Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Lineups: Augustana at Illinois 6 p.m. today

Illinois (4-0)


P Name Yr. Ht. PPG

G Te'Jon Lucas So. 6-1 4.8

G Mark Smith Fr. 6-4 14.0

G Mark Alstork Gr. 6-5 6.3

F Leron Black R-Jr. 6-7 15.5

C Michael Finke R-Jr. 6-10 11.5

Missouri's Porter Jr. likely out for season

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The hype around this basketball season at Missouri reached unparalleled heights after first-year coach Cuonzo Martin was able to secure a commitment from five-star wing Michael Porter Jr. after hiring his father, Michael Porter Sr., on his first Tigers coaching staff.

Nov. 22 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Illinois will be back in action at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Division III Augustana. It would be beyond a major upset for the Illini not to head into Thanksgiving still unbeaten. Of course, that's why you play the games. Illinois at least heads into Wednesday's game 4-0. What questions do you have about this year's Illini? Who might be the next recruiting targets on Illinois' board.

Nichols, Illini storm past Thundering Herd

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood doesn't know what Kipper Nichols' ceiling might be.

The Illinois coach does, however, know that Nichols hasn't come close to reaching it in his time with the Illini.

Sunday was another step toward that for the redshirt sophomore forward out of Cleveland.

Underwood: 'We were really dialed in'

CHAMPAIGN — Scouting reports and following them to the extent the Illinois coaching staff wants has been a work in progress for the Illini early this season. Limiting Marshall's potentially explosive offense to 74 points and 43 percent shooting Sunday in a 17-point victory was more of what Brad Underwood wants from his team.

Illini grade vs. Marshall: A

Player of the game

Illinois forward Kipper Nichols

It was a good weekend for the redshirt sophomore. After putting up 16 points against DePaul — tying his career high — he set a new one with 17 points Sunday in the Illini's win against Marshall and added 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.


Illinois: A

Marshall: C-

Underwood: 'Excited for our growth today'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 91-74 victory against Marshall on Sunday at State Farm Center. The win improved the Illini to 4-0 on the season.

Nichols: 'Got to play 40 minutes of basketball'

Illinois forward Kipper Nichols discusses the Illini's defense on Marshall scoring leader Jon Elmore, the timeout coach Brad Underwood called late in the second half and the start of his season. Then fellow forward Leron Black discusses Nichols' play through four games, and Illinois' better ball security against the Thundering Herd.

UI Men's Basketball vs Marshall

University of Illinois Men's Basketball vs Marshall, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the State Farm Center. Illinois defeated Marshall 91-74.

LIVE! Marshall

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois turned its growing double-digit lead at the end of the first half into a major win Sunday against Marshall, pulling away for a 91-74 victory against the Thundering Herd.