Illinois matches up against Kennesaw State on Saturday. It all starts at 9 p.m. ET and it can be seen on Big Ten Network.

The Fighting Illini got past Missouri 62-59 on December 20 with the help of 19 points and seven rebounds from Rayvonte Rice. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 17.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.

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Game Info:
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
9:00PM EST

Location:
State Farm Center

TV: Big Ten Network


LaDontae Henton from Providence Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - December 22nd, 2014

With an outing in which he averaged 27.0 scoring, LaDontae Henton, a 6-6 senior from Providence, has earned the StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. Marquette's Luke Fischer is the StatSheet NCAA Freshman of the Week and J.J. Frazier from Georgia is StatSheet's NCAA 6th Man of the Week. Henton put Read more...

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Wisconsin Leads Three Big Ten Teams at #6 in Latest AP Poll: Dec 22nd, 2014

Three Big Ten teams show up in this week's AP Top 25 poll. They are Wisconsin at #6, Maryland (#15), and Ohio State (#21). One Big Ten team dropped out of the poll this week. Michigan State had been ranked #25.

Wisconsin moves down one spot in the poll following an idle week.

Maryland moves up two places after a win against Oklahoma State, 73-64. Read more...

3 days ago

Illinois Holds Off Missouri 62-59

On Saturday, December. 20, Illinois nipped Missouri 62-59. Rayvonte Rice led the Fighting Illini and got a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds. Kendrick Nunn scored nine points and added five rebounds. Johnathan Williams III finished with a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers. Illinois (9-3, 0-0 Big Ten) Read more...

4 days ago

Missouri vs Illinois: Recap Notes

    Illini has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record 59 or fewer total points. Illini set season lows for assists (7), blocks (1), three-pointers (4), and three-point percentage (22.2).
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4 days ago

Illinois (8-3) Takes On Missouri (5-5)

Illinois meets Missouri on Saturday. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Fighting Illini are 1-3 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they met (December 21, 2013) they won 65-64.

In a 73-55 dismantling of Hampton on December 17, Kendrick Nunn put up 16 points for the Fighting Illini. In addition to his 9. Read more...

7 days ago

Illinois Clobbers Hampton 73-55

On Wednesday, December. 17, Illinois smoked Hampton 73-55. The Fighting Illini were led by Kendrick Nunn, who put up a season-high 16 points and four rebounds. Rayvonte Rice scored 12 points and added five rebounds. Dwight Meikle finished with a team-high 12 points and seven rebounds for the Pirates. Next up for Illinois (8-3, 0-0 Big Ten) is Missouri (5-5, 0-0 SEC) Read more...

7 days ago

Hampton vs Illinois: Recap Notes

    Deron Powers has six straight double-digit point games. Rayvonte Rice has 11 straight double-digit point games.
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7 days ago

Illinois (7-3) vs. Hampton (4-5)

Illinois takes on Hampton on Wednesday. It gets started at 7 p.m. ET and you can see it on ESPN U.

In spite of 29 points from Rayvonte Rice, the Fighting Illini came up short 77-70 against Oregon on December 13. He leads the team in points with 17.8 per game, rebounds with 6.7 per game, and steals with 2.4 per game. Read more...

10 days ago

Illinois Takes Loss against Oregon 77-70

Illinois faced off with Oregon on Saturday, December. 13 and was beaten at home by the Ducks 77-70. The Fighting Illini got a season-high 29 points (4 Reb 3 Stl) from Rayvonte Rice, with 15 points coming from three-point range. Nnanna Egwu had 10 points and added seven rebounds. Dillon Brooks finished with a season-high 24 points and five rebounds for the Ducks. Read more...

11 days ago

Oregon vs Illinois: Recap Notes

    Rayvonte Rice accounted for 41.4 percent of the team's points. Joseph Young has four straight double-digit point games.
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11 days ago

Illinois (7-2) and Oregon (5-3) Square Off

Illinois takes on Oregon on Saturday. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. ET and it can be seen on Big Ten Network. The Fighting Illini last met the Ducks on December 14, 2013 and lost 71-64.

In spite of 20 points and five rebounds from Malcolm Hill, the Fighting Illini came up short 73-59 against Villanova on December 9. While contributing 5. Read more...

15 days ago

Illinois Beaten by No. 7 Villanova 73-59

On Tuesday, December. 9, Illinois lost on their home court to No. 7 Villanova 73-59. Malcolm Hill put up a game-high 20 points and five rebounds in the Fighting Illini loss. Nnanna Egwu had eight points and added nine rebounds. For the Wildcats, Dylan Ennis got a team-high 18 points and five rebounds (3 Ast 3 Stl). Illinois (7-2, 0-0 Big Ten) Read more...

15 days ago

Villanova vs Illinois: Recap Notes

    Daniel Ochefu set career highs with six field goals made and four blocks. Rayvonte Rice has nine straight double-digit point games.
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15 days ago

Derrick Marks from Boise State Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - December 8th, 2014

With an outing that included a personal season high in rebounds, Derrick Marks, a 6-3 senior from Boise State, has won the StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week. StatSheet's NCAA Freshman of the Week is Sacred Heart's Cane Broome and StatSheet's NCAA 6th Man of the Week is Tim Quarterman from LSU. Ma Read more...

16 days ago

Season Preview: Illini should not be significantly better or worse than last year. Read our Season Preview
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Big Ten Standings

OverallConf
1 Michigan 28-9 15-3
2 Wisconsin 30-8 12-6
2 Michigan State 29-9 12-6
4 Nebraska 19-13 11-7
5 Ohio State 25-10 10-8
6 Iowa 20-13 9-9
7 Minnesota 25-13 8-10
 8Illinois 20-15 7-11
8 Indiana 17-15 7-11
10 Penn State 16-18 6-12
10 Northwestern 14-19 6-12
12 Purdue 15-17 5-13
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2014-2015 Roster

#13 Tracy Abrams Sr G 6-2 185
#44 Alex Austin Jr G 6-4 185
#12 Leron Black Fr F 6-7 220
#31 Austin Colbert So F 6-9 210
#11 Aaron Cosby Jr G 6-3 200
#32 Nnanna Egwu Sr F/C 6-11 250
#43 Michael Finke Fr F 6-10 220
#21 Malcolm Hill So G 6-6 230
#10 Mike LaTulip Jr G 6-1 170
#45 Cameron Liss Fr F 6-6 200
#22 Maverick Morgan So C 6-10 250
#25 Kendrick Nunn So G 6-3 190
#24 Rayvonte Rice Jr G 6-4 235
#3 Ahmad Starks Sr G 5-9 170
#1 Jaylon Tate So G 6-3 170