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  1. Kentucky, up 41-7 at half, crushes UCLA

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- UCLA freshman Kevon Looney declared he wanted another "stab" at Kentucky after the top-ranked Wildcats ran the Bruins off the floor by 39 points on Saturday. UCLA coach Steve Alford clarified that after losing 83-44 to Kentucky at the U...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  2. North Carolina flashes its potential

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams has a bit of the Grinch in him, as of late. Williams has had his players running more, pushing their intensity in drills and practicing longer in the past week than he had been doing. Sophomore forward ...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  3. Wirtz eyeing new Hawks practice facility

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said Friday he would like to build a hockey practice facility adjacent to the United Center just as the Chicago Bulls are doing for basketball. Wirtz said the facility would cost $30-35 million, which would ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. Charles Matthews of Chicago St. Rita commits to Kentucky Wildcats...

    Scott Powers

    St. Rita guard Charles Matthews, ESPN's No. 12-ranked junior, committed to Kentucky on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  5. College basketball: State of the state

    Scott Powers

    Illinois college basketball has seen some dark years in the last decade. The state didn't place a single team in the NCAA tournament in three of the last six seasons. Only the Illinois Fighting Illini kept the state from complete embarrassment wit...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Plainfield East's Jordan commits to Illini

    Scott Powers

    Plainfield East junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan committed to Illinois on Saturday. Jordan, a 6-foot-4 1/2, 180-pound guard, chose the Illini over Butler, Creighton, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Xavier and Wisconsin. Jordan committed to Il...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  7. Thibodeau, Stevens hold mutual respect

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens can remember the first time he met Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and had a chance to talk basketball with him. Stevens was still the head coach at Butler and met his friend Ron Adams, who was then a...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. Curie's Alexander doesn't wait, signs with Kansas

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander signed and faxed his letter of intent to Kansas on Saturday, according to a source. Alexander, ESPN's No. 3-ranked senior prospect, verbally committed to the Jayhawks over DePaul, Illinois and Mem...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  9. Recruiting door open despite Alexander commitment

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO - Cliff Alexander may go to Kansas ... or he may not. Alexander, ESPN's No. 3-ranked recruit, took a step in the direction of Lawrence, Kan. on Friday by announcing on ESPNU he was committing to the Jayhawks. That's enough to complete most r...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. Simeon's Williams commits to Illinois

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon junior forward D.J. Williams committed to Illinois on Tuesday. Williams, a 6-foot-7, 203-pound small forward, chose the Illini over DePaul, Florida, Georgetown, Providence, Purdue and SMU. "From my first time on campus, I was ju...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  11. Five potential impact transfers in Illinois

    Scott Powers

    Here's a look at five college basketball transfers who could be impact players for Illinois programs this season: Kelsey Barlow, UIC, guard, redshirt senior Barlow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has the potential to be one of the top players in the ...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  12. Alexander recruiting visit has Illini excited

    Scott Powers

    Illinois has been waiting for another Marcus Liberty for nearly 30 years. Liberty was considered the best high school player in the country in the class of 1987 and chose the Illini over Syracuse. Since then, Illinois hasn't been able to secure an...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  13. No. 3 prospect Cliff Alexander tweets top 5 choices

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander, the No. 3-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100, tweeted Monday that his top five schools, in no particular order, are Illinois, DePaul, Michigan State, Kansas and Memphis.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  14. Four schools with best shot at Okafor

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's top-ranked senior, hasn't officially cut his list to four schools, but Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky have the best chance of landing him, Okafor's father said on Sunday. Jahlil Okafor told S...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  15. Fenwick's Lindsey commits to Northwestern

    Scott Powers

    Fenwick senior guard Scott Lindsey committed to Northwestern on Sunday. Lindsey, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, chose the Wildcats over Iowa and Vanderbilt. He averaged 12 points and four rebounds for Fenwick (Oak Park, Ill.) last season. "First of...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  16. Alexander cuts Kentucky, adds UConn, Oregon

    Scott Powers

    NORRIDGE, Ill. -- Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander, ESPN's No. 2-ranked prospect, said Sunday he has eliminated Kentucky from his list of schools. "They just stopped communicating with me," said Alexander during the Mac Irvin Bac...

    Blog | September 22, 2013