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Efficiency Stats - Oregon

Well, the second half didn't go as planned for the Illini.  Oregon scored at will for much of the half, while the Illini didn't get much offense from anyone not named Rayvonte Rice.  Let's look at the numbers, first for Illinois:

Oregon Pregame 12-13-14

Oregon Pregame 12-13-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly, Loren Tate, and Marcus Jackson broadcast live from the United Center in Chicago, as Illinois takes on the Ducks.  Brian Barnhart gets the Oregon scouting report from assistant coach Jamall Walker.

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LIVE! Oregon at the UC

Oregon 77, Illinois 70 — Final

Saturday SportsTalk 12-13-14

Saturday SportsTalk 12-13-14: Play now!

Sports Talk hosted by Steve Kelly and Loren Tate. They talk to Brant Ringler, J Leman, David Schuster, AD Mike Thomas and Mark Coomes

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MBB game preview: vs. Oregon

Oregon vs. Illinois men,
6 p.m. Saturday


Lineups

ILLINOIS (7-2)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Ahmad Starks    Sr.    5-9    7.8

WBB game preview: at Valparaiso

UI women at Valparaiso,
1:30 p.m. Saturday


Lineups

Illinois (7-3)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Kyley Simmons    RS-Jr.    5-7    9.9

Top of the Morning, Dec. 13, 2014

Forget about Xs and Os. This Heart of Dallas Bowl scouting report answers the important questions facing Illinois fans headed to Texas for the Dec. 26 game. Like ... what to pack?

"An extra belt," said Bart Hedgcock, who has lived in Texas since 2000. "There is great food in the Dallas metroplex."

Abrams continues to lead from bench

CHICAGO — The poster available to fans at Saturday’s game between Illinois and Oregon at the United Center (6 p.m., BTN) features the Second City’s skyline as the backdrop with Nnanna Egwu, Ahmad Starks, Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate in the foreground.

They are the four Illini who will take the court against the Ducks on Saturday who call the city home.

Maroons honor McClain, fall to Manual

By SPENCER BROWN

CHAMPAIGN — Emotions ran high in Central’s 72-67 Big 12 loss to Peoria Manual on Friday night at Combes Gym.

A teary-eyed Sergio McClain left the court midway through the pregame ceremony as the courtside announcer listed his father’s accomplishments.

Spartans see how they stack up in loss

ST. JOSEPH — Brian Brooks saw nothing Friday night that will force him to re-evaluate expectations for his St. Joseph-Ogden boys’ basketball team.

“We have a chance to be pretty good in February,” Brooks said. “We really like our group.”