in fact, Illinois has made six game winners since Groce became coach. Before the Fighting Illini begin their grueling Big Ten gauntlet, take a moment to enjoy these six...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Dec. 22

1. Illinois (9-3). Last week: 1 Rayvonte Rice beat the buzzer to send Illinois home with a win against Missouri. The Illini wrap up non-conference play Saturday against Kennesaw State. Photo: AP / Matt Marton 2. Illinois State (6-4). Last week: 3 Illinois State’s three-game winning streak ended Saturday with a loss at Murray State. 3. Northwestern (7-4). Last week: 2 Northwestern...
Via The Catch and Shoot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rayvonte Rice sinks Missouri on buzzer-beater

Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice gave his team Braggin’ Rights for the third straight year with this buzzer-beater Saturday:
Via The Catch and Shoot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Illinois hits buzzer beater against Missouri

Everybody loves a good buzzer beater….well except Mizzou fans…. #BuzzerBeater @IlliniHoops with the 3-ball to stun #Mizzou at the buzzer. — ESPN Highlights (@HighlightsESPN) December 20, 2014 Rayvonte Rice #FTW!!!! #Illini #BragginRights #buzzerbeater @rayrice24 A video posted by Illinois Athletics (@illiniathletics) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:16pm PST
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rice's 3-pointer gives Illinois 62-59 win over Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Saturday. Rice also had seven rebounds and three assists and Illinois (9-3) had a tougher time than expected against Missouri (5-6), which is rebuilding under new coach Kim Anderson. Ahmad Starks added 13 points...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Crack The Top 25

  VIRAL – Fighting Illini Basketball The Fighting Illini basketball team has climbed back into the Top 25 rankings as of Monday. Led by senior Rayvonte Rice, this team is making some big noise in Champaign. Head coach John Groce has built Illinois back into a contender once again and the team is currently 6-0 on the season after an impressive win against Baylor to win the Las...
Via Sports Mockery
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rice, Hill lead Illinois past Baylor for Las Vegas Invitational title

LAS VEGAS — Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill each scored 17 points to lead Illinois to a 62-54 win over Baylor in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night. Rice, who had seven rebounds and three steals, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. The Illini are 6-0 and have won 32 consecutive November games. After Baylor led 25-21 at halftime, the...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Basketball Season Preview: Best Case / Worst Case for Each Player

Illinois Basketball begins the season on November 14th against Georgia Southern. In the days leading up to that game we’ll be previewing the team to get ready for the season. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the potential highs and lows for each player following the Orange and Blue scrimmage and the Illini All-In event. Before diving into the scenarios for each player...
Via Sports Mockery
October 31, 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

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