College/Prep Sports Reporter
Scott Richey is a reporter covering college basketball at The News-Gazette. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can follow him on Twitter (@srrichey).
Illini resume nonconference play after going 1-1 in first two Big Ten games against top-5 competition.
Illinois’ upset victory against No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday night saw Illini freshman 7-foot center post four of his 14 total blocks this season.
But the 7-foot, 285-pound center received almost as much attention for his celebration that sidelined referee Lewis Garrison than the 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots he delivered.
Despite a bad shooting night from beyond the arc, Brad Underwood's team found success in the mid-range game to knock off the fifth-ranked Wolverines.
Want a simple way to illustrate how the addition of Kofi Cockburn has changed the Illinois offense? Just start with dunks.