Tagged: Illinois


Big Ten players and coaches took to Chicago last week to face the media for the first time this season and answer questions about expectations, offseason development and more. With the start of the season less than a month away, we ran through the conference to look at one major question facing all 14 teams.  […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Illinois

1) Michigan closes out the half strong We’re picking things up late because Michigan’s 64-63 victory over Illinois on Friday afternoon went down to the wire. Before these three plays occurred, Illinois had played the Wolverines very tight for the first half. The Illini got into the lane at will on Michigan from the start, […]


INDIANAPOLIS — If you were watching Michigan’s 64-63 victory over Illinois on TV, it would have been easy to feel convinced that the Illini offensive possessions were a recording of a single possession, played over and over again. I wasn’t watching on TV — I was at the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the […]


Michigan 64, Illinois 63. Photo Gallery. Bracket. Presser. Player reactions. Coaches reactions. Box score. Photo: Dustin Johnston Michigan hit the ground running against Illinois with a sterling offensive first half featuring great ball movement, shooting and execution. The Wolverines led by five at the break and looked like they would have a comfortable opener at the […]

Michigan 64, Illinois 63-27

All photos by Dustin Johnston. Full gallery after the jump.

Video: John Beilein, LaVall Jordan discuss victory over Illinois

Michigan head coach John Beilein and assistant coach LaVall Jordan were both available in Michigan’s locker room to speak with the media after the Wolverines narrowly edged Illinois 64-63 in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament. You can listen to both interviews using the embedded media players below. Watch LaVall Jordan’s interview after […]

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