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2018 Schedule
10-9, 14th in Big Ten
Nebraska edges Illinois in a thriller (0:49)

Northwestern outlasts Illinois in overtime, 72-68

Scottie Lindsey scored five of his game-high 22 points in overtime and Northwestern trailed for much of the evening before pulling out a 72-68 victory over Illinois on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Big Ten/ACC challenge kicks off tonight at 7:00 PM on ESPN2. Per BPI the ACC is the favorite to win the challenge at 54%, the Big Ten has a 24% chance to win, and there is a 22% chance it ends in a 7-7 tie.

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52dJeff Borzello

Picking every game in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Overall, it might look pretty close, with the ACC and Big Ten both filled with good teams (and even a few elite ones). But go game by game and things do not look good for the Big Ten.


Alstork, Jordan lead Illini past Jaguars 102-55

Graduate transfer Mark Alstork scored 17 points and snagged 10 rebounds Friday night, helping lead Illinois to a 102-55 victory over Southern in the first game of coach Brad Underwood's career with the Illini.

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76dJeff Goodman

The heat is on for Brad Underwood

The Fighting Illini coach was at Oklahoma State last season -- and that's where Lamont Evans, one of the men arrested in the FBI probe, was an assistant.

Paul Carcaterra ESPN Reporter 

Illinois Offensive Lineman Nick Allegretti goes in depth with ESPN's Paul Carcaterra. The two talk about his brother Joe's battle with Leukemia, Italian Food, and his Wrestling background.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.0Tied-71st
Rebounds Per Game37.3Tied-113th
Assists Per Game14.5139th
Points Allowed71.9170th

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record40-31
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30