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Illinois men at Minnesota
1:15 p.m. today
ILLINOIS (13-7, 3-4)
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Jaylon Tate So. 6-3 3.8
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois men’s golf team left Champaign on Thursday, headed for Florida and its traditional season-opening event against Illinois State in the Tinervin Cup today at Coral Creek Golf Club in Placida.
On Saturdays, we’ll gauge where John Groce is in getting his Illini back in the NCAA tournament:
CHAMPAIGN — Jalen Coleman-Lands and his La Lumiere (Ind.) teammates have played 16 games in six states since their season began in early November. The Lakers (14-2) will add Illinois to that list Saturday at Parkland’s Dodds Athletic Center.
BY SPENCER BROWN
CHAMPAIGN — It was a tale of two halves for Centennial, which used Terrion Howard’s game-high 21 points to hold off Danville in a 63-58 win Friday night.
“We made enough free throws at the end, made enough plays,” Chargers coach Tim Lavin said.
RANTOUL — The Eagles Nest was packed and roaring Friday night at Rantoul Township High School, but St. Joseph-Ogden was able to endure the rowdy crowd and the revved-up Eagles for a 70-59 victory.
URBANA — The Illinois men’s tennis team improved to 3-0 after sweeping Wisconsin-Green Bay and Ball State on Friday in its first two home matches of the season.
DANVILLE — Before Salt Fork’s girls’ basketball program could end more than a decade of frustrations at the Vermilion County Tournament, the state-ranked Storm had to endure a game of additional frustrations Friday.