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Big Ten tournament schedule

A look at the Big Ten womens basketball tournament this week in Indianapolis:

UI men''s basketball box score

Illinois 70, Indiana 62

Rivalry bordering on heated

   CHAMPAIGN  On Monday, Mike Davis spiced up the Illinois-Indiana rivalry.

   On Tuesday, after the Illini''s 70-62 win against the Hoosiers at the Assembly Hall, he mixed in some cayenne pepper.

Big Ten awards

   A look at the All-Big Ten womens honors handed out Tuesday:

New format, venue please teams; four Illini honored

   INDIANAPOLIS  After a one-year journey to Michigan, the Big Ten women''s basketball tournament has returned to Indianapolis, and rest assured the conference participants are happy about it.

   But for at least six teams, that move is only mildly appeasing compared to this year''s new format. For those six, who must play in the tourney''s opening round Thursday, they will not have to win four games in four days to earn an automatic NCAA tournament berth.

Tate: Williams´ late run certainly valuable

   CHAMPAIGN  Big Ten basketball masterminds better start reconsidering their Player of the Year ballots.

   It has been widely circulated that Illini guard Frank Williams doesn''t deserve to repeat, but he has left January leader Jared Jeffries in the dust throughout this shortest of months.

Senior Night victory pads Illini streak

   CHAMPAIGN  In December, Bill Self said four would tie for the Big Ten title.

   He meant losses, not teams.

Rossow: Mayhem good test for Illini

   His interview finished, Mike Davis scooted his chair back and began to get up before hesitating.

   

UI men´s tennis team reaches pinnacle

   CHAMPAIGN  The nation''s top-ranked men''s tennis team will need a special tool to play outside today ... a shovel. Or a snowblower. Or a plow. The courts at Atkins Tennis Center are covered with the white stuff.

   For the first time in school history, Illinois moves to No. 1 in the national rankings. Illini coach Craig Tiley, who built the program into a Big Ten power, got the news Tuesday night.

Illinois'' outgoing players more than the sum of their victories

   CHAMPAIGN  There are numbers, if you want to use them, to illustrate the impact of Illinois'' current crop of seniors on its basketball program.

   There are the 84 wins. The six NCAA tournament victories. The Big Ten championship.