Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Underwood 'on the mend' after knee replacement

CHAMPAIGN — The 2018-19 men's basketball season starts in roughly 2 1 / 2 weeks, and it's Illinois coach Brad Underwood that's coming off the disabled list to get back on the court.

Inside Illini Basketball: Liddell watch

National signing day is a little more than two months away.

Who will the Illini sign when the first day Class of 2019 commits can put pen to paper beginning on Nov. 14?

Brad Underwood and his staff have targeted the likes of EJ Liddell, Drew Timme and Quincy Guerrier, among others, in the Class of 2019.

Sept. 12 Illinois basketball, football & volleyball chat

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:30pm

The official start of the 2018-19 basketball season is just 2 1/2 weeks away. Perhaps of more importance heading into that is official visits coming up next weekend for the Illini, with both Terrence Shannon Jr. and Oscar Tshiebwe expected on campus. Can Illinois get some positive momentum going in the 2019 recruiting class with a commitment? Who else remains on Brad Underwood and Co.'s radar?

Conversation with The Arizona Daily Star's Bruce Pascoe

Off-the-court issues plagued Arizona last season. On the court, the Wildcats suffered a disappointing loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Buffalo. The Arizona Daily Star's Bruce Pascoe weighs in on a new-look Arizona team — one Illinois could meet in the Maui Invitational — that will try to right the ship in 2018-19:

Feeling himself again, Abrams gears up for second pro season

SLOBODA, Serbia — Moments happened during the 2016-17 season where Illinois fans saw glimpses of the old Tracy Abrams. The pre-season-ending injury (twice) Tracy Abrams.

Beyond the arc: Villanova's success paying off on recruiting trail

There’s really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that caught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter’s attention in the last week:

GOOD TO BE CHAMPS

Tipoff: Top 10 transfers sitting out in 2018-19

Maybe one day college basketball players could transfer without sitting out a season. For now? There will be players on the bench fans will clamor for in vain. Our college basketball writer ranks 10 of them coaches, teammates and fans alike would rather see on the court this season:

1. Marcus Carr, Minnesota

Hometown ready to celebrate Leonard

ROBINSON — Meyers Leonard will always be synonymous with Robinson. Leading the Maroons to their first-ever state title in basketball — and only second ever total for the school — will do that. Robinson is simply making it official today when it retires Leonard's jersey in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony before the Maroons' football team takes on rival Flora.

Mary Henson on 'Honorary I': 'Just amazing'

As part of Varsity I weekend at the University of Illinois, Mary Henson will be honored as an "Honorary I" recipient tonight at Colonnades Club inside Memorial Stadium.

Illini basketball TV schedule set

CHAMPAIGN — Two dozen Illinois men's basketball games will be televised on Big Ten Network, Fox Sports 1 or an ESPN property this season, as the full TV coveage schedule — save for the Gavitt Tipoff Games — was released by the Big Ten on Thursday afternoon.