HS 2A Girls Supersectional: SJ-O vs. Chicago Christian

St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Chicago Christian in a Class 2A Supersectional game at Pontiac High School on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

LIVE! Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — One streak snapped, another continued. Wisconsin's 64-58 victory on Monday night broke Illinois' four-game winning streak and extended the Badgers' streak in the Big Ten series to 15 straight games.

Brad Davison had 18 points for Wisconsin, and Khalil Iverson — Illini killer — chipped in 16 points. 

HS Girls 1A Supersectional: Schlarman vs. Amboy

Schlarman vs. Amboy in a Class 1A Supersectional game at Pontiac High School on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.


Feb. 20 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:30pm

The argument can be made Illinois is currently the hottest team in the Big Ten, although Monday's game at Wisconsin has the potential — given the Badgers' track record of late against the Illini — to squelch that fire. Still, Brad Underwood's second team is surging at the right time of the season with just five games left in the regular season after Monday's showdown with the Badgers.

Coulter picks up, goes with hoops for Judah Christian

CHAMPAIGN — Philip Coulter boasts a strong statline for Judah Christian boys’ basketball entering the Class 1A postseason.

Prior to Friday night’s 57-39 victory against Cornerstone Christian to secure the East Central Illinois Conference Tournament title, the senior was averaging 18.6 points, 2.3 assists and 2.2 steals per tilt for the now-26-2 Tribe, not to mention 59 three-pointers.

Spartans on verge of making history

ST. JOSEPH — Banners adorn the walls inside St. Joseph-Ogden High School’s gymnasium.

A 2016 state championship in boys’ basketball hangs along one wall. A 2006 state championship in softball is situated on another. Multiple cross-county state championships.

Griffin putting in work to expand role off Illini bench

CHAMPAIGN — Alan Griffin popping up off the bench and joining Andres Feliz at the scorer’s table, ready to check in before the first media timeout Thursday night at Ohio State, shouldn’t have been a surprise.

Preview: Illinois at No. 20 Wisconsin, 7 p.m. today


Illinois (10-15, 6-8 Big Ten)


P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG    Hometown

G    Trent Frazier    So.    6-1    14.7    Wellington, Fla.

Sunday's UI roundup: Women's basketball falls to Michigan

CHAMPAIGN — Senior forward Alex Wittinger netted a game-high 18 points, while junior Courtney Joens and freshman Mackenzie Blazek added 10 points each, but Illinois women’s basketball struggled to keep pace in a 70-56 loss to Michigan on Sunday afternoon at State Farm Center.

Asmussen | How history might repeat itself for Illini basketball

Check if this rings a bell: The Illinois men’s basketball team gets off to a woeful start to the season, leaving many in the community grumbling “I don’t think they are going to win another game.”