Plays of the Game - Iowa

Two Illini seniors, Rice and Starks, made plenty of plays tonight.  No one else really did, at least not on offense.  Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill combined to shoot 4-22 from the field, which won't get the job done most nights, especially on the road.  But, we do have some choices tonight for the Dick Van Dyke Appliance W

MBB notebook: Ekey returns to scene of the shot

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A quick check of his schedule was all it took for Jon Ekey to figure out that, yes, he had the time to make it to Iowa City and see Illinois take on the Hawkeyes.

Milford, Cissna Park now at odds

ARMSTRONG — Student-athletes who were teammates three months ago will find themselves on opposing benches Friday.

The cooperative, athlete-sharing agreement between Milford and Cissna Park was for football, not basketball.

Point guards step up, but Illini falter in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The knock on Illinois this season has been a lack of production from the point guard spot.

Jaylon Tate has the skills to run the point — and do so effectively. He’s more than capable of distributing the ball and getting his teammates good looks while limiting turnovers.

Basketball pick em game 16: Northwestern

You all know my hatred for Iowa, so this is an early candidate for worst night of the year.

HS Boy's Basketball: 1A Armstrong Regional

Milford vs. Judah Christian and Cissna Park vs. Fisher in Class 1A Regional games at Armstrong on Wed., Feb. 25, 2015.

LIVE! at Iowa — Illini struggle down stretch

FINAL — Iowa 68, Illinois 60

Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois.

White scored 14 straight points during a key stretch in the second half to give the Hawkeyes (18-10, 9-6 Big Ten) the lead. 

Iowa has won three straight games.

Efficiency Stats - Iowa

The Illini offense sputtered in the second half tonight, and the result is a 68-60 loss at Iowa that puts the Illini's backs firmly against the wall.  Win their final three regular season games, and they should get an NCAA Tournament bid. If not, they'll need to win some games in the Big Ten tournament to have a chance.  Here are the final efficiency stats, first for Illinois:

Urbana manager sees court, too

URBANA — Abram Washington made one request to Urbana teammate Greg Boyd before Tuesday night’s home game against Peoria Central.

Win the opening tip.

Boyd did, ensuring Washington, the Tigers’ boys’ basketball manager the last four years, would relish Urbana’s Senior Night.

Area Boys' Basketball Leaders (Week of Feb. 23)

(Minimum 10.0 ppg)

Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG    HG
Chastain, LeRoy    230    115    602    24.1    32