Dee Brown scored a career-high 34 points and No. 6 Illinois held No. 7 Michigan State nearly 33 points below its average to win their Big Ten-opening showdown 60-50 on Thursday night.
Dee Brown had 26 points and seven assists as Illinois cruised to a 89-59 win over Oregon on Saturday.
Illinois juniors Deron Williams and Dee Brown said Tuesday they aren't thinking yet about the NBA draft, but coach Bruce Weber is already discussing their options with them.
Illinois guard Dee Brown was named Big Ten player of the year Tuesday by the league's coaches and media, and the media selected Illini coach Bruce Weber as the conference's coach of the year.