Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, previously a key member of John Calipari's staff, and Ron Coleman have joined Kentucky's staff, the Wildcats announced Thursday.
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Gonzaga, Tennessee and Alabama are among the teams to skyrocket up the class rankings after the latest ESPN 100 update.
- Kentucky adds 2 Illinois coaches to remake staff
- Illini PG Dosunmu to enter NBA draft, hire agent
- Zags' Kispert, Baylor's Butler in Wooden final five
- Illinois investigating racist post aimed at Cockburn
Illinois junior point guard Ayo Dosunmu, the No. 22 NBA draft prospect in the ESPN 100, averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 39% from 3-point range for the Fighting Illini this season.
Gonzaga forward Cory Kispert, Baylor guard Jared Butler, Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and Iowa forward Luka Garza are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.
Illinois' Kofi Cockburn shared on Instagram a racist social media post directed at him after the top-seeded Illini lost to Loyola Chicago on Sunday. An Illinois spokesman told ESPN the school is looking into the situation.
More top seeds look to defend their honor today in the 2021 NCAA tournament. Can Monday live up to the upset carnival that was Sunday's first half of the round of 32?
We're only in the round of 32, and March Madness feels extra mad. Sunday's action started with No. 1 Illinois going down to Loyola Chicago and saw No. 15 Oral Roberts advance.
The first No. 1 seed is off the board. ESPN's college basketball writers broke down what went wrong for Illinois -- and right for Loyola Chicago.
Loyola Chicago ousted top-seeded Illinois from the NCAA tournament after an inspirational pregame speech from Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.
What started as a field of 68 is down to 32. Here's how we rank the teams that remain heading into Sunday's action.
Consider the madness back. The first upset-filled, drama-packed, bracket-busting, 12-hours-on-the-couch opening day of the tournament in two years is here.
— Kofi Cockburn muscled his way to 18 points and Illinois cruised past 16th-seeded Drexel 78-49 Friday in the Illini's first NCAA Tournament game as a No. 1 seed in 16 years.
A year after we were forced to take solace in virtual brackets, March Madness is (thankfully) back in 2021 -- and so are our men's and women's NCAA...
Gonzaga and Baylor both landed multiple players on the AP's All-America teams, with Corey Kispert (Bulldogs) and Jared Butler (Bears) joining Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu and Cade Cunningham on the first team.
Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan and Illinois are the No. 1 seeds for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.
— Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu both scored 16 points, both grabbed nine rebounds and both made key plays in overtime to give No. 3 Illinois a 91-88 victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Sunday for its first Big Ten Tournament title since 2005.
— Kofi Cockburn scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 3 Illinois beat No. 5 Iowa 82-71 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament title game.
— Ayo Dosunmu scored 23 points and No. 3 Illinois easily beat Rutgers 90-68 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday night.
Dickie V identified his most scintillating, sensational performers of 2020-21, also naming his ultimate PTPer for 2020-21.
The Hawkeyes' Luka Garza repeats as The Associated Press' Big Ten Player of the Year, while the Wolverines' Juwan Howard takes Coach of the Year.