Boys' Basketball

Boys' Basketball

Harrisburg 53, SJ-O 43: Notebook

PEORIA — Tom Michael won a Class A state championship in 1989 at Carlyle.

It’s safe to say, though, that the former Illinois forward under Lou Henson who is involved in the athletic administration at Illinois now was more nervous Friday night.

Chatham-Glenwood-63, Centennial-41 Sectional Final

Centennial 41, Chatham-Glenwood 63 in their Sectional final game at Mt. Zion high school on Friday, March 8, 2013.

SJ-O at state!

Follow along with staff writer Matt Daniels in Peoria, where he's covering St. Joseph-Ogden's first trip to the boys' basketball state finals. Just click here

Target these games

The high school boys basketball season is nearing an end. For some Illinois recruits and targets, it already has. For others, the postseason march continues on.

Here’s a brief look at where some key names when it comes to the future of John Groce’s program are lacing up their basketball shoes for at least one more time.

(All times listed are Central Standard Time)

Class 3A Centennial sectional preview

We asked prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner for his take on Centennial's opponent tonight in the sectional final at Mount Zion (7:30 start):

Class 2A SJ-O vs. Harrisburg preview

St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Harrisburg, 8:15 p.m. today

Spartans right on schedule

ST. JOSEPH — Aaron Woller planted extra-base hits in area outfields last summer for the Rantoul Senior Legion baseball team.

He lifted weights in preparation for his senior football season at St. Joseph-Ogden.

And he played basketball. Lots of basketball.

Let the Class of 2015 speculation begin

Much of the current attention revolving around the Illinois men’s basketball team is what seed John Groce and his squad will receive in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament.

Rightly so.

Centennial vs. Taylorville Sectional Semifinal

Images from the Centennial vs. Taylorville Sectional Semifinal Game on Wednesday, March 6th at Mt. Zion High School, Mt. Zion, IL.  Centennial defeated Taylorville 57-51.

Spartans earn date at state

SPRINGFIELD — They’ve won state championships in softball.

Boys’ cross-country. Girls’ cross-country.

Boys’ track. Girls’ track.

Played in state championship games in football.

Now it’s the St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ basketball team’s turn.