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MBB: vs. Hampton

Hampton vs. Illinois men, 6 p.m. Wednesday

Lineups

ILLINOIS (7-3)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Ahmad Starks    Sr.    5-9    7.5

MJ: Players have extra study sessions

CHAMPAIGN — Before final exams even began this week, the Illinois basketball team had even more studying to do.

Instead of combing over the scouting report for Wednesday’s game against Hampton (6 p.m., ESPNU), the Illinois coaching staff presented the breakdown of the Pirates to each player to digest himself — with a quiz on the details later.

Bulletin board: Fisher adds to Hall

FISHER — Thirteen new members were inducted into the Fisher High School Athletic Hall of Fame last Saturday.

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball rankings — STM at top


TEAM (PREVIOUS)    RECORD
1. St. Thomas More (1)    11-1 For the holidays ... State Farm Classic, Bloomington-N.

2. Monticello (2)    6-0    For the holidays ... Monticello Holiday Tournament

3. Schlarman (3)    6-1    For the holidays ... Peoria Manual Tournament

Teams of the Week: M-S boys' basketball in spotlight

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MAHOMET-SEYMOUR BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Coach Chad Benedict’s short-handed team (5-2) prevailed twice — including an eight-point win at Normal University High — with Conner Diedrich and Jack Rettig averaging 20 points per game for the week.

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OAKWOOD GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Athletes of the Week: Burton and Lemmon

Megan Burton
Danville girls’ basketball


Why she was chosen: The Vikings went 3-0 last week with Big 12 Conference wins against Centennial (by 14 points), Urbana (by 28) and Normal West (by four). Burton, a sophomore guard, averaged 15.7 points per game in the three wins, and 42 of her 47 total points came on her 14 three-pointers.

Kankakee at Mahomet-Seymour 12-16-14

Kankakee at Mahomet-Seymour 12-16-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Tim Ditman have the call of an entertaining non-conference matchup between the Bulldogs and the Kays from Mahomet-Seymour High School.

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12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey look at High School Basketball in the Central Illinois Area.

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Are Illini in the running for Tori McCoy?

Women's basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY is answering your questions at 2 p.m. today. Submit them now by clicking here

Trending topics include ...

— Tori McCoy's season-ending injury and how it impacts the 5-star's recruitment