Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Underwood 'disappointed defensively' in loss

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 88-80 loss to Georgetown in the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday night at State Farm Center.

No Frazier, no win for young Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Someone was going to have to take on a bigger role Tuesday night for Illinois.

No Trent Frazier changes the dynamic for the Illini, and with the sophomore guard sidelined because of a concussion suffered in Monday's practice, the Illini had to turn to someone else.

Notes: 'All of it's contagious'

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' chances for an early signing period addition seemed slim.

Until Tuesday night.

That's when the Illini got an 11th hour commitment from four-star forward Antwan January — their first in the 2019 class.

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Georgetown, Nov. 13, 2018

Player of the game: Georgetown guard James Akinjo

The battle of the standout freshmen point guards tipped in Akinjo’s favor over Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu — despite the latter scoring a game-high 25 points. Akinjo put up 19 points of his own but added seven assists and three rebounds.

Illini won't dwell on loss to Hoyas

Illinois freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu breaks down the Illini's 88-80 loss to Georgetown, while junior guard Andres Feliz discusses missing Trent Frazier and what that meant for the team's defense.

LIVE! Georgetown (and no Trent Frazier)

CHAMPAIGN — Trent Frazier's presence was missed. Illinois got a big game from freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu in Frazier's stead, but the Illini dropped Tuesday night's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with Georgetown 88-80.

Underwood gets first 2019 commitment

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ chances for an early signing period addition seemed slim. Until Tuesday night. That’s when the Illini got an 11th hour commitment from four-star forward Antwan January — their first in the 2019 class.

 

UI Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown

Illinois takes on Georgetown in an NCAA basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. UI lost 88-80.

Nov. 15 Illinois basketball, volleyball & football chat

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

Brad Underwood's Illinois basketball team is about to jump into the toughest part of its nonconference schedule. Chris Tamas' Illini volleyball team is trying to put the finishing touches on one of the best regular seasons in program history. Lovie Smith's Illinois football team has set a goal of two more wins in its "playoff" push.

Scott Richey's men's ballot breakdown, Nov. 13, 2018

1. Duke

2. Kansas

3. Gonzaga

4. Tennessee

5. Virginia

6. Kentucky

7. Nevada

8. Auburn

9. North Carolina

10. Villanova

11. Kansas State

12. Florida State

13. Virginia Tech

14. Syracuse

15. Michigan State

16. Oregon

17. Mississippi State

18. Michigan

19. LSU

20. UCLA

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