CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn got Michigan coach Juwan Howard’s attention.
The 7-foot Illinois freshman from Jamaica had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, five others scored in double digits and Illinois rolled over Division-II Lindenwood 117-65 Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu scored 20 points apiece and Illinois beat Hampton 120-71 on Saturday night.
Cockburn also grabbed 13 rebounds and is the only freshman in...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57 on Wednesday night.
It was the fourth double-double of the young season...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — When the season started, Illinois fans were hoping to get an early glimpse of things to come from 7-foot freshman center Kofi Cockburn.
Illinois (2-0) vs. Arizona (1-0)
McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona; Sunday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Illinois and Arizona both look to put winning streaks together .
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Andres Feliz scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Illinois beat Nicholls State 78-70 in overtime on Tuesday in a season opener for both teams.
No. 11 seed Illinois (12-20, 8-13) vs. No. 6 seed Iowa (21-10, 10-10)
Big Ten Tourney Second Round, United Center, Chicago; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Despite having his big night cut short, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had a good feeling as he watched overtime after fouling out late in regulation.
No. 14 seed Northwestern (13-18, 4-16) vs. No. 11 seed Illinois (11-20, 7-13)
Big Ten Tourney First Round, United Center, Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
Illinois (11-19, 7-12) vs. Penn State (13-17, 6-13)
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania; Sunday, 11 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Penn State looks for its sixth straight win in...
CHAMMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Juwan Morgan scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Indiana cruised to a 92-74 win over Illinois on Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Juwan Morgan scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Indiana cruised to a 92-74 win over Illinois Thursday night.
The win could land Indiana (16-14, 7-12 Big Ten) a...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Andres Feliz scored 26 points — 16 of them at the foul line — to help Illinois hand Northwestern its 10th straight loss 81-76 on Sunday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Illinois is winless on the road no more.
Trent Frazier had 15 points and Ayo Dosunmu buried a key 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining as Illinois held off Ohio State 63-56 Thursday for its fourth win in a row.
Dosunmu also scored 15 points and Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 13 for the Illini (10-15, 6-8 Big Ten), who won their first true road game of the season.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Freshman big man Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored a career-high 35 points — 29 of them coming in the second half — to lead Illinois to a 99-94 overtime win over Rutgers on Saturday.
It was the third consecutive win for Illinois (9-15, 5-8 Big Ten Conference), and the fourth in its last five games. The Illini beat No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Brad Underwood had tears in his eyes after his Illini upset Tom Izzo's ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans.
"Michigan State is a great team, and Tom is a great coach," Underwood said. "They're everything I want to be."
Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, and the Illini used its swarming defense to shock the Spartans. Illinois forced 24 turnovers by Michigan State, including 17 in the first half.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With All-American Ethan Happ on the bench with foul trouble, Nate Reuvers stepped up, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin past Illinois 72-60 on Wednesday night.
It was the sophomore's first career double-double, and it couldn't have come at a more opportune time for the Badgers.
D'Mitrik Trice and Khalil Iverson added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for Wisconsin (13-6, 5-3 Big Ten).
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Wisconsin beat Illinois 72-60 on Wednesday night.
D'Mitrik Trice and Khalil Iverson added 16 and 12 points respectively for Wisconsin (13-6,5-3 Big Ten).
Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Aaron Jordan added 10 points for Illinois (5-14,1-7).
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Giorgi Bezhanishvili found a unique way to relay the importance of Illinois' performance Wednesday night against Minnesota.
"Ayo's got a birthday tomorrow," the 6-foot-9 freshman said, placing an arm around fellow freshman Ayo Dosunmu. "This was the birthday gift for him."
It was a much-needed present not only for Dosunmu, but for the Illini as a whole.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night to improve to 16-0.
Michigan (4-0 Big Ten) and Virginia are the only unbeaten teams in the country. The Wolverines jumped to a 7-0 lead and easily held off the overmatched Illinois (4-12, 0-5).
"I'm feeling very fortunate," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "I know we got the win, but this is a good league and Illinois is going to be a very good team."
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Trent Frazier scored 25 points on Saturday to lead Illinois past East Tennessee State 73-55.
Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 15 points and Kipper Nichols added 14 for Illinois (4-7). Aaron Jordan had a game-high 10 rebounds.
ETSU (8-4) was led by Daivien Williamson's 19 points. Patrick Good scored 11 points and Jeromy Rodriguez grabbed 7 rebounds for the Buccaneers.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Andres Feliz scored 19 points and Kipper Nichols added 12 as Illinois held on to beat UNLV 77-74 on Saturday to end a three-game skid.
Illinois (3-7) saw a 14-point lead evaporate late in the game, but iced the win when big man Giorgi Bezhanishvili hit two free throws with 27 seconds left. The 6-foot-9 Bezhanishvili, who finished with nine points, also hit a 3-pointer in the first half.