Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Illinois Fighting Illini basketball (21-9, 8-8) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall (the REAL Assembly Hall, unlike the one where the Hoosiers play) by squeaking by Big Ten doormat Nebraska 72-65 (13-16, 4-12) and unveiling the Assembly Hall renovation plans. A video showed CGI visualizations of what the new Assembly Hall renovation will look like. And the senior day victory over the Cornhuskers is exactly 50 years from when the Assembly Hall first opened its doors on March 2, 1963. In addition to the events at Saturday’s game, memorable Assembly Hall moments were highlighted throughout the week at FightingIllini.com, on the Fighting Illini Basketball Facebook page, and on the @IlliniHoops Twitter page. Illini legends like Kendall Gill, Eddie Johnson and Lou Henson gave their blessings on the stadium jumbotron yesterday. It is not certain yet how much the Assembly Hall renovation will cost. As of April 2, 2008, the Assembly Hall was added to the annual top ten endanger...
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