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Young, thin roster creates questions at Illinois

No one expected what John Groce pulled off in his first season at Illinois. A 23-13 record from a team fresh off a monumental collapse the season before. An appearance in the NCAA tournament. No one, including Groce, knows just what to expect this time around. The team that will open the season Nov. 8 against Alabama State won't look anything like Groce's first Illini...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pre-game Q&A: Illinois Players

AUSTIN, Texas - Illinois seniors Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson, Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin discuss Sunday's NCAA Tournament third round matchup with Miami.
Via illinois.scout.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Illinois Players

AUSTIN, Texas - Illinois seniors Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson, Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin discuss the NCAA Tournament matchup with Colorado.
Via illinois.scout.com
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini basketball resume looks very NCAA ready with Senior Day victory

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). The senior day victory over the Cornhuskers is exactly 50 years from when the Assembly Hall first opened its doors on March 2, 1963. Scheduling the Huskers for Senior day is like...
Via The Sports Bank
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini hoops home Assembly Hall turns 50; celebration planned on Senior day

The University of Illinois celebrates the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall (the REAL Assembly Hall, unlike the one where the Hoosiers play, Champaign Assembly Hall came 8 years ahead of Bloomington Assembly Hall; therefore Champaign Assembly Hall is the real Assembly Hall) on March 2. That college basketball Saturday will see the Illini take on Big Ten doormat Nebraska. The senior...
Via The Sports Bank
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 27: Illinois at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: Illinois (20-8, 7-7 B1G) at No. 7 Michigan (22-4, 9-4 B1G) Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI) When: 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24th, 2013 TV: ESPN Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91 More: Notebook, Pick to Click Michigan gets back to the court on Sunday to face Illinois after a much needed week off. Despite playing 13 of 18 games, a Michigan...
Via UM Hoops
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Notebook: Dissecting the decisive final play

No. 1 Indiana was outscored 13-2 down the stretch Thursday night, so the game’s final play certainly wasn’t the only reason the Hoosiers fell 74-72 at Illinois. But since it was what ultimately ended the game, let’s take a closer look at the way Illinois scored the deciding two. Brandon Paul, who had scored 21 points, took the ball out for the Illini with Victor Oladipo guarding...
Via Inside the Hall
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 20: Michigan at Illinois Preview

Basics Who: No. 2 Michigan (18-1, 5-1 B1G) at Illinois (15-5, 2-4 B1G) Where: Assembly Hall (Champaign, IL) When: 6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 27th, 2013 TV: Big Ten Network Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius 92, XM 190 More: Pick to Click Just 10 months ago, John Groce ended Michigan’s season. He took an Ohio University team with a mediocre (even by MAC standards...
Via UM Hoops
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois- #5 Big Ten college basketball power rankings

Illinois Coach: John Groce (1st season at Illinois) Overall 85-56, 4 years 2011-12: Record 17-15 overall, 6-12 in Big 10 (Tie 9th) Starters Returning (3) D.J. Richardson, Brandon Paul, Tracy Adams Preseason Tournament: Maui Invitational Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Georgia Tech, at Gonzaga, vs. Missouri, vs. Auburn Transfer Out: Crandall Head (SMU) Transfer In : Sam McLaurin (Costal...
Via roundballchat.com
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

#62 Illinois: College Basketball Countdown

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
Via roundballchat.com
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

#63 Illinois Fighting Illini: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
Via The Sports Bank
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten Offseason Rundown

ILLINOIS Preseason tournament: Maui Invitational Transfers: IN — Sam McLaurin (Coastal Carolina — eligible immediately); Rayvonte Rice (Drake) Early departure: Meyers Leonard INDIANA Preseason tournament: Legends Classic Sat out: Maurice Creek (injury) IOWA Preseason tournament: Cancun Challenge Transfers: IN — Jared Uthoff (Wisconsin); Transfers OUT — Branden...
Via roundballchat.com
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Let's try this again: Illinois Basketball 2012 Team Preview

Hitting Restart I love Nintendo 64. Its party games are an essential part of the collegiate experience, whether your poison is Mario Party, James Bond: GoldenEye, Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. The only problem with this 90s classic is the inevitable blank television screen. That buzzkill when you turn on the system, only to find that bare, blue square staring back at you. ...
Via Run the Floor
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini add big man in transfer Sam McLaurin

New University of Illinois head coach John Groce got his second recruit today. The Illini announced today Coastal Carolina’s Sam McLaurin has signed a tender of financial aid and will transfer to Illinois for his final season of eligibility upon earning his bachelor’s degree in May. Because he will be enrolled as a graduate student at Illinois majoring in a major that Coastal...
Via The Sports Bank
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois adds McLaurin from Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina forward Sam McLaurin will transfer to Illinois after his graduation this month. In a news release Friday, Illinois says the 6-8, 230-pound McLaurin will enroll as a graduate student and has one season of eligibility left. Under NCAA rules, he'll be able to play next season. McLaurin started 31 games for the Chanticleers last season. He averaged 10 points and...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Man McLaurin Transfers To Illinois

The Fighting Illini basketball team needed a quick fix for this next season due to the decision of Meyers Leonard to turn pro. Today it received good news when Coastal Carolina's Sam McLaurin confirmed he will transfer for his final season of eligibility.
Via illinois.scout.com
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina 82, Radford 62

Anthony Raffa had 28 points to pace four double-figure scorers for Coastal Carolina in an easy 82-62 win over Radford on Saturday. Kierre Greenwood added 17 points, Chris Gradnigo 13 and Sam McLaurin 10 for the Chanticleers (14-5, 7-2 Big South Conference). Coastal Carolina has won four of its last five games. The Highlanders led 12-6 midway about seven minutes into the game, but...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina 55, High Point 52

Chris Gradnigo scored 19 points as Coastal Carolina repelled a second-half comeback and edged High Point 55-52 on Saturday night. Sam McLaurin added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Chanticleers (10-3, 3-0 Big South), who ended a two-game skid. Shay Shine scored 15, Nick Barbour 14 and Corey Law 11 for the Panthers (4-8, 0-2), who shot only 36 percent (17 of 47) and made just...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Put-back at the buzzer extends Coastal Carolina’s perfect start

Only one week after Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis declared his team's surprising victory over visiting LSU perhaps "the biggest win Coastal's ever had," the Chanticleers may have topped it. Tuesday night's momentous 60-59 victory over a Clemson team that won 22 games last season was more significant than the LSU win for two reasons. Coastal Carolina won...
Via The Dagger
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina 71, LSU 63

Sam McLaurin grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and Coastal Carolina turned a huge rebounding advantage into a 71-63 victory over LSU on Tuesday night. It was the third victory for the Chanticleers (3-0) in 11 tries against SEC teams, including a win last year over the Tigers in Baton Rouge. Coastal Carolina dominated the boards primarily in the first half, during a 23-6 run from...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

LSU falls to Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Sam McLaurin grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and Coastal Carolina turned a huge rebounding advantage into a 71-63 victory over LSU on Tuesday night. It was the third victory for the Chanticleers (3-0) in 11 tries against SEC teams, including a win last year over the Tigers in Baton Rouge. Coastal Carolina dominated the boards primarily in the first half,...
Via Fox Sports South
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

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