Illini par for course in 77-74 victory over UNLV

CHAMPAIGN — "You guys ever play golf?"

Brad Underwood wasn't looking for a driving range partner Saturday afternoon.

There was a point accompanying this hypothetical question.

Magical season continues for Final Four-bound Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Chants of "I-L-L, I-N-I" rained down from the still-full Huff Hall bleachers with the Illinois volleyball team gathered at midcourt after Saturday's Elite Eight slugfest with Wisconsin.

The same cheer that rocked the sellout arena throughout the match.

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. UNLV, Dec. 8, 2018

Player of the game

Illinois guard Andres Feliz

UI Men's Basketball vs. UNLV

Illinois faces UNLV during an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, on the UNiversity of Illinois campus in Champaign.

Tate | Tamas' team offers feel-good story for starving fan base

More than anything, long-suffering Illini fans needed something to cheer about ... a spirit lifter ... a team to truly get lost in.

UI Volleyball vs. Wisconsin: NCAA Tournament Elite 8

Illinois defeats Wisconsin 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23 in the Elite 8 match of the NCAA 2018 Division I Women's Volleyball Championship at Huff Hall Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

Next stop: Final Four!

Quick hits: Illini snap three-game losing streak with 77-74 win over UNLV

What happened

Illinois did just enough to stop a three-game losing streak, committing 19 turnovers and allowing 21 offensive rebounds but persevering via scoring by committee.

What it means

Coach Brad Underwood learned he can trust guys like Andres Feliz and Samba Kane to log important minutes, which will be critical entering Big Ten Conference play.

LIVE! Elite Eight

Illinois 3, Wisconsin 1

Next stop: Minneapolis.

The Illinois volleyball team continued its memorable 2018 season with an exclamation point at its home venue, Huff Hall, on Saturday afternoon.

LIVE! Men's basketball defeats UNLV

FINAL — Illinois 77, UNLV 74

Ayo Dosunmu hits 1 of 2 free throws late, and Amauri Hardy throws a pass right to Andres Feliz on the Rebels' last effort. Feliz led all scorers with 19 points, while Joel Ntambwe contributed 18 for the Rebels.