Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Playing above the rim for Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — Greg Eboigbodin has set a new season high for minutes played in each of Illinois' last three games. While team-wide foul trouble played a part in the freshman forward playing 25 minutes Thursday against Iowa, Eboigbodin keeps giving Illini coach Brad Underwood reasons to get him on the court and keep him there.

Lineups: Illinois at Nebraska, 8 p.m. today

Illinois (10-8, 0-5)

Starters

P Name Yr. Ht. PPGG Trent Frazier Fr. 6-1 10.6

G Da'Monte Williams Fr. 6-3 4.5

G Mark Alstork Gr. 6-5 6.4

F Leron Black R-Jr. 6-7 14.5

F Michael Finke R-Jr. 6-10 10.3

Illini legends, lists and lore: Single-game scoring bests

ILLINI LEGENDS, LISTS & LORE: Single-Game Scoring Bests

Twenty-two years ago today—Jan. 14, 1996—Ashley Berggren scored a career-high 43 points to lead the Fighting Illini women's basketball team past Minnesota, 87-76.

Little by Liddell, his stock is rising

CHAMPAIGN — E.J. Liddell was strictly a back-to-the-basket player at the beginning of his freshman season at Belleville West. Fairly effective, but only the tip of the iceberg of what he's proven to be capable of since.

But coaches that saw Liddell play this past spring and summer might have gotten a similar impression to what he showed in his earliest high school days.

Loren Tate: Hard work in selling a winning message

"We Will Win!"

Josh Whitman's motto rings an optimistic bell ... but can become the object of mockery in the wake of seemingly unending losses.

Illini AD on the air

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman was a guest on Saturday SportsTalk on WDWS 1400-AM in downtown Champaign, discussing plans — both on the field and off — that are under way.

"We're really excited about what the future is going to bring," he told hosts Loren Tate and Michael Kiser.

Big Ten hoops: When will the Illini win?

Want to know what games are worthwhile? Here's the scoop from sports editor Matt Daniels, who is still trying to figure out how exactly Illinois lost to Iowa on Thursday night.

SATURDAY'S GAMES

Michigan at No. 4 Michigan State, 11 a.m., Fox

N-G Media to remain home for UI sports broadcasts through 2022

CHAMPAIGN — Broadcasts of University of Illinois athletics will remain on WDWS 1400-AM and WHMS 97.5-FM for at least the next four years.

Underwood: 'We've got to get better'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 104-97 overtime loss to Iowa on Thursday at State Farm Center. The seven-point defeat kept the Illini winless in Big Ten play and now alone at the bottom of the conference.

Sick feeling

What does AD Josh Whitman think of the losing streak? He joins WDWS Saturday at 10.

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois now stands alone.

Winless in the Big Ten. An 0-5 start to conference play for the first time since the 1998-99 season.