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Area college update (Feb. 23): Meacham sets record

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college:

Seeding is believing (Week of Feb. 23)

Each week until Selection Sunday on March 12, college basketball writer SCOTT RICHEY will project his top four seeds for each region in the NCAA tournament. This week? The ACC is good, but top of the Pac-12 might be better:

EAST
1. Villanova
2. Louisville
3. Baylor
4. Purdue

PODCAST: Sports Talk 2-22-17

PODCAST: Sports Talk 2-22-17: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk with former Illini basketballer Sean Harrington from ESPNU.

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02-22-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast Today from Mahomet-Seymour High School

02-22-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast Today from Mahomet-Seymour High School: Play now!

02-22-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Today Matt Daniels and Anthony Zilis are at Mahomet-Seymour High School to talk Basketball.  The guests include Coach Chad Benedict,  and Senior players, Bradley Hamilton, Blake Lester, and Nick Hermann.

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HS Boys Basketball: 2A B-H Regional

 Hoopeston Area vs. Westville and St. Thomas More vs. Bismarck-Henning in Class 2A Regional games at the Bismarck-Henning Regional boys' basketball semifinal  at B-H high School in Bismarck on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Illini Recap: 'What stood out for me was our defense'

Hear from Illinois coach John Groce and seniors Malcolm Hill and Maverick Morgan along with Northwestern coach Chris Collins after the Illini beat the Wildcats to sweep the season series.

Bulldogs headed to dual team state

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour overcame an illness by a key wrestler and a strategic move by the opposing coach to defeat Chatham Glenwood 39-25 on Tuesday night during a Class 2A dual team sectional match in Mahomet.

The Bulldogs (20-5) advance to the Class 2A state quarterfinal against Dixon at 11 a.m. Saturday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

Falcons stun regional's top seed

GIBSON CITY — An upset requires the lower-seeded team to dominate at least one aspect of the game. GCMS advanced past No. 1-seed Bloomington Central Catholic 65-45 by doing just that and then some.

The sixth-seeded Falcons not only forced 10 turnovers that led to 14 points, they also secured 10 offensive rebounds and scored nine points as a result of those extended possessions.

Bunnies sharing the wealth

DANVILLE — Zach Griffith and Cale Zook know that unselfish attitudes and even distribution of the ball has been the key to the Fisher boys’ basketball team’s successful season.

McGee pleased with Illini's offense so far

CHAMPAIGN — Five practices into his second spring at Illinois, Garrick McGee has a much better feel for his personnel. And that’s a good thing.