Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Tate: Latest loss a microcosm of Illini's issues

Back in early December, when Yale popped into town, it became apparent to the State Farm Center assemblage that Illinois had a rebounding problem.

The Ivy League leaders outboarded John Groce’s gravity-bound athletes by an incredible 48-25 margin. And these were visitors who supposedly spend most of their time in a classroom.

MBB notebook: 'We've got to be there for him'

CHAMPAIGN — The Milwaukee (Wis.) Washington coaching staff was hoping for the best-case scenario. So was Te’Jon Lucas and his family. And the Illinois coaching staff.

MBB grades vs. Iowa: Frontcourt sinks effort

Player of the Game: Iowa’s Peter Jok
The 6-foot-6 junior wasn’t exactly struggling in the first half, but he topped his scoring output from the first 20 minutes (eight points) with nine in the first five minutes of the second half. He finished with a game-high 23 and added five rebounds, two steals and two assists.

Groce questions team's toughness after loss

CHAMPAIGN — A dance-off between two State Farm Center ushers drew more crowd interest late in the second half than did Sunday afternoon’s game.

At least among those who didn’t head to the exits early on Super Bowl Sunday as Illinois trailed by as many as 20 points midway through the second half and by double digits the rest of the game and No. 5 Iowa put together a 77-65 victory.

U of I Men's Basketball vs Iowa

University of Illinois Men's Basketball vs Iowa, Sunday, February 7, 2016 at State Farm Center. Iowa defeated Illinois 77-65. 

U of I Men's Basketball vs Iowa

University of Illinois Men's Basketball vs Iowa, Sunday, February 7, 2016 at State Farm Center. Iowa defeated Illinois 77-65. 

PODCAST: Fastener's Etc. Postgame Show

PODCAST: Fastener's Etc. Postgame Show: Play now!

Scott Beatty and Tim Ditman break down the Illini loss to Iowa, taking your calls, texts and tweets.

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Richey: Same old story for Illini

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown of Illinois' 77-65 loss to No. 5 Iowa.

Plays of the Game - Iowa

It's the "it could've been worse" edition of the Dick Van Dyke Appliance World WOW plays of the game blog.

JCL got things going...

A decent showing from Mav...

And a nice second half spark from DJ (with bonus Finke!)

See you next time.

 

-Tim

 

LIVE! Iowa

That's it for the Super Bowl Sunday edition of the LIVE! Report. Illinois managed to cut its second half deficit in half to 10, but could get no closer as No. 5 Iowa won 77-65. With the loss, Illinois' search for that elusive Big Ten winning streak continues.