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2018 Schedule
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7hDan Murphy

Big Ten to move to 20-game conference slate

In an effort to create more excitement for fans, the Big Ten officially decided it will move from an 18-game conference slate in men's basketball to a 20-game schedule next season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Mack, Chris Holtmann, Brad Underwood, Michigan State, Northwestern watching 2018 forward Talen Horton-Tucker.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois coach Lovie Smith said diversifying the candidate pool for head coaching hires is complicated. But he also said he's made an effort to elevate capable minority assistants on his staff and prepare them for a head coaching job. He said that's the only way to change the lack of diversity. "I know what I do with my program."

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109dMyron Medcalf

Most challenging jobs in every state: Illinois

It's been more than a decade since Illinois made the FInal Four. The key to this job is recruiting the best players in Chicago, which is easier said than done.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork announces he has committed to Illinois. Averaged 19.0 points last season.

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The six participants for the Bucks' pre-draft workout on Tuesday include North Carolina forward Tony Bradley, BYU forward Eric Mika, Illinois guard Malcolm Hill, Wisconsin forward Vitto Brown, Michigan guard Zak Irvin and forward Paris Bass, who spent the 2016-17 season in the NBA D-League.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Visit schedule for Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork. 19.0 PPG and 4.7 RPG. May 5-6: Pittsburgh May 8-9: Georgetown May 11-12: Illinois May 13-14: South Carolina May 15-16: LSU May 17: Louisville (unofficial)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike White, Brad Underwood, Chris Holtmann, Virginia, UConn, Georgia Tech and three Villanova assistants watching ESPN 60 Elijah Weaver.

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Illinois athletic department lost $6.2M in 2016

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says his department was operating at about a $6.2 million deficit in 2016, with revenue and spending figures ranking in the bottom half of the Big Ten.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois confirms that releases have been granted to ESPN 100 center Jeremiah Tilmon and four-star guard Javon Pickett.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 big man Jeremiah Tilmon announces on Instagram that he's requesting a release from his letter-of-intent to Illinois. No. 41 in 2017.

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Gonzaga's 37-1 record entering the national championship game is second only to Memphis' 38-1 mark prior to the 2008 title. But history tells us that anything can happen on Monday night.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.7213th
Rebounds Per Game34.8233rd
Assists Per Game13.5176th
Points Allowed69.193rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record40-31
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30