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St. Thomas More vs. Pleasant Plains volleyball highlights

Video highlights from a Class 2A volleyball state semifinal between St. Thomas More and Pleasant Plains on Friday, Nov. 9, at Normal's Redbird Arena.

ILLINI HIGHLIGHTS: Evansville

Check out highlights of Illinois' dominant season-opening 99-60 win over Evansville, including big days from Ayo Dosunmu and Aaron Jordan.

Defense spurs offense in blowout Illini win

Illinois freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu, senior guard Aaron Jordan and freshman forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili discuss the Illini's season-opening victory Thursday night at State Farm Center.

Underwood: 'It was sustainable effort'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 99-60 win against Evansville, which included a solid debut by freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu.

Illinois defense not satisfied after big game

Illinois sophomore safety Tony Adams breaks down his performance — and the Illini defense's — against Minnesota heading into Saturday's game at Nebraska while also discussing his move from cornerback before freshman safety Sydney Brown hits on how the Illini defense has to move forward to improve.

Purple Aces a bit of a mystery

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's season opener against Evansville and what the start of the season means.

Illinois in 'go mode' with opener approaching

Illinois guard Trent Frazier recaps the Illini's exhibition win before looking ahead to Thursday's season opener against Evansville, while fellow guard Aaron Jordan hits on his last opener and the importance of rebounding.

Illini ready for repeat performance at Nebraska

Illinois running back Reggie Corbin discusses his favorite touchdown from the Illini's win against Minnesota and how that performance could have been even better. Then offensive lineman Nick Allegretti expounds on the latter and talks about the unique gameday experience at Nebraska.

'Make the play' Illinois' offensive motto

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses his team's playmaking ability, how last week's practices led to the breakout performance against Minnesota, Reggie Corbin's big performance and Big Ten honor.

Execution at heart of improved Illini defense

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's win against Minnesota, the improvements the Illini defense made and what is and isn't a catch. Spoiler alert: Smith 100 percent disagrees with the replay reversal of what was — then wasn't — a Minnesota fumble and Del'Shawn Phillips' recovery and touchdown.