Underwood: 'Liked the way our guys rallied'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's blowout victory agaisnt Longwood, including how the Illini played with the changes made with Leron Black and Kipper Nichols out.

Jordan: 'We don't say everyday guys for no reason'

Illinois forward Michael Finke and guard Aaron Jordan discuss the Illini's 92-45 victory against Longwood on Wednesday night at State Farm Center.

Illini show unselfish side in runaway

CHAMPAIGN — Not even an hour after Illinois finished up its rout of Longwood, Illini coach Brad Underwood was clearly ready to get his team together to watch the film from the win.

One of Underwood's challenges for his team heading into Wednesday night's game was to move the ball.

Man or zone defense, it didn't matter. Underwood didn't want the ball to stick.

Illini notebook: Bench provides boost

CHAMPAIGN — Greg Eboigbodin played a career high 13 minutes Wednesday against Longwood. Fellow freshman forward Matic Vessel matched him with his own career high of 13 minutes and scored his first career points in the first half on a tip-in putback.

Both were called on for more off the bench with Leron Black (left elbow) and Kipper Nichols (left foot) out with injuries.

Illini report card: A

Our take on the Illini's 92-45 win over Longwood on Wednesday night:

What happened

LIVE! Longwood

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois followed up its loss to UNLV, marking four in the last five games, with a 92-45 victory against Longwood. Aaron Jordan led the Illini with 22 points and was joined in double figures by Trent Frazier (20 points), Michael Finke (19) and Mark Alstork (10).

Coach on freshmen: 'It's their first rodeo'

Beat writer Scott Richey is chatting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Submit questions here

What did Jamall Walker take away from the weekend loss to UNLV?

Dec. 13 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:30pm

The Illini — and our beat writer — are back from Las Vegas. It was another winnable game that ultimately turned into Illinois' fourth loss of the season. With Brad Underwood's squad set to return to action Wednesday against Longwood, Scott Richey will answer all of your Illinois basketball questions as a prelude. Interested in his observations through the first 11 games of the season?

Black's status unclear for Wednesday's game

CHAMPAIGN — Leron Black’s status for Wednesday’s game against Longwood remains unclear.

Florida receiver picks Illini

Ricky Smalling, Mikey Dudek and friends are getting some help.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood receiver Edwin Carter is the latest player to commit to Illinois.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder is a three-star recruit according to He is the 15th player to commit to Lovie Smith's program.