Purdue at Illinois men
8 p.m. today
Illinois (12-7, 2-4)
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Jaylon Tate So. 6-3 3.7
Each week until the NCAA tournament field is revealed on Selection Sunday, News-Gazette college basketball writer Marcus Jackson will project the top four seeds in each region.
3. Notre Dame
CHAMPAIGN — Shortly before Nnanna Egwu was to graduate from Chicago’s St. Ignatius and make his way to the Illinois campus to start his freshman year, St. Ignatius coach Rich Kehoe had a simple message for the 6-foot-11 big man.
“Go break the blocked shots record at Illinois,” Kehoe told Egwu.
It is never advisable to form judgments on complicated and cloudy issues while in a frenzy.
SHELDON — They have a coach who is closing in on 500 career wins.
They have a veteran team, which includes three returning senior starters.
Milford has another trait few Class 1A high schools possess: The Bearcats have ball handlers with height.
Two of the tallest players on coach John Spezia’s team are 6-foot-5 Wade Fox and 6-4 Alex Portwood.
With boys’ basketball postseason nearing for local teams, acting sports editor Matt Daniels picked out five dates to remember before the state tournament arrives in mid-March:
MAHOMET — Administrators are hoping to expand and improve the Marty Williams Wrestling Invitational, which will enter its 36th year in 2016.
Under the current bracketed format, some top-seeded wrestlers only had two matches this year due to byes in their weight classes.
TEAM (PREVIOUS) RECORD COMMENT
1. Mahomet-Seymour (1) 16-4 Will host 2A regional on Feb. 7
2. Prairie Central (2) 13-3 Assigned to Eureka 1A regional on Feb. 7