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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Braves 'sign' 2 grade-schoolers for season

    Scott Powers

    Bradley coach Geno Ford announced Monday the signing of 5-year-old Johnah Sahrs, who has been battling life-threatening cancer, and his older brother 9-year-old Jarret Sahrs for the upcoming season. Through Team IMPACT, a non-profit organization w...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  4. Jamall Walker suspended for 2 games

    Scott Powers

    Illinois assistant coach Jamall Walker has received a two-game tournament suspension and a public reprimand from the Division I men's basketball committee for his misconduct following the Illini's loss to Miami in the NCAA tournament last season. ...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  5. No. 7 seed Illini to face No. 10 Colorado

    Scott Powers

    Illinois was selected Sunday to play in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed and will play No. 10-seeded Colorado in Austin, Tex. in the East region on Friday. The Illinois-Colorado winner will play the winner of No. 2-seeded Miami and No. 15-seede...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  6. Loyola to celebrate 50th anniversary of title

    Scott Powers

    Loyola is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ramblers' 1963 NCAA tournament championship, which has remained the lone title by a team from Illinois. Loyola will honor players from the 1962-63 team during Saturday's game against Illinois-...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Missouri 82, Illinois 73

    Scott Powers

    ST. LOUIS -- A quick look at No. 12 Missouri's 82-73 win against No. 10 Illinois in the Braggin' Rights game Saturday at the Scottrade Center. Overview: Missouri has had Illinois' numbers in recent years, and the Tigers continued that trend Saturd...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  8. Paul tabbed Big Ten Player of Week

    Scott Powers

    Illinois senior shooting guard Brandon Paul was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. Paul scored a season-high 35 points on 10-of-16 shooting in the Illini's road win over Gonzaga on Saturday. He sank nine of his 11 shots, made five 3-p...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  9. Jabari Parker will play college basketball in 2013 rather than go...

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior, said Friday he will attend college rather go on a mission next year and two local schools could have been options for next year if it wasn't for coaching changes.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  10. Northwestern hopes first loss not costly

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Once the question began to unfold, Northwestern Wildcats sophomore point guard David Sobolewski began shaking his head in disapproval. His squad had just been routed on its home floor Tuesday, losing 77-57 to the Maryland Terrapi...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  11. ESPNU top-60 junior forward Bates-Diop commits to Ohio State

    Scott Powers

    Normal U-High (Ill.) junior forward Keita Bates-Diop committed to Ohio State on Sunday, according to his club coach Mike Mullins. Bates-Diop, a 6-foot-7 forward, chose the Buckeyes over offers from DePaul, Illinois, Marquette, Michigan, Northweste...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  12. Purnell looks for DePaul to take next step

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- DePaul coach Oliver Purnell said Wednesday he believes the Blue Demons could jump to the middle of the Big East this season after finishing in last place the last two years. "That would be an improvement for us to get in the middle," th...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  13. Illini benefiting from Simeon relationship

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- If a college basketball coach is going to have one close relationship with any high school in Chicago, Simeon would be the desirable place. The Wolverines have owned Illinois high school basketball for nearly a decade. Simeon has won fi...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  14. Ten predictions for state basketball teams

    Scott Powers

    The college basketball season tips off on Friday, and here are my 10 predictions for the hoops year in Illinois: 1. This is finally the year for Northwestern to reach the NCAA tournament: The Wildcats don't exactly have the star power of John Shu...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  15. Bolingbrook's Ben Moore commits to SMU

    Scott Powers

    Bolingbrook senior forward Ben Moore committed to Southern Methodist on Tuesday. Moore, a 6-foot-7 forward, chose the Mustangs over Colorado State and Illinois. Moore was the second Chicago-area recruit to commit to SMU in the past week. Proviso E...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  16. SIU suspends Diamond Taylor indefinitely

    Scott Powers

    Southern Illinois junior guard Diamond Taylor has been suspended indefinitely after he was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, the school announced on Monday. Taylor, a 6-4 shooting guard, was arrested early Saturday morning. He sta...

    Blog | September 24, 2012