Illinois Narrowly Beaten by No. 8 Michigan 64-63

Illinois lost a close one to No. 8 Michigan 64-63 in conference play on a day when the Wolverines scored 30 points from behind the arc. The Fighting Illini fall to 3-7 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the loss. Tracy Abrams put up a team-high 11 points and five rebounds for the Fighting Illini. Nnanna Egwu had seven points and added nine rebounds.


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Michigan Leads Four Big Ten Teams at #7 in Latest AP Poll: Mar 17th, 2014

Four Big Ten teams show up in this week's AP Top 25 poll. They are Michigan at #7, Michigan State (#11), Wisconsin (#12), and Ohio State (#22).

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Illinois Picks Up Win against Indiana 64-54

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Illinois vs Indiana: Recap Notes

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T.J. Warren from NC State Wins StatSheet NCAA Player of the Week - March 10th, 2014

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Illinois vs Iowa: Recap Notes

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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

2013-2014 Roster

#13 Tracy Abrams Jr G 6-2 190
#2 Joseph Bertrand Sr G 6-6 200
#31 Austin Colbert Fr F 6-9 210
#11 Aaron Cosby Jr G 6-3 195
#32 Nnanna Egwu Jr F/C 6-11 250
#33 Jon Ekey F 6-7 225
#21 Malcolm Hill Fr G 6-6 210
#10 Mike LaTulip So G 6-1 170
#22 Maverick Morgan Fr C 6-10 250
#25 Kendrick Nunn Fr G 6-9 210
#35 Darius Paul So F 6-8 220
#24 Rayvonte Rice Jr G 6-4 235
#3 Ahmad Starks Sr G 5-9 170
#1 Jaylon Tate Fr G 6-3 160