Brandon Paul won his second career Big Ten Player of the Week award for scoring 35 points in a big win against a Gonzaga team that entered their matchup against Illinois undefeated.
D.J. Richardson's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Illinois a wild 78-77 overtime victory over Hawaii on Friday night.
The Wooden Award preseason top 50 features Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul.
Former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond is going back to jail after violating the terms of his probation.