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Notre Dame holds even in Tuesday bracketology

Notre Dame is being projected to earn a No. 7 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament on the eve of its final Big East tournament appearance.

Illinois vs. Purdue preview

Brandon Paul and the Fighting Illini will look to open their Big Ten schedule with a victory on Wednesday night against Purdue.

Groce pleased with Illinois' effort vs. Missouri

Despite losing their first game of the season, Illinois head coach John Groce said the team played hard against Missouri.

Illinois faces Missouri in Braggin' Rights game

The Illini and Tigers are ranked in the top 15 for the first time in a decade when they meet at 5 p.m. CT Saturday in the annual game between the non-conference schools.

Illinois beats Eastern Kentucky, remains perfect

No. 10 Illinois defeated Eastern Kentucky on Sunday to move to a perfect 12-0.

No. 22 Notre Dame rolls, No. 1 Indiana falls

No. 22 Notre Dame took care of the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, while No. 1 Indiana fell in Indianapolis.

Michael Finke commits to Illinois

Illinois added its first recruit in the 2014 signing class on Wednesday with a commit from a hometown product.

Brandon Paul projected as 2nd round pick

Senior guard Brandon Paul of Illinois is projected to be a second round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, according to

Brandon Paul picks up Player of the Year buzz

The Illini guard has been one of the top players in college basketball so far this season.

No. 10 Illinois holds on to beat Norfolk State

The No. 10 Illinois Fighting Illini fought through a sluggish start to hold on and beat the Norfolk State Spartans, 64-54.

John Groce not comparing Illini seasons

New Illinois coach John Groce says he and his team are not comparing this year's team to last year's squad, which also started 10-0 under former coach Bruce Weber.

Illinois' Paul wins Big Ten honor for Gonzaga game

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.

Illinois draws praise following win at Gonzaga

ESPN gives Illinois some much deserved attention following their impressive road win at Gonzaga over the weekend.

Bandwagon filling up fast for Fighting Illini

No. 13 Illinois proved their undefeated record was no fluke on Saturday night, as they went into Spokane, Washington, and beat No. 10 Gonzaga.

No. 10 Illinois rolls past No. 13 Gonzaga

No. 13 Illinois traveled to Spokane and took care of business Saturday night, defeating No. 10 Gonzaga behind the effort of guard Brandon Paul.

Illinois, Gonzaga battle to stay undefeated

Both the Illinois Fighting Illini and Gonzaga are hoping to remain undefeated on Saturday, as they square off in a battle of 9-0 teams.

Jabari Parker: Illinois in Top 5 with Bruce Weber

Jabari Parker said Friday that if Bruce Weber were still coaching at Illinois, they would have been in his top five college choices.

Bertrand has big night for Illinois

Joseph Bertrand scored 15 points off the bench for the Illini in their win over Georgia Tech, including a 10 point run by himself in the second half.

Illinois squeaks past Gardner-Webb

A late triple from Tyler Griffey helped the Fighting Illini past the Runnin' Bulldogs in Champaign.

Richardson's 3 at buzzer gives Illini overtime win

D.J. Richardson's three-pointer at the buzzer gave Illinois a wild 78-77 overtime victory over Hawaii on Friday night.

Illini hoping relationship with Simeon pays off

Illinois picked up two commits on Wednesday from the powerhouse high school program.

Illinois basketball signs 5 players in 2013 class

The Fighting Illini officially announced the signings of five key prospects in their 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday.

Illinois blasts St. Francis (NY), 89-64

The Illinois Fighting Illini sailed to an 89-64 victory over St. Francis (NY) at Assembly Hall on Monday night.

Austin Colbert commits to Illinois basketball

Illinois basketball just bolstered its 2013 recruiting class with the commitment of Austin Colbert, a four-star recruit out of New Jersey.

Illinois hosts Minnesota, can snap losing streak

The Illini will try to break their six-game losing streak when the host the Gophers on Saturday.

Illini crush Colgate on opening night

Illinois took home a 20-point victory in John Groce's first game as coach.

Brandon Paul on Wooden Award preseason top 50 list

The Wooden Award preseason top 50 features Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul.

Illinois undeterred by sloppy exhibition

Illinois struggled in their exhibition win over West Chester, but coach John Groce says the Illini will stay the course.

Illinois believes it can make NCAA tournament

Illinois seniors D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul are feeling optimistic about making the NCAA Tournament this year despite the turnover on the coaching staff and the roster.

Ex-Illinois star Jereme Richmond is headed to jail

Former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond is going back to jail after violating the terms of his probation.

John Groce eager for Illinois' basketball future

With a new offense and a new mindset from the bench, first-year Illinois coach John Groce hopes that the Illini can take major strides in 2012-13.

Illini add Simeon's Jaylon Tate to 2013 class

First-year Illinois coach John Groce added local product Jaylon Tate to his 2013 signing class on Thursday after an official visit.