Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Richey's men's basketball ballot breakdown: Nov. 20, 2018

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer — and Associated Press Top 25 voter — Scott Richey's polls compared with those of the AP:

AP Top 25

Team Rec. Prev.

1. Duke (53) 3-0 1

2. Kansas (7) 3-0 2

3. Gonzaga 3-0 3

4. Virginia (2) 3-0 4

5. Tennessee (1) 3-0 5

6. Nevada 3-0 6

7. North Carolina 4-0 7

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Gonzaga, Nov. 19, 2018

Player of the game
Illinois guard Trent Frazier
Even in a loss, it’s hard to argue anyone played better than the Illini sophomore. Frazier put the Illini on his back in the second half and knocked down the key shots that got them back in the game as part of his game-high 29-point performance.

Illini's upset bid falls short against Gonzaga in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Trent Frazier maybe showed some effects of missing a week of practice in concussion protocol during the first half of Illinois’ first-round Maui Invitational game against No. 3 Gonzaga on Monday night.

LIVE! Gonzaga

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Trent Frazier put Illinois on his back in the second half of Monday's first-round Maui Invitational game against No. 3 Gonzaga. The Illini sophomore guard scored 27 of his game-high 29 points after halftime to threaten the upset. 

Nov. 21 Illinois basketball, volleyball & football chat

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:30pm

The busy month of November continues, with Illinois basketball just gearing up, the Illini volleyball team putting the finishing touches on its NCAA tournament résumé and Lovie Smith's football team down to one final game. Beat writer Scott Richey will answer any and all Illini-related questions in his weekly chat starting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Frazier: 'Cleared to suit up' for Zags

CHAMPAIGN — Could Illinois have its sophomore point guard back at the offensive helm today against No. 3 Gonzaga?

Illinois vs. No. 3 Gonzaga preview: Nov. 19, 2018

Illinois vs. No. 3 Gonzaga

10:30 p.m. today


Illinois (1-1)


P Name Yr. Ht. PPG Hometown

G Andres Feliz Jr. 6-2 14.5 Guachupita, D.R.

G Ayo Dosunmu Fr. 6-5 21.5 Chicago

G Aaron Jordan Sr. 6-5 10.0 Plainfield

F Kipper Nichols R-Jr. 6-6 13.0 Cleveland

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Basketball in Hawaii

This coming week the University of Illinois men's basketball team boards a jet for a 4,000-mile-plus flight to Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Dating back to December of 1970, it's the 12th time Illini hoops has made the nine hour trip over the Pacific Ocean.

Tipoff: 10 things learned after two weeks of college basketball

Our college basketball writer has spent a good portion of the first two weeks of the season camped out in his recliner watching hoops. Here are 10 things he's learned early in the season:

1. The Big Ten is ... good?