Game #22 // Illinois (13-8, 3-5) vs. Penn State (14-7, 2

2014-15 university of illinois fighting illini Basketball
Game #22 // Illinois (13-8, 3-5) vs. Penn State (14-7, 2-6)
Jan. 31, 2015 // Noon CT // Champaign, Ill. // State Farm Center (17,085)
TV: BTN – Eric Collins (Play-By-Play), Jess Settles (Analyst)
Radio: Fighting Illini Sports Network – Brian Barnhart (Play-By-Play), Jerry Hester (Analyst) // Satellite Radio: Sirius – 117, XM – 195
ILLINOIS 2014-15 Schedule & Results
Date Opponent
Time/ResultTV/Streak
November (6-0)
14 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
80-71
W-1
16COPPIN STATE
114-56
W-2
21 AUSTIN PEAY [1]
107-66
W-3
24 BROWN [1]
89-68
W-4
27 vs. Indiana State [2]
88-62
W-5
28 vs. Baylor [2]
62-54
W-6
December (4-4)
2
at #15/15 Miami [3]
61-70
L-1
6AMERICAN
70-55 W-1
9
vs. #7/7 Villanova [4] 59-73
L-1
13 vs. Oregon [5]
70-77
L-2
17HAMPTON
73-55
W-1
20 vs. Missouri [6]
62-59
W-2
27 KENNESAW STATE
93-45
W-3
30 at Michigan
65-73 (OT)
L-1
January (3-4)
3
at #20/18 Ohio State
61-77
L-2
7
#11/9 MARYLAND
64-57
W-1
11 at Nebraska
43-53
L-1
14 at Northwestern
72-67
W-1
18INDIANA
74-80
L-1
21PURDUE
66-57
W-1
24 at Minnesota
71-79
L-1
31 PENN STATE
Noon
BTN
February (0-0)
3
RUTGERS
8:30 p.m.
BTN
at Michigan State
11 a.m.
ESPN
7
12 MICHIGAN
8 p.m.ESPN/2
15 at #6/5 Wisconsin
Noon
CBS
6:30 p.m.
BTN
22 MICHIGAN STATE
25 at #25/- Iowa
8 p.m.
BTN
28 NORTHWESTERN
6 p.m.
BTN
March (0-0)
4
NEBRASKA
9 p.m.
BTN
7
at Purdue
3:30 p.m.
BTN
TBA
11-15 at Big Ten Tournament [7]TBA
Probable Starters
(from the previous game)
Pos.No. NameHt.
G 1 Jaylon Tate 6-3
G 25 Kendrick Nunn
6-3
G 21 Malcolm Hill
6-6
F
12 Leron Black
6-7
F/C 32 Nnanna Egwu
6-11
Off the Bench
Pos.
G
G
G
G
C
G
F
F
F
No.
3
10
11
14
22
24
31
43
45
NameHt. Ahmad Starks
5-9
Mike LaTulip
6-1
Aaron Cosby
6-3
Ryan Schmidt
6-0
Maverick Morgan
6-10
Rayvonte Rice
6-4
Austin Colbert
6-9
Michael Finke
6-10
Cameron Liss
6-6
Wt.
170
190
230
220
250
Yr.
So.
So.
So.
Fr.
Sr.
PPG
4.1
11.0
14.0
5.4
7.3
RPG
1.2
3.2
5.4
4.7
5.4
APG
3.4
1.8
1.2
0.0
0.9
Other
85.2% FT
45.2% 3FG
41.4% 3FG
1.4 OREB/G
1.9 BPG
Wt.
170
170
205
185
250
230
210
220
200
Yr.
r-Sr.
Jr.
r-Jr.
Sr.
So.
r-Sr.
So.
Fr.
Fr.
PPG
7.4
2.2
7.8
–
3.0
17.2
1.7
–
0.1
RPG
1.5
0.7
3.6
–
1.7
6.9
1.5
–
0.4
APG
2.8
0.0
1.7
–
0.1
2.2
0.0
–
0.0
Other
2.7 A/TO
4-8 3FG
1.7 3FG/G
–
48.9% FG
1.8 SPG
7-14 FG
–
12 MIN
G 13 Tracy Abrams %
6-2
185
Sr.
10.7
3.5
3.2
77.2% FT
G 44 Alex Austin ^
6-4
185
Jr.
7.0
2.4
1.0
83% FT
% Abrams’ stats are from 2013-14. He is redshirting this season after suffering a torn ACL.
^ Austin’s stats are from Eastern Illinois in 2013-14. He is sitting out this season as a transfer.
Head Coach JOHN GROCE
Career Record:
141-92/.605 (7th year)
At Illinois:
56-36/.609 (3rd year)
Big Ten:18-26/.409
Series Notes vs. Penn State
Series Record:
Series Streak:
Record at Champaign:
Series Streak at Champaign:
Last Year’s Meetings: Groce vs. Penn State:
Illinois leads 27-13
Illinois W-3
Illinois leads 13-5
Illinois W-4
Illinois 75, Penn State 55 (Jan. 4, 2014 at Champaign)
Illinois 60, Penn State 55 (Feb. 9, 2014 at State College)
Box Scores Included on Page 4
3-0
Home Games in BOLD // All Times Listed are Central
[1] - Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational
[2] - Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational - Orleans Arena
[3] - ACC/Big Ten Challenge
[4] - Jimmy V Classic - Madison Square Garden; New York
[5] - United Center; Chicago
[6] - Bud Light Braggin’ Rights - Scottrade Center; St. Louis
[7] - United Center; Chicago
Opening Tips
• Following a bye, Illinois returns to State Farm Center for consecutive games beginning with Saturday’s contest
versus Penn State. The Illini also host Rutgers next Tuesday to wrap up a stretch of four out of five games at home.
Illinois athleticS communication
• Sophomores Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill have combined to average 33.0 points (198) over the last six
games while leading scorer Rayvonte Rice has been sidelined with a broken hand. Nunn is averaging 16.7
points (100) over that six-game stretch while Hill is averaging 16.3 points (98).
Address: 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign, IL 61820
Office: 217-333-1391
Basketball SID: Derrick Burson
Email:[email protected]
Office: 217-333-0933 // Cell: 217-766-7315
Twitter: @IlliniHoops
Website: www.fightingillini.com
• After averaging 58.3 points (233) over the first four Big Ten games without topping 65 points, the Illini offense
is averaging 70.8 points (283) over the last four conference games, exceeding the 70-point marker three times.
• Freshman Leron Black has led the Illini in rebounding in each of the last three games, averaging 10.3 boards
over that stretch (31).
• Sophomore Jaylon Tate has totaled 22 assists compared to just four turnovers over the last four games, good
for a 5.5 assist-to-turnover ratio.
No.Name
1
Jaylon Tate *
3
Ahmad Starks
10
Mike LaTulip **
11
Aaron Cosby
12
Leron Black
13
Tracy Abrams ***
14
Ryan Schmidt
21
Malcolm Hill *
22
Maverick Morgan *
24
Rayvonte Rice *
25
Kendrick Nunn *
31
Austin Colbert *
32
Nnanna Egwu ***
43
Michael Finke
44
Alex Austin
45
Cameron Liss
Pos.Ht.
G
6-3
G
5-9
G
6-1
G
6-3
F
6-7
G
6-2
G
6-0
G
6-6
C
6-10
G
6-4
G
6-3
F
6-9
F/C
6-11
F
6-10
G
6-4
F
6-6
2014-15 illinois numerical roster
Wt.
170
170
170
205
220
185
185
230
250
230
190
210
250
220
185
200
Yr.Hometown
So.
Chicago, Ill.
r-Sr.
Chicago, Ill.
Jr.
Arlington Heights, Ill.
r-Jr.
Louisville, Ky.
Fr.
Memphis, Tenn.
Sr.
Chicago, Ill.
Sr.
Bloomington, Ill.
So.
Fairview Heights, Ill.
So.
Springboro, Ohio
r-Sr.
Champaign, Ill.
So.
Chicago, Ill.
So.
Chesapeake, Va.
Sr.
Chicago, Ill.
Fr.
Champaign, Ill.
Jr.
Chicago, Ill.
Fr.
Northbrook, Ill.
Notable
Second on team in assists last season (64)
Oregon State’s all-time leader in career 3-pointers (185)
Preferred walk-on earned 2014 Academic All-Big Ten honors
39-percent career 3-point shooter at Seton Hall
Tennessee’s 2014 Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year
Redshirting after suffering a torn ACL during preseason skill workout
Four-year manager joined the team on Jan. 23.
Averaged 6.5 points over final 12 games last season as a starter
Appeared in all 35 games last season at back-up center
Team’s Most Outstanding Player averaged 15.9 points last yar
2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection
Appeared in 22 games last season
Defensive standout blocked 73 shots last year, second-most in UI history
Two-time Champaign News-Gazette All-Area Player of the Year
Sitting out this season after transferring from Eastern Illinois
Walk-on served as team captain at Glenbrook North High School
Players PronunciationCoaches Pronunciation
Head Coach: John Groce (3rd year at Illinois, 7th year overall)
Le-RON
John GROCE
GROSS
Assistant Coaches: Dustin Ford (3rd year), Paris Parham (3rd year), Jamall Walker (3rd year)LERON Black
Austin COLBERT COLE-burt
Paris PARHAM PAR-ham
Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Ryan Pedon (2nd year)
NNANNA EGWU
NAAH-nuh (like banana) EGG-woo
Director of Basketball Operations: Mark Morris (3rd year)
Michael FINKE
FEEN-kee
Graduate Managers: Walter Offutt (1st year), James Haring (1st year)
RAYVONTE Rice
Ray-VON-tay
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mike Basgier (3rd year)
AHMAD Starks
Uh-MAHD
Athletics Trainer: Paul Schmidt (3rd year with men’s basketball, 9th year at Illinois)
JAYLON Tate
JAY-len
Illini Items
• Illinois has held its opponent to less than 70 points in 12 of 13 wins this season, and 37 of its last 39 victories
dating back to Feb. 10, 2013 during Coach John Groce’s first season.
2014-15 big ten standings
(through Jan. 28)
Big Ten
Overall
1.Wisconsin
6-1
18-2
2.Maryland
6-2
18-3
3.Michigan
6-3
13-8
4. Ohio State
5-3
16-5
Indiana
5-3
15-6
Purdue
5-3
13-8
7.Iowa
4-3
13-7
Michigan State
4-3
13-7
9. Nebraska
4-412-8
10. ILLINOIS
3-513-8
11. Rutgers
2-610-11
Penn State
2-6
14-7
13.Minnesota
2-7
13-9
14.Northwestern
1-6
10-10
This Week in the Big Ten (all times ct)
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Michigan def Nebraska
58-44
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Penn State def. Minnesota
Purdue def. Indiana
63-58
83-67
Thursday, Jan. 29
Michigan State at Rutgers
Maryland at Ohio State
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
BTN
ESPN
Saturday, Jan. 31
Wisconsin at Iowa
Penn State at Illinois
Rutgers at Indiana
Nebraska at Minnesota
Purdue at Northwestern
11 a.m.
12 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
ESPN
BTN
BTN
BTN
ESPNU
Sunday, Feb. 1
Michigan at Michigan State
12 p.m.
CBS
• The Illini rank second in the nation in free throw percentage, shooting 79.6 percent as a team (1st-Ole Miss,
.799). The current UI single-season record for free throw shooting is 74.4 percent, set by the 1996-97 squad.
• Illinois has shot better than its season average at the free throw line in 13 games, including each of the last
six vs. Maryland (17-20, .850), at Nebraska (7-8, .875), at Northwestern (12-14, .857), vs. Indiana (10-12, .833
vs. Purdue (21-24, .875) and at Minnesota (14-16, .875). During this recent six-game stretch the Illini have
combined to make 86.2 percent from the line (81-94).
• In conference-only games, Illinois’ free throw shooting is at 83.9 percent, ranked first in the Big Ten.
• Illinois ranks fourth in the nation in turnover rate at 14.5 percent, trailing Wisconsin (.128), Notre Dame (.139)
and Cal Poly (14.0).
• Illinois ranks eighth in the nation in turnovers, averaging just 9.9 per game. The current Illini single-season
record for fewest turnovers is 10.3 per game, set by last year’s squad. The Illini have committed single-digit
turnovers in 12 games on the season.
• Illinois is 13-2 this season when outscoring the opponent in points off turnovers.
• Senior Nnanna Egwu broke the Illinois career shot-blocking record last Wednesday against Purdue. He equaled
the school mark with his third swat of the game and broke the record with his fourth rejection, turning away a
Vince Edwards dunk attempt with 3:20 left in the first half. Egwu has now recorded 181 blocked shots during
his Illini career. The previous UI record of 177 was set by Deon Thomas from the 1991 through 1994 seasons.
• Egwu is averaging 3.5 blocks and 3.0 steals over the last two games.
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• Sophomore Malcolm Hill has been the Illini’s leading scorer in four of the last six games, registering double
figures all six times and averaging 16.3 points (98).
• Hill has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games, averaging 15.1 points (151).
• Hill is shooting 54.5 percent from 3-point range over the last two games (6-11).
Ticket Information
Illinois men’s basketball tickets are still available. Single-game tickets range from $27-$47 and can be purchased online at fightingillini.com, by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-­1, in person in advance at the temporary Illinois
Ticket Office located in the Shoppes of Knollwood (2141 S. Neil St., Champaign), or in person on gameday at
the temporary ticket office located at the south end of State Farm Center’s northwest parking lot.
Tickets for the 2015 Big Ten Tournament – March 11-15 at the United Center in Chicago – are available
online at ticketmaster.com.
Illini Record Under john groce
2014-15
Plays at home
9-1
Plays on the road
1-5
Plays at neutral site
3-2
Plays at United Center
0-1
Big Ten record
3-5
Big Ten at home
2-1
Big Ten on the road
1-4
When Ranked (AP)
1-1
Plays a ranked (AP) opponent 1-3
Plays a Top-10 (AP) opponent
0-1
Wins the game before 7-6
Loses the game before
5-2
Leading at the half
9-3
Tied or trailing at the half
4-5
Shoots 45% or better
5-1
Shoots less than 45%
8-7
Opp. shoots less than 45%
11-3
Opp. shoots 45% or better
2-5
Shoots same or better than opp.
8-1
Shoots worse than opp.
5-7
Shoots same or more FT than opp. 11-3
Shoots fewer FT than opp.
2-5
Makes same or more FT than opp. 12-3
Makes fewer FT than opp.
1-5
Scores 70 or more points
9-3
Tied or leads in rebounding
10-2
Trails in rebounding
3-6
Scores same or more bench points 8-3
Scores fewer bench points
5-5
Has equal or fewer TOs than opp. 12-4
Has more TOs than opp.
1-4
Has 15+ assists
5-2
Has a 20+ point scorer
5-5
Total
28-11
12-18
13-7
3-2
18-26
10-11
8-15
8-8
8-19
3-9
34-21
18-15
39-9
16-27
22-3
33-33
46-15
9-21
35-3
20-33
40-7
15-29
40-8
15-28
32-7
34-11
22-25
32-11
23-25
45-21
10-15
11-2
23-14
2014-15 Total
Wears white uniforms
9-0 31-7
Wears orange uniforms
3-2 10-10
Wears blue uniforms
0-4 13-17
Wears gray uniforms
0-1
0-1
Wears throwback uniforms
1-1
1-1
Regular-season tournaments
4-0 12-0
NCAA Tournament
0-0
1-1
Big Ten Tournament
0-0
2-2
In November 6-0 21-0
In December
4-4 14-7
In January
3-4 6-16
In February
0-0
8-6
In March
0-0
7-7
Plays during the day
3-4 17-12
Plays at night (5 pm or after start) 10-4 39-24
Margin is 5 points or less
2-0 16-5
Margin is 6-10 points
4-6 12-18
Margin is 11-20 points
2-2 16-10
Margin is more than 20
5-0 12-3
Scores 59 points or less
0-2 5-16
Scores 60-69 points
4-3 18-13
Scores 70-79 points
3-3 17-7
Scores 80-89 points
3-0 12-0
Scores 90-99 points
1-0
2-0
Scores 100+ points
2-0
2-0
Overtime
0-12-1
On BTN
4-4 23-20
On ESPN
0-1
2-9
On ESPN2
1-3
9-6
On ESPNU
1-0
2-0
On TNT
0-0
1-1
On FS1
2-0
2-0
On CBS
0-0
0-0
• Hill has improved his scoring average by 9.6 points this season (14.0 ppg from 4.4 ppg), the largest increase
of any Big Ten player.
• Hill entered his sophomore year with a career-high of 11 points. He has surpassed or equaled that total in
16 games this season.
• Hill leads the Illini with 47 offensive rebounds, ranking fifth in the Big Ten with 2.3 offensive boards per game.
• Sophomore Kendrick Nunn has been the Illini’s leading scorer in three of the last four games, averaging
20.3 points (81) on 49.1 percent shooting from the field (27-55) and 53.6 percent from 3-point range (15-28).
• Nunn has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games, averaging 15.7 points (110).
• Nunn has increased his scoring average to 11.0 points (third on team) after averaging 6.2 points as a freshman.
• Nunn is currently shooting 45.2 percent from 3-point range (third in Big Ten) after shooting 38.8 percent
from behind the arc last season.
• Sophomore Jaylon Tate is averaging 8.7 points (26) and 6.7 assists (20) over the last three games.
• Tate had a career-high nine assists without at turnover Saturday at Minnesota, the best line by an Illini
point guard since Demetri McCamey tallied 10 assists with no turnovers at Western Michigan on Nov 27, 2010.
Top of the Class
Illinois has the highest-scoring sophomore class in the Big Ten, combining to average 33.8 points per game.
Sophomores Malcolm Hill (14.0 ppg) and Kendrick Nunn (11.0 ppg) are averaging double figures, ranking
second and third, respectively, on the team. Jaylon Tate (4.1 ppg) and Maverick Morgan (3.0 ppg) are regular
contributors, and Austin Colbert also chips in (1.7 ppg). Here is look at the scoring production of the Big Ten’s
sophomore classes this season:
1. ILLINOIS
33.8 ppg
6. Ohio State
11.3 ppg
11. Penn State 8.2 ppg
2. Michigan
24.7 ppg
7. Northwestern
10.3 ppg
T12. Maryland
4.1 ppg
3. Wisconsin 23.6 ppg
T8. Michigan State 8.7 ppg
T12. Nebraska
4.1 ppg
4. Indiana
21.8 ppg
T8. Iowa
8.7 ppg
14. Minnesota
3.6 ppg
5. Purdue
17.7 ppg
10. Rutgers
8.5 ppg
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Top 25 National Rankings
Associated Press Poll (Jan. 26)
Rk. School
RecordPoints Previous
1
Kentucky (64)
19-0 1,624
1
2
Virginia (1)
19-0 1,561
2
3 Gonzaga
20-11,476 3
4 Duke
17-21,402 5
5 Wisconsin
18-21,351 6
6 Arizona
18-21,300 7
7 Villanova
18-21,187 4
8
Notre Dame
19-2 1,139
8
9 Kansas
16-31,120 11
10 Louisville
16-31,027 10
11 Utah
16-3996 12
12
Wichita State
18-2 893
14
13
North Carolina
16-4 878
15
14 VCU
16-3734 16
15
Iowa State
14-4 719
9
16 Maryland
18-3715 13
17
West Virginia
16-3 558
18
18Northern Iowa18-2440 20
19 Texas
14-5431 17
20 Baylor
15-4407 21
21 Georgetown 14-5334 22 Indiana
15-5165 23
23
Miami 14-5 164
24 Oklahoma
12-790 19
25 Butler
15-670 -
USA Today Coaches Poll (Jan. 26)
Rk. School
Record PointsPrevious
1
Kentucky (32)
19-0 800
1
2 Virginia
19-0767 2
3 Gonzaga
20-1728 3
4 Duke
17-2682 6
5 Wisconsin
18-2681 5
6 Arizona
18-2634 7
7 Villanova
18-2600 4
8
Notre Dame
19-2 556
9
9 Louisville
16-3532 10
10 Utah
16-3481 11
11 Kansas
16-3476 14
12
Wichita State
18-2 449
13
13 Maryland
18-3414 8
14
North Carolina
16-4 403
15
15 VCU
16-3336 16
16
Iowa State
14-4 308
12
17
West Virginia
16-3 300
17
18Northern Iowa18-2231 19
19 Baylor
15-4216 21
20 Texas
14-5183 18
21 Indiana
15-575 23
22 Georgetown 14-572 23 Miami
14-559 24 Colorado State18-258 25 Arkansas
15-450 -
Illini Week-By-Week Rankings
Preseason
Nov. 17
Nov. 24
Dec. 1
Dec. 8
Dec. 15
Dec. 22
Dec. 29
Jan. 5
Jan. 12
AP Coaches
AP Coaches
RV
RV
Jan. 19 -
RV
RV
Jan. 26 -
RV
RV
Feb. 2
24
25
Feb. 9
RV
25
Feb. 16
-
RV
Feb. 23
-
RV
March 2
-
RV
March 9
-
-
March 16
-
-
Final
last Year’s
ILLINOIS-Penn State
BOX SCOREs
“Orange Out” Planned for Feb. 12
The Michigan game on Feb. 12 will be an “Orange Out,” encouraging all fans in attendance to wear orange
in support of the Fighting Illini. The game is already a sellout, as Illinois will equal the State Farm Center
basketball attendance record of 17,085. To commemorate the record crowd that will be on hand for the “Orange
Out,” Illinois has partnered with Blakeway Gigapixel to take an interactive, panoramic image of the setting
during the first media timeout of the first half. The resolution is so high that fans will be able to zoom in on
the image to find themselves or friends, tag themselves in the photo, and share via email, Facebook, Twitter
and Instagram.
illinois 75, Penn State 55
jan. 4, 2014 // state farm center, champaign, ill.
Penn State FG-A 3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A TO B S M
Jack*
3-81-31-2 4 4 8 1 0 1 115
Taylor*
1-60-22-2 8 1 4 0 2 1 024
Travis*
0-70-10-0 4 0 0 0 0 2 131
Newbill* 2-80-13-5 0 4 7 0 1 0 125
Frazier*
3-110-2 4-4 6 3 10 1 2 0 131
Johnson
6-114-6 2-2 1 5 18 1 0 0 027
Woodward 0-10-10-1 0 2 0 0 0 0 04
Roberts
0-30-33-4 1 1 3 0 1 1 017
Thorpe
1-10-01-2 3 3 3 0 1 0 09
Montminy 0-00-00-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01
Dickerson 1-10-00-0 3 3 2 0 3 2 115
Wisniewski 0-00-00-0 1 0 0 0 1 0 01
2
Totals 17-57 5-19 16-22 33 26 55 3 11 7 5 200
FG%
3PT%
FT%
1st: 8-28/.286
1st: 2-9/.222
1st: 8-11/.727
2nd: 9-29/.310
2nd: 3-10/.300
2nd: 8-11/.727
Game: .298
Game: .263
Game: .727
The “Orange Out” also is Dee Brown Bobblehead Night will include fireworks when the Fighting Illini take the
court prior to tip-off. The Illinois-Michigan game is set for 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 and will be televised
by either ESPN on ESPN2.
Last Time Out: Minnesota 79, Illinois 71 (Jan. 24)
A big second-half run by the hosts proved to be the difference as the Illini fell to the Gophers in Minneapolis.
Illinois led for much of the first 25 minutes, including a 41-38 advantage with 15 minutes remaining. But
that’s when the Gophers made their charge, outscoring the Illini 15-to-3 over the a seven-minute stretch to
grab a 56-44 lead with eight to go. That deficit proved too much for the Orange and Blue to overcome.
Illinois was on fire from 3-point range, hitting 11-of-24 for 45.8 percent accuracy. But as hot as they were from
beyond the arc, they couldn’t get anything to fall inside it. The Illini made just six of their first 28 two-point
attempts, and ended the day making just 12-for-37 on twos (32.4 percent).
Illinois
FG-A 3P-A FT-AREB PF PTS A TO B S M
Ekey*
3-63-62-2 8 4 11 0 1 0122
Egwu*
3-80-11-1 8 4 7 1 1 3230
Bertrand* 3-70-15-7 7 1 11 0 2 0132
Abrams*
3-132-3 4-4 6 1 12 5 0 0026
Rice*
3-72-37-9 7 1 15 2 4 0132
Tate
1-40-34-4 2 1 6 0 0 0115
LaTulip
0-10-10-0 0 1 0 0 0 00 3
Hill
2-30-14-4 2 18 1 0 0118
Morgan
0-00-00-0 1 1 0 0 0 00 6
Nunn
2-70-41-2 0 0 5 0 0 0112
Colbert
0-00-00-2 0 5 0 1 0 00 4
1 Totals 20-567-23 28-35 44 20 75 10 8 3 8 200
The UI sophomore class led the way against the Gophers. Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points
apiece to lead the Illini, while Jaylon Tate set career highs with 11 points and nine assists. Tate did not have
a turnover in 31 minutes, making his nine-assist day even more impressive. Maverick Morgan had his best
game in Big Ten play, meanwhile, recording seven points and four rebounds.
FG%
3PT%
FT%
2. Penn State shot just 29.8 percent (17-57), the lowest field goal percentage allowed by the Illini since Northwestern shot 25 percent on its home court in a 62-41 loss to the Illini on Feb. 17, 2013.
1st: 8-27/.296
1st: 4-13/.308
1st: 8-13/.615
2nd: 12-29/.414
2nd: 3-10/.300
2nd: 20-22/.909
Game: .357
Game: .304
Game: .800
3. PSU guards Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill entered the game as the highest scoring back court duo in the
country at 36.2 points per game, but managed only a combined 17 points on 5-of-19 shooting against the
Illini. Frazier had 10 and Newbill seven.
Score by Halves:
1st 2nd Game
Penn State 262955
Illinois 284775
A: 15,390
illinois 60, Penn State 55
Feb. 9, 2014 // jordan center, state college, pa.
Illinois
FG-A 3P-A FT-A REB PF PTS A
Egwu*
1-20-00-0 4 4 2 0
Abrams* 0-50-32-4 3 3 2 5
Hill*
4-90-23-4 3 211 1
Rice*
2-81-34-8 7 1 9 1
Nunn*
7-134-9 1-1 4 219 1
Tate
0-10-10-0 3 0 0 0
Bertrand 0-40-10-0 0 2 0 1
Morgan
2-20-00-0 4 04 0
Colbert
1-10-02-3 1 14 0
Ekey
2-42-33-3 3 0 9 1
1
Totals 19-49 7-22 15-23 33 1560 10
FG%
3PT%
FT%
1st: 10-28/.357
1st: 3-11/.273
1st: 8-10/.800
2nd: 9-21/.429
2nd: 4-11/.364
2nd: 7-13/.538
Penn State FG-A 3P-A FT-AREB PF PTS
Jack*
4-100-3 0-0 6 5 8
Taylor*
2-52-42-2 5 4 8
Travis*
1-40-00-0 8 3 2
Newbill*
7-121-3 4-5 6 119
Frazier*
4-121-4 2-3 0 3 11
Johnson
2-60-20-1 4 1 4
Woodward 1-41-20-0 3 1 3
Thorpe
0-00-00-0 0 0 0
Dickerson 0-20-00-0 0 20
2
Totals 21-555-18 8-11 34 20 55
FG%
3PT%
FT%
1st: 12-31/.387
1st: 3-11/.273
1st: 4-5/.800
TO
1
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
B
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
S M
019
129
023
132
131
011
013
010
011
221
6 4 5 200
Game: .388
Game: .318
Game: .652
A TO B S M
1 0 0015
1 1 1033
1 1 0030
3 0 0037
2 2 0137
0 2 0015
1 0 0119
0 0 00 4
0 0 0010
9 6 1 2 200
2nd: 9-24/.375
2nd: 2-7/.286
2nd: 4-6/.667
Looking Back at Last Year’s Penn State Games:
• Illinois 75, Penn State 55 (Jan. 4, 2014 at Champaign)
1. The Illini held the Nittany Lions to their lowest offensive output of the regular season with 55 points, nearly
25 points below their season average entering the game.
Game: .382
Game: .278
Game: .727
Score by Halves:
1st 2nd Game
Illinois 312960
Penn State
31 24 55A: 7,573
4 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
4. Illinois jumped out to a 9-0 lead and held Penn State scoreless for the opening 6:48 of the contest. The Illini
led wire-to-wire, but the Lions cut into the deficit in the second half, closing the gap to seven points. Illinois
then outscored PSU 25-to-12 over the final 8:30.
5. Rayvonte Rice led the Illini in scoring with 15 points.
6. Tracy Abrams stepped up in the second half, scoring all 12 of his points after the break, and also finished
with five assists and six rebounds.
7. Jon Ekey hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds.
• Illinois 60, Penn State 55 (Feb. 9, 2014 at State College)
1. Illinois snapped an eight-game losing streak with the victory.
2. Coach John Groce changed the starting lineup for the first time on the season, inserting Kendrick Nunn and
Malcolm Hill as starters.
3. Illinois trailed 52-49 before outscoring the Nittany Lions 11-to-3 in the final 9:44, holding PSU to just one
field goal over the closing stretch.
4. Leading by one, Abrams drove the lane with the shot clock winding down and found Nunn in the corner. Nunn
drained a baseline 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to put the Illini up by four.
5. Illinois again held Penn State to 55 points, matching the regular-season low the Lions scored against the
Illini on Jan. 4. The 55 points by Penn State on 38.2 percent shooting marked the lowest outputs against the
Illini defense since Northwestern totaled 49 points on 37.2 percent accuracy on Jan. 12, 2014.
6. Nunn erupted for a season-high 19 points, the most by an Illini freshman since Feb. 15, 2012, when Abrams
scored 22 versus Purdue.
7. Hill also finished in double figures, tying his season high with 11 points. Fellow newcomers Maverick
Morgan and Austin Colbert added four points apiece. In all, the Illini totaled 38 points against PSU. It marked
the highest point total by an Illini freshman class against a conference opponent since the quarterfinals of
the 2008 Big Ten Tournament, when UI rookies accounted for 40 points in an overtime victory over Purdue.
Current Illini vs. Penn State
Rayvonte Rice (2 G): 12.0 ppg (24), 7.0 rpg (14)
Highlights: Nine points and team-high seven rebounds last year in State College … Team-high 15 points
and seven boards last year in Champaign.
Kendrick Nunn (2 G): 12.0 ppg (24), 2.0 rpg (4)
Highlight: Game- and season-high 19 points in first career start last year in State College.
Malcolm Hill (2 G): 9.5 ppg (19), 2.5 rpg (5)
Highlights: Season-high 11 points in first career start last year in State College … Eight points last year
in Champaign.
Nnanna Egwu (4 G): 4.5 ppg (18), 3.5 rpg (14)
Highlights: Four blocked shots last year in State College … Seven points, game-high eight rebounds and
three blocks last year in Champaign … Seven points in 2013 n Champaign.
Tracy Abrams (4 G): 4.3 ppg (17), 3.5 rpg (14), 3.5 apg (14)
Highlights: Game-high five assists last year in State College … 12 points, six rebounds and five assists
without a turnover last year in Champaign.
Jaylon Tate (2 G): 3.0 ppg (6), 2.5 rpg (5)
Highlight: Six points last year in Champaign.
Maverick Morgan (2 G): 2.0 ppg (4), 2.5 rpg (5)
Highlight: Four points and four rebounds last year in State College.
Austin Colbert (2 G): 2.0 ppg (4), 0.5 rpg (1)
Highlight: Four points last year in State College.
Mike LaTulip (1 G): 0 pts, 0 reb
Hill Improving Rapidly
Malcolm Hill came on strong at the end of his freshman season, starting Illinois’ last 12 games and averaging
6.5 points as a starter. On the heels of that success and bolstered by an offseason of hard work in the gym and
the weight room, Hill is having a breakout sophomore campaign.
He currently ranks second on the Illini in scoring with an average of 14.0 points. He has scored in double
figures in 18 of 21 games, led by a career-high 28 points in the win over No. 11 Maryland on Jan. 7.
Hill has increased his scoring average by 9.6 points this year, the largest improvement in the Big Ten. Of the
five conference players who have raised their point production the most this season, three are sophomores:
Rk.
1.
2.
T3.
T3.
5.
Player
Malcolm Hill
Travis Trice
Zak Irvin
Marc Loving
Denzel Valentine
School
Illinois
Michigan State
Michigan
Ohio State
Michigan State
Yr.
So.
Sr.
So.
So.
Jr.
14-15 Avg.
14.0 ppg
14.3 ppg
13.6 ppg
11.3 ppg
14.2 ppg
13-14 Avg.
4.4 ppg
7.3 ppg
6.7 ppg
4.4 ppg
8.0 ppg
Increase
+9.6 ppg
+7.0 ppg
+6.9 ppg
+6.9 ppg
+6.2 ppg
Among sophomores from the six major conferences who are averaging at least 13.5 points this season, Hill’s
improvement ranks third:
Rk.
1.
2.
3.
Player
Josh Hawkinson
Terry Rozier
Malcolm Hill
School
Washington State
Louisville
Illinois
Yr.
So.
So.
So.
14-15 Avg.
15.1 ppg
18.1 ppg
14.0 ppg
13-14 Avg. Increase
1.2 ppg
+13.9 ppg
7.0 ppg
+11.1 ppg
4.4 ppg
+9.6 ppg
Manager Ryan Schmidt Joins Roster
Illinois has seen an unusual number of injuries to its backcourt this year. The latest player taken out of the
lineup is junior Aaron Cosby, who suffered a retinal tear in his left eye against Indiana and underwent a laser
procedure on Jan. 19.
Coach John Groce has repeated the “Next Man Up” mantra following each injury, and has now looked to a
manager to share that philosophy. Ryan Schmidt, who had been in his fourth year serving the Illinois program
as an on-court manager, officially joined the roster on Jan. 23. He is practicing with the team and dressed for
the most recent Illini game at Minnesota.
Schmidt is a senior guard from Bloomington, Ill. who played varsity basketball at Central Catholic High School,
where he was named team MVP as a senior in 2011. Schmidt is majoring in accounting.
Replacing Rayvonte
The Illini knew entering the season that they would be without their second-leading returning scorer in senior
point guard Tracy Abrams, who is sidelined for the year with a torn ACL. Now Illinois is also without the services of leading scorer and rebounder Rayvonte Rice, who fractured a bone in his left hand during practice
Jan. 5 and underwent surgery Jan. 7. It will take a total team effort to replace the production of Rice, who was
enjoying an outstanding senior campaign prior to his injury:
5 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Illinois Career Totals
2014-15
Double-Digit Scoring Games
Rayvonte Rice
14
Tracy Abrams
0
Nnanna Egwu
6
Malcolm Hill
18
Kendrick Nunn
11
Aaron Cosby
6
Ahmad Starks
6
Leron Black
3
Jaylon Tate
2
Career
45
45
23
23
18
6
6
3
3
20+ Point Games
Rayvonte Rice
Tracy Abrams
Malcolm Hill
Kendrick Nunn
6
0
2
2
16
5
2
2
10+ Rebound Games
Nnanna Egwu
Rayvonte Rice
Leron Black
1
1
1
9
4
1
Double-Doubles
Rayvonte Rice
Nnanna Egwu
Leron Black
2
0
1
3
3
1
5+ 3-Point FG Games
Kendrick Nunn
Aaron Cosby
Rayvonte Rice
1
1
1
2
1
1
3+ Block Games
Nnanna Egwu
6
27
3+ Steal Games
Tracy Abrams
Rayvonte Rice
Nnanna Egwu
Kendrick Nunn
Malcolm Hill
Ahmad Starks
Jaylon Tate
0
3
2
3
1
1
0
12
11
6
5
1
1
1
Starts
Nnanna Egwu
Tracy Abrams
Rayvonte Rice
Malcolm Hill
Kendrick Nunn
Ahmad Starks
Aaron Cosby
Jaylon Tate
Leron Black
21
0
15
21
12
15
13
6
2
94
86
50
33
24
15
13
6
2
Leads Team in Scoring
Rayvonte Rice
Tracy Abrams
Malcolm Hill
Kendrick Nunn
Leron Black
Aaron Cosby
Ahmad Starks
9
0
8
8
1
1
1
29
15
8
8
1
1
1
Leads Team in Rebounding
Nnanna Egwu
Rayvonte Rice
Tracy Abrams
Malcolm Hill
Leron Black
Aaron Cosby
Kendrick Nunn
6
6
0
7
4
2
0
33
18
10
8
4
2
1
Illinois in the Big Ten Rankings
(All games – through JAN. 28)
Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Free Throw Percentage
Field Goal Percentage
Field Goal Percentage Defense
3-Pt FG Percentage
3-Pt FG Percentage Defense
Rebounding Offense
Rebounding Defense
Rebounding Margin
Blocked Shots
Assists
Steals
Turnover Margin
Assist/Turnover Ratio
Offensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebound Percentage
Offensive Rebound Percentage
3-Point Field Goals
6th
10th
6th
1st
10th
9th
6th
9th
8th
10th
10th
10th
8th
6th
3rd
4th
9th
6th
4th
12th
3rd
73.5 ppg
64.5 ppg
+9.0 ppg
.796
.429
.410
.367
.334
35.3 rpg
34.8 rpg
+0.5 rpg
3.6 bpg
13.2 apg
6.1 spg
+3.6
1.3
10.2 rpg
25.1 rpg
.722
.288
7.9 avg.
Illini Players IN THE Big Ten Rankings
(All games – through JAN. 28)
Scoring
16. Malcolm Hill
30. Kendrick Nunn
Rebounding
19. Malcolm Hill
20. Nnanna Egwu
Field Goal Percentage
N/A
Assists
12. Jaylon Tate
Free Throw Percentage
7. Jaylon Tate
15. Malcolm Hill
Steals
15. Kendrick Nunn
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
3. Kendrick Nunn
9. Malcolm Hill
3-Point Field Goals
12. Kendrick Nunn
Blocked Shots
3. Nnanna Egwu
Assist/Turnover Ratio
4. Jaylon Tate
Offensive Rebounds
5. Malcolm Hill
Defensive Rebounds
N/A
Minutes
N/A
14.0 ppg
11.0 ppg
(46-54)
(68-89)
1.2 spg
(38-84)
(24-58)
1.8 avg
1.9 bpg
2.7
• Rice has improved his shooting at every level this season. He is currently shooting 51.5 percent from the
field, ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 48.3 percent, and stands 13th in the league in free
throw shooting at 80.3 percent. Rice entered his senior year as a 42.4 percent career shooter, including 28
percent from behind the arc and 71.2 percent at the line.
• Rice has scored in double figures in 14 of 15 games this year, with six 20-point outings. He has registered
double figures in 45 of 50 games during his two-year Illini career with 16, 20-point games.
• When combining his totals from Drake with Illinois, Rice is just four points away from reaching 1,800 for
his collegiate career, ranking 11th nationally on the Div. I active scoring list (ranked fifth when sidelined):
1. Tyler Haws, BYU
2,437
2. Antoine Mason, Auburn
2,131
3. Chasson Randle, Stanford
2,055
4. D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s 1,982
5. Marcus Thornton, William & Mary 1,905
6. Johnny Dee, San Diego
1,887
7. Keifer Sykes, Green Bay
8. Chavaughn Lewis, Marist
9. D.J. Newbill, Penn State
10. Ladontae Henton, Providence
11. Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
1,886
1,859
1,853
1,814
1,796
Game 20 Notes: Illinois 66, Purdue 57 (Jan. 21)
1. Trailing 49-48 with 6:46 remaining, Illinois rolled off eight straight to take a 56-49 advantage and never
relinquished the lead. The Illini made their final nine free throws to close out the contest over the final 4:40.
2. Illinois grabbed a 32-30 halftime lead thanks to an 8-0 run over the final 1:16 of the first half. Steals by
Kendrick Nunn and Maverick Morgan led to fastbreak run-outs by Malcolm Hill and Leron Black. Hill drained
a three to end the half, giving the Orange and Blue their first lead since jumping ahead 4-2 to begin the game.
3. The Illini continued their impressive free throw shooting, drilling 21-of-24 (87.5 percent) from the line.
4. Illinois entered the game ranked last in the Big Ten in conference play in offensive rebound percentage, but
grabbed a season-high 16 offensive rebounds against Purdue.
6. Nnanna Egwu broke Deon Thomas’ career blocked shots school record and became Illinois’ all-time leader
with 179 career blocks, rejecting five shots to tie his career high for the fifth time. He also added 11 points,
seven rebounds and three steals, which tied his career high.
3.4 apg
.452
.414
• Rice is effective in all areas. Prior to appearing in less than 75 percent of Illinois’ games, he was the only Big
Ten player ranked in the top 10 in scoring (fourth, 17.2 ppg), rebounding (sixth, 6.9 rpg) and steals (fifth, 1.8 spg).
5. The Illini out-rebounded Purdue for the game by a 43-to-35 margin. It marked the first time in conference
play this year that the Boilers had been beaten on the boards.
5.4 rpg
5.4 rpg
.852
.764
• Rice had an offensive rating of 126.2 on the season when he was sidelined, which ranked eighth nationally
and first in the Big Ten among players with at least 24 percent of possessions used (KenPom).
(71-26)
2.2 rpg
7. Leron Black recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, marking
the most by an Illini since Egwu grabbed 14 boards against Ohio State last season (Feb. 15, 2014). Black also
finished 6-of-9 from the field and had two steals in his first career start.
8. Malcolm Hill delivered a solid performance with a game-high 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.
9. Kendrick Nunn nabbed a career-high seven rebounds and equaled his career high with five free throws
while finishing with 14 points.
Game 19 Review: Indiana 80, Illinois 74 (Jan. 18)
The largest basketball crowd in State Farm Center history saw an entertaining game featuring a number of runs
by both teams. But unfortunately the visiting Indiana Hoosiers made the final charge, earning its first win in
Champaign in seven years in front of a school-record attendance of 17,085.
The Illini came out firing, with Kendrick Nunn burying a trio of 3-pointers for the game’s first nine points. The
Illini grabbed an early double-digit lead at 14-3, but the Hoosiers quickly answered with a 14-2 run to take their
first lead. Indiana later went on a 12-0 spurt to take an 11-point lead of its own. It was erased immediately,
however, by an 11-0 Illini spurt.
The Hoosiers led by four at half and opened up a 50-40 lead with 16 minutes remaining. The Illini then went on
an impressive 21-2 run over the next six minutes to bring the crowd to its feet and put the Illini ahead 61-52.
Indiana then slowly chipped away at the deficit, and with the Illini leading 72-67, the Hoosiers outscored the
Illini 13-2 over the final three minutes to earn the win.
Kendrick Nunn scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Illini. He nailed 9-of-13 shots and set a career-high
with six 3-pointers in 10 attempts. Ahmad Starks poured in a season-high 19 points, draining 5-of-8 from
3-point range with four free throws to go along with a season-best six assists. Malcolm Hill tallied 12 points,
freshman Leron Black had his best game as an Illini with eight points and career-high nine rebounds, and
Jaylon Tate added nine points and five assists.
6 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Mannie Jackson Earns NCAA’s Theodore Roosevelt Award
Former Fighting Illini great Mannie Jackson has earned the highest honor bestowed by the NCAA, the 2015 Theodore Roosevelt Award. It is given annually to an individual who best exemplifies the ideals of college sports.
Jackson was a pioneer at Illinois, becoming one of the first two African American letterwinners and starters in
program history. He starred from 1958-60, finishing his career ranked fifth on the UI career scoring list. His
number 30 hangs from the rafters of State Farm Center as part of the Illini Basketball Honored Jerseys program.
After playing professionally with the Harlem Globetrotters, Jackson began a long and distinguished business
career first at General Motors, then at Honeywell, Inc., where he quickly became one of the company’s top
executives. In 1993, Jackson purchased the Globetrotters and revived the legendary team’s status as one of
America’s favorite teams. In addition to his decades of success in the business world, Jackson is a dedicated
philanthropist who has made countless financial and time commitments to helping others, including the
creation of the Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program on the UI campus.
Jackson officially received the Theodore Roosevelt Award on Jan. 16 at the NCAA Convention in Washington D.C.
Game 18 Review: Illinois 72, Northwestern 67 (Jan. 14)
Illinois earned its first road win of the season, defeating Northwestern in Evanston. After suffering a cold
shooting night in their previous game at Nebraska, the Illini came out hot from the start at Welsh-Ryan Arena,
draining seven of their first 12 three-point attempts in building an early 28-19 lead.
The Illini led by four at halftime and extended it to as many as 10 in the second half, leading 60-50 with six
minutes remaining. The Wildcats continued to close the gap, but Illinois got the job done at the free throw line,
making 10 of 11 in the final four minutes to claim the road win.
Turnovers were a major story line, as the Illini committed just three turnovers, tying a school record. Northwestern, meanwhile, had 11. The Illini capitalized by outscoring the Wildcats 14-to-0 in points off turnovers.
Kendrick Nunn led all scorers with a career-high 25 points. Nunn made 8-of-13 shots, and equaled his season
high with four 3-pointers in eight attempts. He also made 5-of-5 free throws, including four in the final seconds
to seal the win. Aaron Cosby poured in a season-high 19 points, hitting 7-of-15 shots and also draining four
treys on seven attempts.
Game 17 Review: Nebraska 53 Illinois 43 (Jan. 11)
A rough shooting night spoiled a solid defensive performance as the Illini fell to Nebraska in Lincoln. The Illini
trailed the majority of the night but had their chances. Down 42-36, the Orange and Blue had three straight
2014-15 Fighting Illini Starting Line-Ups
Game
G GG/F
G/F
F/C
Record*
Georgia Southern
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
1-0
Coppin State
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
2-0
Austin Peay
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
3-0
Brown
Starks CosbyRice
Hill Egwu4-0
vs. Indiana State
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
5-0
vs. Baylor
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
6-0
at Miami
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
6-1
American
Starks CosbyRice
Hill Egwu7-1
vs. Villanova
Starks
Cosby
Rice
Hill
Egwu
7-2
vs. Oregon
Starks
Nunn
Rice
Hill
Egwu
0-1
Hampton
Starks Nunn Rice
Hill Egwu1-1
vs. Missouri Starks
Nunn
Rice
Hill
Egwu
2-1
Kennesaw State
Starks
Nunn
Rice
Hill
Egwu
3-1
at Michigan
Starks
Nunn
Rice
Hill
Egwu
3-2
at Ohio State
Starks
Nunn
Rice
Hill
Egwu
3-3
Maryland
Tate Nunn
CosbyHillEgwu
1-0
at Nebraska Tate Nunn
CosbyHillEgwu
1-1
at Northwestern
Tate Nunn
CosbyHillEgwu
2-1
Indiana
Tate Nunn
CosbyHillEgwu
2-2
Purdue
Tate
Nunn Black Hill Egwu1-0
at Minnesota
Tate
Nunn
Black
Hill
Egwu
1-1
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
* - Running total of Illinois’ overall record when this line-up is starting
7 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Illinois in the Big Ten Rankings
(BIG Ten games – through JAN. 28)
Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Free Throw Percentage
Field Goal Percentage
Field Goal Percentage Defense
3-Pt FG Percentage
3-Pt FG Percentage Defense
Rebounding Offense
Rebounding Defense
Rebounding Margin
Blocked Shots
Assists
Steals
Turnover Margin
Assist/Turnover Ratio
Offensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebound Percentage
Offensive Rebound Percentage
3-Point Field Goals
10th
9th
12th
1st
14th
10th
6th
13th
10th
12th
12th
6th
7th
6th
7th
5th
11th
9th
4th
13th
3rd
64.5 ppg
67.9 ppg
-3.4 ppg
.839
.388
.448
.352
.379
31.4 rpg
34.4 rpg
-3.0 rpg
3.6 bpg
11.8 apg
5.9 spg
+1.1
1.2
8.8 rpg
22.6 rpg
.730
.252
7.8 avg.
Illini Players IN THE Big Ten Rankings
(BIG Ten games – through JAN. 28)
Scoring
8. Malcolm Hill
13. Kendrick Nunn
Rebounding
17. Leron Black
18. Nnanna Egwu
Field Goal Percentage
N/A
Assists
5. Jaylon Tate
Free Throw Percentage
1. Jaylon Tate
7. Malcolm Hill
12. Kendrick Nunn
Steals
N/A
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
6. Kendrick Nunn
9. malcolm Hill
3-Point Field Goals
3. Kendrick Nunn
12. Malcolm Hill
Blocked Shots
2. Nnanna Egwu
Assist/Turnover Ratio
2. Jaylon Tate
Offensive Rebounds
12. Leron Black
12. Malcolm Hill
Defensive Rebounds
N/A
Minutes
8. Malcolm Hill
15.6 ppg
14.1 ppg
5.5 rpg
5.4 rpg
3.9 apg
.960
.848
.800
(24-25)
(28-33)
(16-20)
.467
.417
(21-45)
(15-36)
2.6 avg.
1.9 avg.
2.0 bpg
3.4
(31-9)
1.9 avg.
1.9 avg.
35.4 mpg
Current Illinois Streaks
All Games
At State Farm Center
On the Road
At Neutral Sites
Big Ten
Big Ten (Home)
Big Ten (Road)
vs. Ranked Opponents
vs. Ranked Opponents (Home)
vs. Ranked Opponents (Road)
vs. Ranked Opponents (Neutral)
vs. Ranked Big Ten Opponents
vs. Ranked Big Ten Opponents (Home)
vs. Ranked Big Ten Opponents (Road)
Non-Conference (Home)
Non-Conference (Road)
Non-Conference (Neutral)
Making a 3-Pointer
Since Opponent Scored 100 Points
1L
1W
1L
1W
1L
1W
1L
1W
1W
2L
2L
1W
1W
1L
36 W
2L
1W
220 G
703 G
Keeping Up With The Opponents
Opponent
W-L Rank RPIPomSag
Georgia Southern 13-4
118 138 138
Coppin State
3-17
315 308 334
Austin Peay
7-14
309 304 308
Brown
9-10 236266 261
Indiana State
10-11
175 182 189
Baylor
15-520/1923 17 21
Miami
14-623/2349 62 34
American
11-10 131215 195
Villanova
18-27/7 67 8
Oregon
14-7 7580 76
Hampton
8-12 320314 305
Missouri
7-12 160159 165
Kennesaw State 6-15
318 331 329
Michigan
13-8 6478 73
Ohio State
16-5
43 25 16
Maryland
18-316/1313 30 22
Nebraska
12-8 98104 89
Northwestern 10-10 137122 116
Indiana
15-622/2139 50 37
Purdue
13-8 8563 43
Minnesota
13-9 9756 55
Penn State
14-7
90 95 95
Rutgers
10-11 104166 153
Michigan State 13-7
42 29 24
Wisconsin
18-25/5 8 6 4
Iowa
13-7
52 45
36
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ILLINOIS
13-8 6770 53
* Records through games of 1/28
* Rank - AP/Coaches Polls as of 1/26
* RPI - Official NCAA RPI through games of 1/28
* Pom - Pomeroy Ratings through games of 1/28
* Sag - Sagarin Ratings through games of 1/28
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chances to try and narrow the deficit but missed jumpers on each possession. Nebraska finally ended the
three-minute scoreless drought with a bucket late in the shot clock. That pushed the lead to eight points and
the Huskers extended it to double figures in the game’s closing minutes.
Illinois managed just 27.3 percent shooting from the field (15-55), its lowest field goal percentage under
Groce. That negated the Illini holding Nebraska to 53 points, the Huskers’ second-lowest point total of the
year. Nebraska scored just 25 after intermission, the fewest second-half points by a UI opponent on the season.
Sophomores Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn led the Illini with 12 points apiece. Aaron Cosby added seven
points and seven rebounds while Nnanna Egwu grabbed a season-high 10 boards.
Game 16 Review: Illinois 64, No. 11 Maryland 57 (Jan. 7)
The Illini remained undefeated at home on the season, improving to 8-0 at State Farm Center with a victory
over 11th-ranked Maryland.
Playing their first game without leading scorer and rebounder Rayvonte Rice, the Illini focused on defense.
After allowing a combined 48.6 percent shooting through its first two Big Ten games, Illinois’ defense stepped
up, holding the Terrapins to just 36.5 percent from the field. Maryland’s 57 points were a season low, the first
time this season the Terps were held below 60 points.
The Illini trailed by two at intermission, but opened the second half with a dominating 20-3 run to grab a
46-31 lead with 12 minutes remaining. Malcolm Hill came out of the locker room and hit his first four shots,
accounting for 12 of Illinois’ first 15 points after the break.
Illinois held Maryland scoreless for 5:47 during the run and allowed the Terps just two field goals over the first
12 minutes of the second half. The visitors came alive from 3-point land down the stretch to tighten the game,
but the Illini made 8-of-8 at the foul line to in the final minute to seal the win.
Hill led all scorers with a career-high 28 points and made a career-best four treys. Hill shot 9-of-18 on the
night, including 7-of-11 in the second half when he accounted for 18 of his 28 points. Nnanna Egwu had an
outstanding all-around game, reaching double figures for the first time in five games with 11 points, equaling his season high with nine rebounds, and blocking four shots. Jaylon Tate earned his first career start and
responding by tying his career high with 10 points and dishing out four assists in a career-best 31 minutes.
Game 15 Review: No. 20 Ohio State 77, Illinois 61 (Jan. 3)
The Illini played a great first half of basketball but it was the host Buckeyes who took over in the second half
as the Illini fell in Columbus.
Illinois started out hot, hitting eight of its first 14 three-point shots and building an 8-point lead at 34-26. The
Buckeyes closed the half on a 10-3 run over the last four minutes, giving the Illini a one-point advantage at
intermission. The Illini led by three early in the second half when the Buckeyes went on another 4-minute spree,
this one the pivotal run of the game. Ohio State scored 15 unanswered to turn a 44-41 deficit into a 56-44 lead
from which the Illini could not recover.
Illinois – which had been doing a fantastic job taking care of the ball so far on the season – had an uncharacteristic 20 turnovers, 13 coming in the second half. That allowed by the Buckeyes to get out in transition and
they converted, scoring 26 points off UI miscues.
Rayvonte Rice had another standout game, scoring 20 points on 7-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
Rice also had seven rebounds and four assists. Kendrick Nunn joined Rice in double figures, totaling 10 points.
Illini at state farm center
Illinois’ Record at State Farm Center
All-Time:
573-156 (.786)
1963-69
49-13 (.790)
1970-79
76-46 (.623)
1980-89
135-22 (.860)
1990-99
114-35 (.765)
2000-09
128-18 (.877)
2010-
71-22 (.763)
Illinois and the Century Mark
Illinois has scored 100 points or more 79 times in
school history. Below is a breakdown of Illinois’ record
in games where it hits the 100 mark.
All-Time Record:
The Last Time:
Most Points:
Longest Winning Streak: 33 games (1/17/04-1/28/06) Both Teams:
Current Winning Streak: 1 game (1/21/15-)
Current Big Ten Winning Streak: 1 game
At State Farm Center:
(1/21/15-)
The Last Time:
Current Non-Conference Winning Streak:
Most Points:
36 games (11/8/10-)
Current Regular Season Non-Conference Winning All-Time at Home:
Streak: 47 games (12/8/08-)
75-4
Nov. 21, 2014
vs. Austin Peay (107-66)
127, Dec. 22, 1988
vs. Louisiana State (127-100)
Missouri 108, Illinois 107
Dec. 22, 1993
48-0
Nov. 21, 2014
vs. Austin Peay (107-66)
126, March 10, 1982
vs. Long Island (126-78)
62-0
Game 14 Review: Michigan 73, Illinois 65, OT (Dec. 30)
The Illini looked to be on their way to a fourth-straight Big Ten road win, but hot 3-point shooting by Michigan
allowed the hosts to come back and protect its homecourt with an overtime victory.
Illinois led for the majority of the game, building an advantage that reached as many as 13 points – 48-35
– with 11 minutes remaining. The Wolverines, who had made just two of their first 15 attempts from 3-point
range, then caught fire, draining five straight treys and six of nine to pull back to even. Illinois had its chances
at the end, taking a 1-point lead on a pair of free throws by Malcolm Hill with 48 seconds remaining. Ricky
Doyle made one of two at the line with 30 seconds to go to tie it and set up the final play of regulation. Rayvonte Rice drew two defenders after a screen, missing an 18-footer at the buzzer to set up overtime.
Hill made a jumper on the Illini’s first possession in OT, but Michigan then rattled off 13 unanswered points
to pull away. The Wolverines ended up making 10 three-pointers on the afternoon, equaling the most allowed
by the Illini on the year. That proved to be too much to overcome, as Illinois lost for the first time this season
when outshooting its opponent from the field.
Malcolm Hill led the Illini with 19 points, shooting 7-of-12 and scoring 15 of his points after intermission. He
was the lone Illini in double figures, as Rayvonte Rice and Nnanna Egwu added eight points each.
Rice Added as Team Captain
Following non-conference play, senior Rayvonte Rice was named a team captain for the remainder of the
season. Rice was selected to the leadership position by Coach John Groce along with his fellow captains
Nnanna Egwu, Ahmad Starks and Tracy Abrams.
Game 13 Notes: Illinois 93, Kennesaw State 45 (Dec. 27)
1. Illinois won its 36th straight non-conference game at State Farm Center and extended its homecourt winning streak in regular-season non-conference games to 47 in a row.
2. UI led wire-to-wire for the third time this season, following Indiana State (Nov. 27) and Hampton (Dec. 17).
3. The Illini blew the game open with a 25-0 scoring run over a span of 6:21 in the first half, turning a 24-15
lead into a 49-15 advantage. Illinois went on to lead 54-18 at the break, the 36-point margin surpassing the
UI’s 35-point halftime lead against Coppin State as its largest of the season.
4. Illinois held Kennesaw State to just 24.6 percent shooting, the lowest field goal percentage by an Illini opponent in Coach Groce’s tenure and lowest since Michigan State shot 24.1 percent vs. the UI on Jan. 31, 2012.
5. Kennesaw State’s 45 points were the fewest permitted by the UI since allowing 41 at Northwestern on Feb. 17, 2013.
6. The Illini shot 55.4 percent, their highest percentage since shooting 59.7 percent against Austin Peay (Nov. 21).
7. Illinois turned 16 Kennesaw State turnovers into 23 points, its highest total since converting 19 turnovers
by American into 26 points (Dec. 7). For the game, the Illini had a 23-6 edge in points off turnovers.
8. Rayvonte Rice hit all seven of his field goal attempts, including two three-pointers, and made 5-of-6 from the
line to finish with a game-high 21 points. His offensive rating of 184 for the game was the highest of his Illini career.
9. Malcolm Hill went for 16 points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing his first career double-double. Hill’s
nine rebounds matched his career high set against Coppin State (Nov. 16).
10. Aaron Cosby finished with 13 points, his first game in double figures since Indiana State (Nov. 27).
Rice Dominant In Non-Conference Play
Rayvonte Rice averaged 17.7 points entering Big Ten play, continuing to excel against non-conference competition. Last season Rice averaged 18.7 points in 15 games against non-league opponents. He has scored
double figures in every non-league game of his Illinois career, boasting an average of 18.1 points (510) on
51.3 percent shooting (180-351) over 28 non-conference games as an Illini.
Home Sweet Home
After finishing 7-0 during the non-conference portion of its home schedule, Illinois will carry a 36-game
homecourt winning streak into the 2015-16 season. The Illini last lost at State Farm Center to a non-league
foe on March 24, 2010, against Dayton in the NIT Quarterfinal. The UI active streak ranks third nationally:
Rk.
1.
2.
3.
School
W-Streak Next Home Game
Duke
116
Nov. 2015
Minnesota
43
Nov. 2015
ILLINOIS
36Dec. 2015
Rk.
T4.
T4
T4.
School
W-Streak Next Home Game
Pittsburgh
30
Feb. 2, 2015
Iowa State
30
Nov. 2015
Wichita State
30
Nov. 2015
Illinois’ winning streak in regular season non-conference home games, meanwhile, now stands at 47 in a row
heading into 2015-16. The Illini have gone undefeated at State Farm Center in regular season non-conference
games each of the last six seasons, with the last loss to Clemson on Dec. 2, 2008.
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the last time
AN ILLINOIS PLAYER HAD
40+ points
Brandon Paul (43)
vs. Ohio State, 1/10/12
35-39 points
Brandon Paul (35)
at Gonzana, 12/8/12
30-34 points
D.J. Richardson (30)
at Nebraska, 1/22/13
25-29 points
Kendrick Nunn (25)
at Northwestern, 1/14/15
20-24 points
Kendrick Nunn (24)
vs. Indiana, 1/18/15
2, 20+ pt. scorers Richardson (23) & B. Paul (21)
vs. Indiana, 2/7/13
20+ rebounds
Nick Weatherspoon (22)
vs. DePauw, 12/2/72
15-19 rebounds
Jon Ekey (15)
vs. Valparaiso, 11/13/13
10-14 rebounds
Leron Black (13)
vs. Purdue, 1/21/15
15+ assists
Demetri McCamey (16)
at Purdue, 2/20/10
10-14 assists
Demetri McCamey (11)
vs. Michigan State, 1/18/11
6+ 3-pointers
Kendrick Nunn (6)
vs. Indiana, 1/18/15
7+ steals
Kendall Gill (7) vs. Iowa, 3/4/90
6 steals
Luther Head vs. Iowa, 1/20/05
5+ blocks
Nnanna Egwu (5)
vs. Purdue, 1/21/15
Triple-Double
Sergio McClain (10p, 11r, 11a) vs. Michigan, 1/13/01
AN ILLINOIS TEAM HAD
100+ points
107 vs. Austin Peay, 11/21/14
under 50 points
43 at Nebraska, 1/11/15
50+ rebounds
50 vs. Coppin State, 11/16/14
20+ off. reb.
25 at Wisconsin, 1/8/14
L, (65-73) at Michigan, 12/30/14
overtime
AN OPPONENT PLAYER HAD
40+ points
Glenn Robinson (49)
Purdue, 3/13/94
35-39 points
Daniel Horton (39)
Michigan, 2/21/06
30-34 points
Shavon Shields (33)
Nebraska, 2/12/14
25-29 points
Andre Hollins (28)
Minnesota, 1/24/15
20-24 points
D’Angelo Russell (22)
Ohio State, 1/3/15
2, 20+ pt. scorers T. Williams (21) & J. Blackmon (20)
Indiana, 1/18/15
20+ rebounds
Joe Franklin (23)
Wisconsin, 12/19/66
15-19 rebounds
Rico Gathers (15)
Baylor, 11/28/14
10-14 rebounds
Maurice Walker (13)
Minnesota, 1/24/15
15+ assists
never, Quinn Buckner (14)
Indiana, 2/18/74
10-14 assists
Maurice Watson, Jr. (12)
Boston University, 3/19/14
7+ steals
Jamon Gordon (7)
Virginia Tech, 3/16/07
5+ blocks
Matt Costello (6)
Michigan State, 1/18/14
AN OPPONENT TEAM HAD
100+ points
108, Missouri, 12/22/93
under 50 points
45, Kennesaw State, 12/27/14
under 40 points
38, Penn State, 2/18/09
50+ rebounds
58, Missouri, 12/22/12
20+ off. reb.
22, Missouri, 12/22/12
Game 12 Review: Illinois 62, Missouri 59 (Dec. 20)
Illinois won the coveted Braggin’ Rights trophy for the second straight year, defeating Missouri thanks to Rayvonte Rice’s step back, fade away 3-pointer as time expired, the first buzzer beater in the 34-year history of the
annual rivalry game played in St. Louis.
This year’s match-up was as tightly contested as any in the series, featuring 10 ties, eight lead changes and the
margin never extending beyond two possessions. Rice came up big during crunch time, scoring 11 of Illinois’ last
17 points over the final nine minutes while also assisting on another basket during that stretch.
The game was knotted at 55-all with less than four minutes remaining. Missouri went ahead on a layup by
Jakeenan Gant, but Malcolm Hill hit a pair of free throws to tie it at 57. The Illini then took the lead on a Nnanna
Egwu dunk off a feed from Rice with 1:53 left. Mizzou evened the score at 59 on Wes Clark’s jumper with 18
seconds remaining. That set up the game’s final possession, with Rice burying the dagger three from the top of
the key at the buzzer as the Illini bench stormed onto the court, piling on top of him in wild celebration.
Rice led the Illini with a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds. Ahmad Starks added 13 points, reaching
double figures for the first time in nine games and marking his second-highest point total of the season. Hill
also finished in double digits with 10. Aaron Cosby, meanwhile, matched Rice with seven boards.
Buzzer Beaters Becoming the Norm Under Groce
Rayvonte Rice’s 3-pointer to down Missouri marked the fourth buzzer beater of Groce’s Illini tenure, joining the
following clock-expiring game winners: D.J. Richardson’s 3-pointer at Hawaii (Nov. 16, 2012), Tyler Griffey’s
layup against No. 1-ranked Indiana (Feb. 7, 2013) and Brandon Paul’s jumper versus Minnesota in the Big Ten
Tournament (March 14, 2013).
Illinois went the previous 12 seasons prior to Groce’s arrival with just one buzzer beater, a runner by Demetri
McCamey to beat Indiana on Jan. 30, 2010.
In addition to the four buzzer beaters, the Illini also made two game winners under Groce in the final seconds:
Griffey’s 3-pointer versus Gardner-Webb (Nov. 25, 2012) and Jon Ekey’s 3-pointer at Iowa (March 8, 2014).
Game 11 Notes: Illinois 73, Hampton 55 (Dec. 17)
1. The first half featured several runs, beginning with a 7-0 spurt by the Illini to start the game. Midway through
the first frame, UI used a 15-3 run to jump ahead 27-11. After Hampton’s 10-0 run made it a six-point game,
the Orange and Blue finished the first half on a 10-4 run for a 37-25 edge at the break.
2. Illinois made nine 3-pointers and shot 42.9 percent from behind the arc, its best numbers from the land of
three since the Indiana State game on Nov. 27.
3. Illinois had a plus-20 advantage at the free throw line, finishing 22-of-26 (84.6 percent) compared to 2-of-9
(22.2 percent) by Hampton.
Returning for the Illini in 2014-15*
Category 13-14Returning* Lost Return Pct.*
Minutes 7,0254,1792,846 59.5%
Points 2,2481,321 927 58.8%
Field Goals
79747931860.1%
3-Pt. FGs
21010710951.0%
Free Throws
44426218259.0%
Rebounds1,082 657 425 60.7%
Assists 35120314857.8%
Blocks 127107 20 84.3%
Steals 215119 96 55.3%
*Return numbers do not include Abrams, who is redshirting.
Returning Illini Leaders*
Category PlayerStatistic
13-14 Rank
Minutes
Rayvonte Rice 1,146
1st
Min./Game Rayvonte Rice 32.7
1st
Points
Rayvonte Rice 555
1st
Points/Game Rayvonte Rice 15.9
1st
Field Goals Rayvonte Rice 192
1st
FG Pct.
Kendrick Nunn .456
2nd
3-Pt. FGs
Rayvonte Rice
46
2nd
3-Pt. FG Pct. Kendrick Nunn .388
1st
Free Throws Rayvonte Rice 125
1st
FT Pct.
Nnanna Egwu .778
1st
Off. Reb.
Nnanna Egwu
89
1st
Def. Reb.
Rayvonte Rice 166
1st
Tot. Reb.
Nnanna Egwu 211
1st
Reb./Game Nnanna Egwu 6.0
1st
Assists
Jaylon Tate
64
2nd
Blocks
Nnanna Egwu
73
1st
Steals
Rayvonte Rice
58
1st
*Return leaders do not include Abrams, who is redshirting.
4. Illinois held Hampton to 34.8 percent shooting (23-66), its best field goal percentage defense since the Baylor game on Nov. 28.
5. The Illini recorded a season-high eight blocks, its most since also rejecting eight shots last year vs. Valparaiso (Nov. 13, 2013).
6. Kendrick Nunn tallied 16 points to lead all scorers and equaled his season-high with four 3-pointers.
7. Nnanna Egwu equaled his career-high with five blocked shots. Egwu also tallied 10 points and five rebounds.
8. Rayvonte Rice added 12 points, with 10 coming in the second half.
9. Jaylon Tate connected on a career-high eight free throws, hitting every attempt to register eight points without attempting a field goal.
Game 10 Review: Oregon 77, Illinois 70 (Dec. 13)
Illinois was unable to get back on the winning track following the Villanova game, falling to Oregon at the United Center. The Illini got off to a solid start behind the scoring of Rayvonte Rice, leading by as many as 13 points in the first half and 10 late in the stanza. But the Ducks went on a 14-4 run over the last 1:17 of the first half and
opening three minutes of the second to tie it at 41.
The lead traded hands before the Illini pulled ahead by four on a 3-pointer by Ahmad Starks with 5:51 remaining. Oregon then made the decisive charge, scoring 11
unanswered to take a 71-64 lead with 1:30 left. Rice drained a pair of threes to keep the Illini within striking distance, but Ahmaad Rorie made a runner just before the
shot clock expired with 12 seconds remaining to put the Ducks ahead by five and end it.
Rayvonte Rice equaled his career high, erupting for 29 points. It marked the 14th 20-point game of his Illini career, and fourth of the season. Rice also set a career best
with five 3-pointers. Nnanna Egwu also scored in double figures with 10 and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds along with Malcolm Hill.
Game 9 Review: No. 7 Villanova 73, Illinois 59 (Dec. 9)
The Illini were positioned well, tied with a top-10 team in Madison Square Garden entering the game’s closing stretch. No. 7 Villanova then turned its offense up a notch,
defeating the Illini in the Jimmy V Classic.
Illinois made a pair of runs early in the second half, beginning with a 7-0 spurt that tied it at 38. Later trailing by seven, the Illini went on a 9-2 run on a runner by Kendrick
Nunn, a layup by Ahmad Starks, a jumper by Malcolm Hill and capped by an Aaron Cosby 3-pointer to tie the game at 50-all with 8:30 left.
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Villanova, however, scored on 10 straight possessions to pull away, outscoring the Illini 23-9 over the final 8-plus minutes. The Wildcats showed why they have one of the
nation’s best offenses, scoring 73 points on 53.7 percent shooting, the highest field goal percentage allowed by the Illini defense this season.
Malcolm Hill led Illinois with a game-high 20 points, while Rayvonte Rice also scored in double figures with 10. Kendrick Nunn added nine points and Nnanna Egwu
scored eight while collecting a game and season-high nine rebounds.
Game 8 Notes: No. 24 Illinois 70, American 55 (Dec. 6)
1. Coach John Groce collected his 50th career win at Illinois.
2. The Illini forced 19 turnovers and capitalized with a 26-15 advantage in points off turnovers.
3. UI made its first 18 free throws of the game and finished a season-best 19-of-21 (90.5 percent) from the line.
4. Illinois used a 17-2 run in the first half to break the game open, turning a 13-11 edge into a 30-13 margin over seven minutes.
5. The Illini finished with a 29-18 edge on the glass and held American without an offensive rebound for the entire game. That led to a 10-0 advantage in second-chance points.
6. Illinois’ bench outscored American’s bench 28-3 on the afternoon, the +25 margin its largest of the year.
7. Nnanna Egwu blocked three shots and moved into fourth place in Illinois school history, surpassing James Griffin (156 blocks from 1979-82). Egwu also grabbed a
game-high seven rebounds.
8. Malcolm Hill led the Illini in scoring for the third time this season with 13 points.
9. Maverick Morgan registered a career-high eight points and equaled his career-best with four rebounds.
10. Jaylon Tate tallied a season-high eight points and game-high four assists.
11. Kendrick Nunn racked up a career-high four steals.
Game 7 Review: No. 15 Miami 70, No. 24 Illinois 61 (Dec. 2)
Illinois suffered its first loss of the season at No. 15 Miami in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Illini shot season lows of 33.3 percent overall and 23.3 percent from 3-point
range. Included in that total was just 25 percent accuracy in the first half, as the Illini fell behind by 13 points at intermission.
The Illini opened the second half with a 10-0 run to draw within three, but the Canes extended the lead back to double figures. Trailing 48-38, the Illini then brought the
deficit to two after Kendrick Nunn went on a personal 8-0 run, hitting consecutive 3-pointers followed by a breakaway layup. Miami, however, answered with a 7-0 run of
its own to make the margin nine points, and the Illini got no closer than six the rest of the way.
Rayvonte Rice led the Illini against Miami, registering his second double-double of the year with 22 points and career-high 12 rebounds. Malcolm Hill finished with 13
points, Nnanna Egwu added eight points and a season-high nine rebounds and Nunn also netted eight.
Back in the Top 25
Illinois entered the Top 25 on Dec. 1, debuting at No. 24 in the Associated Press poll and No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
The Illini basketball program has now appeared in the AP rankings during all three years of Coach Groce’s tenure, as well as each of the last seven seasons, 19 of the last
22 seasons, and 48 seasons all-time.
Rice MVP of Las Vegas Invitational; Hill, Egwu All-Tourney
Illinois had three players earn accolades upon winning the Las Vegas Invitational. Senior Rayvonte Rice was named MVP of the tournament. He averaged 19 points,
seven rebounds and four assists in the two wins, netting 21 points with seven rebounds and a career-high tying five steals vs. Indiana State followed by 17 points, seven
rebounds and three steals vs. Baylor.
Sophomore Malcolm Hill and senior Nnanna Egwu earned All-Tournament Team honors. Hill averaged 17 points and 5.5 rebounds in Vegas, posting 17 points in the backto-back games. He also grabbed eight boards vs. Indiana State. Egwu, meanwhile, averaged seven points 6.5 rebounds in Vegas. He reached double figures for the second
time on the year with 10 points vs. Indiana State and added eight rebounds vs. Baylor.
November Reign
Illinois is a perfect 21-0 in the month of November under Coach Groce, and has gone undefeated in college basketball’s opening month for four straight seasons. The Illini
have won 32 straight games in November – the nation’s longest active streak – which will carry into next season.
Illini Continue Regular-Season Tournament Success
Illinois has won multi-team event tournaments in each of Coach Groce’s first three seasons, claiming the Las Vegas Invitational after winning the 2012 EA Sports Maui
Invitational followed by the 2013 Global Sports Invitational. Overall, the Illini have now taken the crown in nine of their last 12 regular-season tournaments, including
three titles in Las Vegas.
Game 6 Notes: Illinois 62, Baylor 54 (Nov. 28)
1. With the victory over the Bears, Illinois won the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, the Illini’s ninth in-season tournament title since 2001.
2. Illinois improved to 6-0 on the season, marking the fourth-straight year the Illini started the season with at least six straight wins. The Illini started 10-0 in 2011-12,
13-0 in 2012-13 and 7-0 last season.
3. Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill led the way, each scoring a game-high 17 points.
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4. Ahmad Starks tallied five assists and Nnanna Egwu grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
5. While offensive production was the story for Illinois in its first five wins, the Illini won this game with defense. Illinois held Baylor – a top 20 offense in Ken Pomeroy’s
efficiency rankings – to a season-low 54 points on just 33.3 percent shooting while also forcing 15 turnovers.
6. Illinois posted its biggest come-from-behind win of the season after facing a 7-point deficit just three minutes into the contest. Illinois answered with an 8-0 run and
the teams went back and forth the rest of the half before Baylor took a 4-point lead into the locker room. The Illini then opened the second half with another 8-0 run to
regain the lead and maintain it the rest of the way.
Game 5 Notes: Illinois 88, Indiana State 62 (Nov. 27)
1. Illinois scored at least 80 points for the fifth straight game to start the season.
2. The Illini had 15 steals against the Sycamores, equaling the most for Illinois in a game since also tallying 15 steals against Gonzaga on Jan. 2, 2010. Rayvonte Rice
tied his career high with five steals to lead the defensive attack, while Kendrick Nunn equaled his career best with three steals.
3. Five Illini scored in double figures, marking the fourth straight game with at least five Illini in double digits. Rayvonte Rice led the way with a game-high 21 points
while also grabbing seven rebounds.
4. Malcolm Hill scored 17 points. He did most of his damage drawing fouls and getting to the foul line, recording career bests for free throws made (11) and attempted (12).
5. Aaron Cosby (10), Nnanna Egwu (10) and Kendrick Nunn (10) also reached double figures, scoring 10 points apiece. Cosby hit a trio of 3-pointers while Egwu tied his
career high with two triples.
6. The Orange and Blue opened the game with a 30-8 run and never looked back. Illinois started the game on fire hitting its first five shots and eight of its first nine. The
lead grew to as many as 30 points (60-30) and never fell to fewer than 17 in the second half.
7. The Illini forced a season-high 20 turnovers and converted that into a 21-7 edge in points off turnovers.
8. Illinois dominated the glass (46-33), especially on the offensive end (13-5) and turned that into a 12-4 advantage in second chance points. Cosby and Hill each pulled
down a game-high eight boards, with Cosby setting a career high in that category.
Game 4 Notes: Illinois 89, Brown 68 (Nov. 24)
1. After a basket by Brown to start the second half, Illinois went on a 15-0 run over the next 3:36 to take control of the game, turning a 37-31 deficit into a 46-37 lead that
the Illini would not relinquish.
2. The Illini were on fire in the second half once again, shooting 19-of-26 (73.1 percent) en route to 58 second-half points.
3. Illinois totaled 38 points in the paint, tying their season high. The Illini made 11 straight shots in the paint to end the game and finished 12-of-13 in the paint in the
second half.
4. Five Illini scored in double figures, marking the third game in a row with at least five Illini reaching double digits.
5. Rayvonte Rice recorded his second double-double as an Illini with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Rice’s first double-double came at UNLV on Nov. 26, 2013.
6. Aaron Cosby led the way with 18 points, good for his career high as an Illini. Cosby shot 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-6 from behind the arc.
Triple Digits
Illinois topped 100 points in back-to-back games, registering 107 points against Austin Peay (Nov. 21) after tallying 114 versus Coppin State (Nov. 16). It marked the first
time the Illini hit the century mark in consecutive games since the 1993-94 season when they did so in three straight games from Dec. 10-18, 1993. Illinois recorded two
100-point games in the span of six days after eclipsing the century mark just twice in the previous 14 seasons.
Game 3 Notes: Illinois 107, Austin Peay 68 (Nov. 21)
1. The 41-point victory over Austin Peay following the 58-point win over Coppin State gave Illinois consecutive wins by 40-plus points for the first time in the modern era.
The last time it happened was in 1943 when the Whiz Kids closed out the season with a 42-point win at Northwestern followed by a 67-point win over Chicago.
2. Illinois topped 100 points for the second straight game, accomplishing the feat for the first time since 1993.
3. Illinois equaled the most three-pointers made in back-to-back games in school history with 29, as the UI drained double-digit threes (14) for the second straight game
after previously tying the State Farm Center record with 15 three-pointers against Coppin State. The only other time it has been done was in 2004-05 with 14 vs. Northwestern (2/23/05) and 15 vs. Purdue (3/3/05). Illinois hit double-figure threes just twice in 35 games last season.
4. The Illini were on fire in the second half, shooting 24-of-32 (75 percent) from the field. For the game, Illinois was 40-of-67 (59.7 percent), including 14-of-25 (56
percent) on 3-pointers.
5. The Illini forced 18 turnovers and capitalized with a double-digit advantage in points off turnovers (22-6) for the third consecutive game.
6. Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill each turned in a game-high 16 points and six rebounds. Rice hit all six of his field goals, including three 3-pointers, while Hill was
6-of-7 from the field.
7. Kendrick Nunn was 4-of-4 on 3-pointers, one shy of his career high, and was third on the team with 14 points. He also equaled his career high with three steals.
8. Nnanna Egwu reached double figures for the first time on the season with 13 points.
9. Mike LaTulip scored a career-high nine points in eight minutes.
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Game 2 Notes: Illinois 114, Coppin State 56 (Nov. 16)
1. Illinois scored its most points (114) and posted its largest margin of victory (58) since dropping 121 points in a school-record 69-point win over Chicago State on Dec. 18, 1993.
2. Illinois broke the 100-point plateau for the first time in 10 years, since tallying 105 points vs. Longwood on Dec. 27, 2004.
3. The Illini drained 15 three-pointers to tie their State Farm Center record and come within one of the school-record 16 three-pointers made vs. Arizona in the 2005 NCAA
Tournament Elite Eight. It marked the third time the Illini hit 15 three-pointers at State Farm Center, with the other two times both occurring in 2005: vs. Penn State
(1/12/05) and vs. Purdue (3/3/05).
4. Illinois rattled off 59 points in the first half, marking the UI’s most points scored in an opening half since totaling 67 points vs. Georgia Tech on Nov. 23, 2001. It was
the most points for the Illini in any half since notching 59 points in the second half vs. Western Illinois on Dec. 16, 2001.
5. Illinois dished out 24 assists, its most dimes since registering 25 against Chicago State on Nov. 27, 2011.
6. After missing their first three shots of the game, the Illini drained 15 of their next 16 field goals to start the contest 15-of-19 (78.9 percent) from the field. That hot
start included stretches of eight consecutive made field goals and seven straight made field goals.
7. The Illini forced 18 turnovers and capitalized once again with a big advantage in points off turnovers (28-9).
8. Illinois finished with a 50-35 advantage on the glass, the +15 margin the UI’s largest since outrebounding Chicago State by 19 boards last season (Nov. 22, 2013).
The 50 rebounds, meanwhile, was Illinois’ highest total since collecting 52 in last year’s opener vs. Alabama State (Nov. 8, 2013).
9. Six Illini scored in double figures for the first time in the Groce era: Ahmad Starks (18), Leron Black (18), Aaron Cosby (17), Rayvonte Rice (14), Malcolm Hill (13) and
Kendrick Nunn (13). It was Illinois’ first game with six players scoring in double figures since a victory over Northwestern on Jan. 6, 2011.
10. Cosby made five 3-pointers, equaling his career high first set at Seton Hall on the road vs. Notre Dame (Feb. 10, 2013).
11. Hill grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.
12. Jaylon Tate had a team-high seven assists, one shy of his career high.
Game 1 Notes: Illinois 80, Georgia Southern 71 (Nov. 14)
1. Illinois opened its 110th season of basketball by defeating Georgia Southern to win its 16th straight season opener and improve to 97-13 all-time in season openers.
2. Rayvonte Rice poured in a game-high 24 points, his 11th game in an Illini uniform scoring 20+ plus points. Rice also made 3-of-4 three-pointers.
3. Aaron Cosby was second on the team in scoring with 16 points in his Illinois debut. He hit his biggest shot of the game – a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:55 left – to
put the Illini up by nine.
4. Ahmad Starks had 10 points in his Illini debut, eclipsing the 1,000-career point mark. Starks scored 991 points during his three years at Oregon State.
5. Nnanna Egwu tallied four blocked shots, one shy of his career high. It marked Egwu’s 10th career game with more than three blocks.
6. Leron Black, who finished with six points and four rebounds, was one of three Illini along with Cosby and Starks to make his Illini debut.
7. The Illini forced 16 turnovers and capitalized with a 22-9 advantage in points off turnovers.
8. Illinois made its final 13 free throws down the stretch and finished 27-of-34 (79.4 percent) from the charity stripe. It marked Illinois’ most free throws made and attempted in a game since knocking down 28-of-35 last season against Penn State (Jan. 4, 2014).
State Farm Center Renovation in Full Swing
Known as Assembly Hall from its construction in 1963 to 2013, the iconic home to Illinois basketball was renamed State Farm Center on April 29, 2013, with the announcement of a 30-year, $60 million naming rights agreement. State Farm Center is undergoing a major renovation, which began following the conclusion of the 2014
basketball season, dubbed the Illinois Renaissance. The $169.5-million project will include a renovated seating bowl and the addition of four levels of premium seating;
improved rest rooms, concessions and a team store; remodeled locker rooms, video room and team lounge; air conditioning and many other amenities. The project is
scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.
The construction schedule is year-round, with the major elements occurring around each Fighting Illini basketball season. While the majority of the work so far has been
outside the arena, new for fans this season are blue padded seats with cup holders throughout the 200 Level of the seating bowl. A number of vomitories were inclosed in
the 200 Level and filled in with seats, raising capacity for Fighting Illini basketball this season to 17,085.
The most labor intensive part of the renovation begins immediately following this season, when the lower half of the seating bowl will be completely torn out and rebuilt.
State Farm Center will not be ready to host games until December 2015, so the Illini will play a total of five games next November at the Prairie Capital Convention
Center in Springfield (four regular season games and one exhibition).
Illini Sign Top-15 Recruiting Class
Coach John Groce has landed his second nationally ranked recruiting class in three seasons at Illinois. High school seniors Jalen Coleman-Lands, Aaron Jordan and D.J.
Williams are new additions to the program while junior college sophomore Darius Paul officially rejoins the Fighting Illini. It is a consensus national top-15 class in 2015,
checking in at No. 8 by 247Sports, No. 11 by Scout and No. 12 by Rivals.
Complete recruit bios and comments from Groce on each signee can be found on page 15.
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Abrams Out for Season with Torn ACL
Illinois lost its most experienced player prior to the season. Point guard Tracy Abrams suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a skill workout in September, forcing
him to the sidelines. Abrams had been a starter for the Illini since midway through his freshman campaign. He ranked second on the team in scoring last year, averaging
10.7 points, and led the Illini in assists (3.2 apg).
Abrams had surgery Oct. 22 in Chicago. He will redshirt this season and return in 2015-16 for his final year of eligibility.
Tri-Captains
Following a vote of the players and coaches, seniors Tracy Abrams, Nnanna Egwu and Ahmad Starks are serving as Fighting Illini team captains for the 2014-15 season.
This marks the third straight season that Abrams and Egwu are captains and first for Starks.
Nunn Wears 25 to Honor Ben Wilson
The Illinois program has benefited from a recruiting pipeline to Simeon High School that began in the 1980s. This year’s UI roster features two players from the Chicago
basketball powerhouse in guards Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate. Illinois also has signed a Simeon player in its 2015 recruiting class in D.J. Williams. Nunn is carrying on
the tradition of former Simeon stars wearing the number 25 jersey at Illinois in memory of Ben Wilson, a prep basketball phenom who was shot and killed in 1984 before
the start of his senior season. Nick Anderson was the first Fighting Illini player from Simeon to wear Wilson’s 25 and the tradition continued with Deon Thomas, Bryant
Notree and Calvin Brock prior to Nunn.
Illini Continue SEAL Team Training
For the second straight offseason, the Fighting Illini trained with SEAL Team Physical Training, led by former U.S. Navy SEAL John McGuire. The players and entire coaching staff participated in four mornings of workouts, held from June 23-26 during summer classes. The grueling, two-hour long training sessions included a number of
physical activities such as races, push-ups, sit-ups, relays, swimming and rafting. The course was designed to enhance communication and foster team unity, mental
toughness and togetherness.
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ILLINI SIGN TOP-15 RECRUITING CLASS
University of Illinois head coach John Groce announced the signing of four student-athletes to national letters of intent in the 2015 recruiting class. High school seniors
Jalen Coleman-Lands, Aaron Jordan and D.J. Williams are new additions to the program while junior college sophomore Darius Paul officially rejoins the Fighting Illini.
Illinois has recruited a national top-15 class, checking in at No. 8 by 247Sports, No. 11 by Scout and No. 12 by Rivals. This is Groce’s second top-25 class in his three
seasons in charge of the Illini program.
“We are thrilled with this class and are excited to publicly welcome Jalen, Aaron and D.J. to the Fighting Illini family as well as to officially re-sign Darius, who has remained
an extended part of our family,” Groce said. “We look for a certain type of player who fits our culture, which I call an ‘Illini guy.’ These young men are definitely Illini guys,
and that also is a testament to the parents, families, coaches and friends who surround them.
“When looking at what they bring to the court, I don’t know if there’s a class in the country with a better set of shooters than Jalen and Aaron,” Groce continued. “They are
lights-out from the perimeter. And D.J. is one of the most skilled and versatile players in the entire 2015 class. He can play practically anywhere on the floor. These three
are a perfect fit for our system.
“Regarding Darius, we have remained in communication with him and his family since he left last spring,” Groce added. “We are proud of the progress he has made both
on and off the court. We look forward to his continued improvement and a successful return to our program.”
JALEN COLEMAN-LANDS
Guard, 6-3, 180
Hometown/High School: Indianapolis, Ind./La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.)
Notes on Coleman-Lands: Consensus national top-40 recruit (No. 34 on rscihoops.com) … Ranked No. 27 nationally by 247Sports, No. 34 by ESPN, No. 35 by Scout and
No. 38 by Rivals … Attends La Lumiere, a prep school in La Porte, Indiana, the preseason No. 4 team in the country by MaxPreps and No. 9 by USA Today … Has opened
his senior season strong, registering 42 points and seven rebounds vs. Indiana Elite Prep, 20 points vs. Quakerdale Prep (Iowa) and 22 points vs. Planet Athlete Academy
(Ariz.) … Averaged 19.2 points as a junior … Honor roll student at La Lumiere and recipient of the school’s Bransfield Award, the highest award given to an underclassman … Previously attended Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, helping lead Cathedral to a 25-6 record and IHSAA Class 4A state runner-up finish as a sophomore
… Averaged 14.6 points and shot 46 percent from 3-point range during his sophomore season … First Indiana native to sign with the Fighting Illini in 30 years, since
Noblesville’s Scott Haffner in 1984.
Groce on Coleman-Lands: “Jalen is without question one of the best shooters in the country. He also is a terrific defender. Jalen is capable of playing and guarding multiple
positions on the perimeter. He is a hard worker, an outstanding young man of the highest character and a winner.”
AARON JORDAN
Guard, 6-5, 190
Hometown/High School: Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield East
Notes on Jordan: Ranked No. 85 nationally by Rivals and No. 86 by 247Sports … Averaged 19.4 points and 4.5 rebounds as a junior at Plainfield East, and shot 48.1
percent from 3-point range … First-team All-State by Champaign News-Gazette and second-team All-State by Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
… Special mention All-State by Chicago Tribune and All-Area selection by Chicago Sun-Times … Scored a career-high 38 points last season vs. Plainfield South, hitting
12-of-19 shots and 14-of-17 from the line … Scored 25 points vs. Plainfield Central in regular-season finale, leading Plainfield East to an outright Southwest Prairie
Conference title … National Honor Society student.
Groce on Jordan: “Aaron is an exceptional shooter with great size for his position. He has gotten better every single time I’ve watched him throughout his career. Aaron
has tremendous work ethic, is an outstanding student and will take great pride in representing his state school.”
D.J. WILLIAMS
Wing, 6-7, 205
Hometown/High School: Chicago, Ill./Simeon
Notes on Williams: Full name is Dennis Williams Jr., but goes by D.J. … Consensus national top-65 recruit (No. 62 on rscihoops.com) … Ranked No. 50 nationally by
ESPN, No. 55 by Scout and No. 62 by Rivals … Averaged 10 points, six rebounds and four assists as a junior at Simeon, earning special mention All-State honors by the
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association … Named MVP of the MPAC Sports Elite International Tournament this past summer in Dubai, leading Simeon to the title while
averaging 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists … Totaled 32 points, seven boards and four assists in the title game vs. Huntington Prep … Participated in USA
Basketball U17 Training Camp this past summer in Colorado Springs … Member of Simeon teams that won IHSA Class 4A state titles his freshman (2012) and sophomore
(2013) seasons … Continues a proud tradition of Simeon alumni attending the University of Illinois that includes future Illini teammates Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate,
along with past standouts such as former NBA star Nick Anderson, all-time UI scoring leader Deon Thomas, Kevin Turner, Bryant Notree, Ervin Small and Calvin Brock.
Groce on Williams: “At his size, D.J. is as skilled as anyone in the country. He can handle it, is an incredible passer, scores it and is capable of using both hands to finish.
D.J. is one of the most versatile players we have ever recruited. He loves this university and will be the latest in a long line of outstanding Simeon graduates to suit up
for the Illini.”
DARIUS PAUL
Forward, 6-8, 225
Hometown/Junior College: Gurnee, Ill./Lamar State-Port Arthur (Texas)
Notes on Paul: Listed in Sporting News preseason issue as one of the top five junior college players nationally … Averaging 14.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks
through first three games at Lamar State-Port Arthur … Tallied 19 points, seven rebounds and six blocks vs. Pensacola State College … Had 16 points and seven rebounds
vs. Gulf Coast State College … Seven points and eight rebounds vs. Houston Community College.
Groce on Paul: “Darius is in a great situation at Lamar State-Port Arthur. We are proud of the progress he has made as a person, student and player. He is an extremely
talented and skilled player who will strengthen our frontcourt upon his return to campus.”
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GROCE Press conference /
Teleconference Schedule
Press Conferences will be held on the 8th floor of the
Illinois Football Press Box. Enter through Gate 10 on
the west side of Memorial Stadium and take the north
service elevator. Courtesy parking is available in the
northwest lot of State Farm Center. Metered parking is
available in the ARC lot. Following the press conferences, lunch will be served to the media. All press
conferences also will be accessible via teleconference. Contact the UI Athletics Communication Office
for teleconference number information.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. – Media Day
(at Bielfeldt/Ubben)
Thursday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m.-Noon – Big Ten Media Day (at Hyatt Regency O’Hare)
Sunday, Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. – Media Availability
(at Ubben)
Thurday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. – Media Availability
(at State Farm Center)
Thursday, Nov. 13, Noon – Press Conference
Thursday, Nov. 20, Noon – Teleconference
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. – Teleconference
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m. – Teleconference
Monday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. – Teleconference
Friday, Dec. 5, Noon – Press Conference
Monday, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. – Teleconference
Friday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. – Teleconference
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. – Teleconference
Friday, Dec. 19, 1:30 p.m. – Teleconference
Friday, Dec. 26, 10 a.m. – Teleconference
Monday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. – Teleconference
Friday, Jan. 2, Noon – Teleconference
Tuesday, Jan. 6, Noon – Press Conference
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. – Teleconference
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. – Teleconference
Friday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. – Press Conference
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Noon – Press Conference
Friday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. – Teleconference
Thursday, Jan. 29, Noon – Press Conference
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Monday, Feb. 2, Noon – Press Conference
Friday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. – Teleconference
Wednesday, Feb. 11, Noon – Press Conference
Saturday, Feb. 14, TBD – Teleconference
Friday, Feb. 20, Noon – Press Conference
Tuesday, Feb. 24, Noon – Teleconference
Friday, Feb. 27, Noon – Press Conference
Tuesday, March 3, 11:15 a.m. – Press Conference
Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. – Teleconference
Tuesday, March 10, Noon – Press Conference
Sunday, March 15, 5 pm – Postseason
Press Conference/Teleconference (Tentative)
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Fighting Illini Sports Network
(43 stations)
Aledo, WRMJ-FM 102.3
Alton, WBGZ-AM 1570
Canton, WBYS-AM 1560
Carlyle, WCXO-FM 96.7
Champaign, WDWS-AM 1400
Champaign, WHMS-FM 97.5
Chicago, WSCR-AM 670
Danville, WDAN-AM 1490
Danville, WDNL-FM, 102.1
Davenport, IA, WFXN-AM 1230
Decatur, WSOY-AM 1340
DuQuoin, WDQN-AM 1580
Dwight/Pontiac, WJEZ-FM 98.9
Effingham, WCRC-FM 95.7
Fairfield, WFIW-AM 1390
Galesburg, WGIL-AM 1400
Jacksonville, WJIL-AM 1550
Jacksonville, WJIL-FM 102.9
Jerseyville, WJBM-AM 1480
Kewanee, WYEC-FM 93.9
Kewanee, WKEI-AM 1450
Litchfield, WSMI-FM 106.1
Macomb, WKXQ-FM 92.5
Mt. Carmel, WSJD-FM 100.5
Murphysboro, WINI-AM 1420
Olney, WSEI-FM 92.9
Paxton, WPXN-FM 104.9
Peoria, WZPN-FM 96.5
Pittsfield, WBBA-FM 97.5
Quincy, WTAD-AM 930
Quincy, WQCY-FM 103.9
Robinson, WTAY-AM 1570
Robinson, WTYE-FM 101.7
Rockford, WROK-AM 1440
Salem, WJBD-FM 100.1
Salem, WJBD-AM 1350
Sparta, WHCO-AM 1230
St. Louis, WQQX-AM 1490
Springfield, WFMB-AM 1450
Springfield, WFMB-FM 107.1
Springfield, WCVS-FM 96.7
Taylorville, WTIM-FM 97.3
Watseka, WGFA-FM 94.1
John Groce Radio Show
Program airs Mondays from 7-8 p.m. on the Fighting
Illini Sports Network and locally on WDWS-AM 1400,
the flagship station for the network. The host is Brian
Barnhart and the show will be held at Buffalo Wild
Wings in Savoy.
John Groce Radio Show Dates
Dec. 15
Feb. 2
Dec. 22
Feb. 9
Jan. 5
Feb. 16
Jan. 12
Feb. 23
Jan. 19
March 2
Jan. 26
March 9
illinois basketball quick facts
General Information
Location: Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
Founded: 1867
Enrollment: 44,942
Nickname: Fighting Illini
Colors: Orange and Blue
Arena: State Farm Center
Opened: 1963
Capacity: 16,618
Conference: Big Ten
President: Robert A. Easter
Chancellor: Phyllis M. Wise
Director of Athletics: Mike Thomas
Athletics Department Phone: 217-333-3631
Ticket Office Phone: 217-333-3470 or 1-866-ILLINI-1
History
Seasons of Basketball: 110th
First Year of Basketball: 1906
All-Time Record: 1,723-932 (.649)
All-Time Big Ten Record: 904-673 (.573)
Big Ten Championships / Last: 17 / 2005
NCAA Tournament Appearances / Last: 30 / 2013
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 40-31 (.563)
NCAA Final Four Appearances / Last: 5 / 2005
Coaching Staff
Head Coach: John Groce, 3rd year
Alma Mater, Year: Taylor University ’94
Record at Illinois / Years: 56-36 (.609) / 3rd
Career Record / Years: 141-92 (.605) / 7th
Basketball Office Phone: 217-333-3400
Assistant Coaches: Dustin Ford, 3rd year;
Paris Parham, 3rd year; Jamall Walker, 3rd year
Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Ryan Pedon
Director of Basketball Operations: Mark Morris
Graduate Managers: Walter Offutt, James Haring
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mike Basgier
Athletics Trainer: Paul Schmidt
Coordinator of Special Projects: Rod Cardinal
Administrative Secretary: Julie Pioletti
2013-14 Team Information
Overall Record: 20-15
Big Ten Record / Finish: 7-11 / T-8th
Postseason: NIT 2nd Round
Final Ranking: AP - NR / Coaches - NR
Starters Returning / Lost: 4 / 1
Lettermen Returning / Lost: 8 / 3
Newcomers: 4
athleticS communication
Men’s Basketball Contact: Derrick Burson
Cell Phone: 217-766-7315
Email:[email protected]
Men’s Basketball Assistant Contact: Derek Neal
Cell Phone: 309-241-0804
Email:[email protected]
Associate AD, Media Relations: Kent Brown
Cell Phone: 217-493-9795
Email:[email protected]
Office Phone: 217-333-1391
State Farm Center Press Row Phone: 217-333-1227
Mailing Address: Bielfeldt Athletics Admin. Bldg.
1700 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Website: www.fightingillini.com
HEAD COACH JOHN GROCE
3rd Year at Illinois // 7th Year Overall // 22nd Year as a College Coach
John Groce is in his third season in charge of the Fighting Illini program in 2014-15
after leading Illinois to consecutive 20-win seasons and postseason appearances
during his first two years in Champaign.
Groce guided one the youngest and most inexperienced teams in the nation last
season to 20 wins and a No. 2 seed in the NIT, as the Illini narrowly missed a trip
to the NCAA Tournament. Entering the year with nine newcomers and returning just
three rotation players, Groce emphasized defense to his young squad and it delivered, finishing the season ranked 11th nationally in defensive efficiency.
the groce file
Hometown
Danville, Ind.
Family
Wife, Allison;
Sons, Conner and Camden
Education
Taylor University,
B.S., Mathematics, 1994
Coaching Experience
1994-96
Assistant Coach
Taylor University
1997-2000
Assistant Coach
North Carolina State University
2001
Assistant Coach
Butler University
2002-04
Assistant Coach
Xavier University
2005-06
Assistant Coach
Ohio State University
2007-08
Associate Head Coach
Ohio State University
2009-12
Head Coach
Ohio University
2013Head Coach
University of Illinois
Illinois won 13 of its first 15 games, highlighted by thrilling wins at UNLV, in the
Braggin’ Rights game over No. 23 Missouri and against Indiana in overtime on New
Year’s Eve. The Illini then played some of their best basketball late in the season,
a staple of Groce’s teams throughout his coaching career. Illinois won four of its
last five regular season games, with three of those victories coming on the road at
Minnesota, at No. 18 Michigan State and at No. 24 Iowa. The Illini added wins over
Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and at Boston U in the first
round of the NIT to finish the season with six victories over its final nine contests,
with both postseason losses coming by just one point apiece.
Groce directed the Illinois program to a number of achievements during his first
year – including a 23-win campaign that marked a six-win improvement from the
UI’s previous season – culminating in an NCAA Tournament appearance and subsequent victory to advance to the Round of 32.
Illinois won its first 12 games in 2012-13, equaling the sixth-best start in school
history and matching the best start ever for a first-year UI coach. Included in that
stretch was a dominating performance in Hawaii as the Illini captured the school’s
first-ever EA SPORTS Maui Invitational championship. Illinois also recorded arguably the most impressive win of college basketball’s pre-conference season, winning at No. 10 Gonzaga by double digits.
The Illini spent eight weeks ranked in the Top 25, reaching as high as No. 10 in the
national polls. Illinois recorded two more top-10 wins during conference play in one
of the most difficult seasons in Big Ten history. The Illini defeated No. 8 Ohio State
on Jan. 5 by 19 points, the UI’s largest margin of victory over a top-10 opponent
since 1964. Then on Feb. 7, Illinois garnered national headlines with a thrilling
last-second home victory over No. 1 Indiana. The Illini won it at the buzzer on a
layup by Tyler Griffey, leading to a court storming celebration as Illinois defeated a
No. 1-ranked opponent for just the third time in school history.
The Fighting Illini earned a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament and defeated No.
10 Colorado in the Round of 64 as Groce improved his record in the opening round
of the Tournament to 9-0 during his coaching career, and 3-0 as a head coach.
In addition to the success on the court, Groce also made an immediate impact on
the recruiting trail, signing a top-25 ranked class in less than eight months on the
job in Champaign.
Groce was named the 17th Fighting Illini men’s basketball coach on March 29,
2012. He arrived at Illinois after four seasons as head coach at Ohio University,
where he led the Bobcats to an 85-56 overall record as well as Mid-American Conference Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2012.
Ohio was the story of the 2012 Tournament, advancing to the Sweet 16 as a No. 13
seed with victories over No. 4 seed Michigan followed by No. 12 seed South Florida.
The Bobcats finished just short of the Elite Eight, falling to top-seed North Carolina
in overtime in the regional semifinal. It marked just the second time in Ohio’s school
history and first since 1964 that the Bobcats won multiple games in the NCAA
Tournament. Ohio finished the 2012 season with a school-record 29 wins and was
known for its pressure defense, ranking second nationally in turnover percentage
and third in steals percentage.
Ohio also made noise in the 2010 postseason. Playing in the school’s first NCAA
Tournament game in five seasons, the Bobcats received a No. 14 seed and defeated
No. 3 seed Georgetown. With the 2010 and 2012 NCAA performances, Ohio became
just the sixth school ever to win Tournament games as both a 13 and 14 seed.
The 43-year-old Groce has a total of 21 years in the coaching profession and has
been part of teams that have made 18 postseason appearances. His record in 15
years as an assistant was an impressive 349-156, giving him a combined record
of 477-240.
Groce earned his first head-coaching job at Ohio following four seasons on Thad
Matta’s staff at Ohio State from 2005-08, the first two as assistant coach and
last two as associate head coach. During Groce’s time in Columbus the Buckeyes
amassed a record of 105-35, advanced to the NCAA Championship game in 2007
and second round in 2006, claimed back-to-back outright Big Ten Championships
in 2006 and 2007 and won the NIT in 2008. Groce played a key role in recruiting
many of the top players at Ohio State and was named Rivals.com’s 2006 National
Recruiter of the Year.
In all, Groce spent eight years as an assistant under Matta. Prior to his time at
Ohio State, Groce served three years on Matta’s staff at Xavier from 2002-04 and
one season at Butler in 2001. The Musketeers went 78-23 and made three straight
NCAA appearances, advancing to the second round in 2002 and 2003 and the Elite
Eight in 2004. Xavier also won consecutive Atlantic 10 titles in 2002 and 2003.
Butler, meanwhile, went 24-8 and won a conference crown in 2001 while also advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Groce entered the Division I coaching ranks as a member of Herb Sendek’s staff
at North Carolina State from 1997-2000. The Wolfpack went 73-58 overall and
advanced to the NIT in each of the four seasons Groce was in Raleigh, including a
trip to the semifinals in 2000.
Groce got his start in coaching as an assistant at his alma mater, Taylor University,
an NAIA school in Upland, Indiana. Groce spent three years on Paul Patterson’s staff
from 1994-96, helping lead the Trojans to a 69-32 record and pair of trips to the
NAIA national tournament. Groce played for Patterson for three years from 1991-93
before making the transition to a student assistant role as a senior. Taylor compiled
a 90-16 record and made three trips to the NAIA Tournament during Groce’s playing
career, including a 1991 NAIA Final Four appearance during his freshman season.
Groce earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Taylor in 1994. John and his
wife, Allison, have two sons, Conner and Camden.
groce’s career coaching record
Season
1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
School
Taylor Taylor Taylor North Carolina State North Carolina State North Carolina State North Carolina State Butler Xavier Xavier Xavier Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Position
Student Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Associate Head Coach Associate Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach
Head Coach
Head Coach
Overall / Conf. (Finish)
29-5 / -- 17-14 / 8-6 (4th) 23-13 / 10-4 (2nd) 17-15 / 4-12 (8th) 17-15 / 5-11 (8th) 19-14 / 6-10 (5th) 20-14 / 6-10 (6th) 24-8 / 11-3 (1st) 26-6 / 14-2 (1st) 26-6 / 15-1 (1st) 26-11 / 10-6 (3rd) 20-12 / 8-8 (6th) 26-6 / 12-4 (1st) 35-4 / 15-1 (1st) 24-13 / 10-8 (5th) 15-17 / 7-9 (9th) 22-15 / 7-9 (9th) 19-16 / 9-7 (5th) 29-8 / 11-5 (3rd) 23-13 / 8-10 (7th)
20-15 / 7-11 (8th)
13-8/3-5
Postseason
NAIA 2nd Round
NAIA 1st Round
NIT 2nd Round
NIT 2nd Round
NIT 2nd Round
NIT Semifinal
NCAA Round of 32
NCAA Round of 32
NCAA Round of 32
NCAA Elite Eight
NCAA Round of 32
NCAA Runner-up
NIT Champions
NCAA Round of 32
CIT Quarterfinal
NCAA Sweet 16
NCAA Round of 32
NIT 2nd Round
Illinois (3rd year): 56-36 (.609) // Head Coach (7th year): 141-92 (.605) // Assistant Coach (15 years): 349-156 (.691) // Total (22nd year): 490-248 (.664)
17 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
13 abrams
tracy
senior // guard // 6-2 // 185
chicago, ill. // mount carmel h.s.
Career Notes: Born Feb. 6, 1992 … Majoring in communication … Tore ACL in right knee during preseason skill workout … Will redshirt this season and return in 201516 for final year of eligibility … Started all 35 games last year, ranking second on the team in scoring with average of 10.7 points … Led Illini and ranked 13th in the
Big Ten in assists, averaging 3.2 apg … Scored in double figures 20 times and was Illini’s leading scorer in nine games … Scored season-high 25 points to go along
with seven rebounds vs. Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament Opening Round (3/13/14) … Matched career high with eight rebounds vs. Bradley (11/17/13) … Scored 22
points and made game-winning free throws with 4.6 seconds left vs. Missouri (12/21/13) … 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting vs. Indiana (12/31/13) … Equaled career
high with five steals and added 12 points at Michigan State (3/1/14) … Started 32 of 36 games as a sophomore, ranking third on the team in scoring with an average of
10.6 points … Scored in double figures 22 times … Led Illini and ranked ninth in the Big Ten in assists, averaging 3.4 apg … Also led team in steals, ranking ninth in
Big Ten (1.4 spg) … Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Dec. 31 following career-high 27-point, eight-rebound performance vs. Auburn (12/27/13) … Made 13-of-15
at the line against Auburn and also added five assists and four steals … 22 points with five rebounds and career-high five steals at Hawaii (11/16/12) … Played in
all 32 games as a freshman, starting 19 times … 2012 Team MVP, the first true-freshman in school history to be named Illini MVP … Averaged 4.3 ppg and 1.9 apg.
abramS’ CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
2011-12 32-19 674-21.1
2012-1336-32 1032-28.7
2013-1435-35 1054-30.1
TOTAL 103-86 2760-26.8
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
49-120/.408 9-35/.257 29-46/.630
132-335/.394 31-114/.272 86-115/.748
114-342/.333 30-111/.270 115-149/.772
295-797/.370 70-260/.269 230-310/.742
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
22-50–72/2.3 72-16050 0 14136-4.3
29-98–127/3.5
83-1 121 94 4 50 381-10.6
16-106–122/3.5
77-0 112 67 8 42 373-10.7
67-254–321/3.1 232-229321112 106 890-8.6
44austin
alex
junior // guard // 6-4 // 185
chicago, ill. // mount carmel h.s.
Career Notes: Born Nov. 17, 1993 … Majoring in communication … Will sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules and then have two years of eligibility remaining with
the Illini … Played in 59 games with 36 starts during two years at Eastern Illinois, averaging 8.2 points and 2.4 rebounds … Appeared in 27 games last season, starting
16 times, and averaged 7.0 points and 2.4 rebounds … Shot 83 percent from the free throw line (44-53) to lead EIU and was second on the team with 31 made 3-pointers
… Scored season-high 18 points vs. Olivet Nazarene (11/13/13) … Grabbed season-high six boards vs. Indiana State (12/7/13) and Jacksonville State (1/11/14) …
Played in all 32 games as a freshman, starting 20, and averaged 9.3 points and 2.5 boards … Leading-scoring freshman in the Ohio Valley and was named OVC Freshman of the Week five times … Shot 46.4 percent from the field (103-22) and 36.8 percent from 3-point range (39-106), raking second on EIU with 39 treys … Scored
career-high 21 points vs. Toledo (12/8/12) … Registered career-high eight rebounds vs. Southeast Missouri (3/6/13).
Austin’S CAREER STATISTICS at eastern illinois
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
2012-13 32-20 761-23.8 103-222/.464 39-106/.368 51-73/.699 4-75–79/2.5 2013-14 27-16 599-22.2 57-149/.383 31-96/.323 44-53/.830 6-59–65/2.4 TOTAL 59-361360-23.1 160-371/.43170-202/.34795-126/.754 10-134–144/2.4
18 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
57-0 36 38 1 36-0 28 24 1 93-0 64 62 2
S
PTS-Avg
27 296-9.3
19 189-7.0
46485-8.2
12 Black
Black’s
Career Highs
Leron
Minutes
Season: 32 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Freshman // forward // 6-7 // 220
Memphis, Tenn. // White station h.s.
Points
2014-15 Notes: Seventh on the team in scoring, averaging 5.4 points … Scored six points and grabbed four
rebounds in Illini debut against Georgia Southern (11/14) … Season-high 18 points and eight rebounds vs.
Coppin State (11/16) … Eight points and two steals vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … 10 points vs. Brown (11/24) …
Six points in both games of Las Vegas Invitational vs. Indiana State (11/27) and Baylor (11/28) … Five points
and five rebounds vs. Oregon (12/13) … Eight rebounds vs. Hampton (12/17) and Kennesaw State (12/27) …
Notched eight points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana (1/18) … Recorded first career double-double in first career
start with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, marking the most by an Illini this season, vs. Purdue (1/21).
Career Notes: Born Jan. 31, 1996 in Omaha, Neb. … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (general
curriculum) … Consensus national top-50 recruit averaged 20.2 points and 12.9 rebounds as a senior, leading
White Station High School to a 30-3 record … Tennessee Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year in
Tennessee … Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State Team … Pepsi Best of the Preps
Player of the Year and first-team All-Metro by Memphis Commercial Appeal … Following his senior season,
participated in USA Basketball U18 training camp.
Season: 18 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Field Goals
Season: 7 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Field Goal Attempts
Season: 11 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
3-Point Field Goals
Season: 0
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Season: 1, three times; last vs. Kennesaw State
(12/27/14)
Free Throws
Season: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Season: 6 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Rebounds
Season: 13 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Black’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
G-GS
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-1
1-1
MIN
13
22
17
18
15
15
8
17
7
14
18
13
19
12
6
8
8
9
22
32
21
FG-A
2-5 7-11 4-10 4-9
3-7 3-5 1-3 1-2 1-2 1-3 0-3 1-1 4-8 2-4 1-1 0-1 1-3 1-2 3-7 6-9 1-6 Black’s CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
2014-1521-2 314-15.0
3P-A FT-A
REB
PF
0-0 2-2 1-3–4 3 0-0 4-6 2-6–8 3 0-1 0-1 1-2–3 3 0-1 2-2 1-1–2 3
0-0 0-2 1-3–4 2 0-0 0-0 2-0–2 2 0-0 0-0 1-1–2 4 0-0 0-0 1-3–4 2 0-0 0-0 1-0–1 3 0-0 3-4 2-3–5 4 0-0 2-2 0-8–8 1 0-0 0-2 1-2–3 2 0-1 0-0 1-7–8 1 0-0 2-3 1-4–5 2 0-0 0-0 0-1–1 2 0-0 0-0 0-3–3 1 0-0 0-0 1-1–2 1 0-0 0-0 1-1–2 3 0-0 2-2 1-8–9 4 0-0 3-5 6-7–13 4 0-0 0-0 5-4–9 4 FGM-A/%
47-102/.461
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3PM-A/%
0-3/.000
A
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TO
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
1
1
2
3
FTM-A/%
20-31/.645
B
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
S
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
PTS
6
18
8
10
6
6
2
2
2
5
2
2
8
6
2
0
2
2
8
15
2
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
30-68–98/4.7
Assists
Season: 0
Blocked Shots
Season: 1, six times; last vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Steals
Season: 2, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
54-0 0 16 6
S
PTS-Avg
8 114-5.4
31 COLBERT
Austin
Colbert’s
Career/season Highs
Minutes
Career: 15, twice; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 15 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Sophomore // forward // 6-9 // 210
Chesapeake, Va. // Gill st. Bernard’s (N.J.) h.s.
2014-15 Notes: Has played in 13 games … Career-high five rebounds along with three points vs. Georgia
Southern (11/14) … Five points vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Scored a career-high six points vs. Indiana State
(11/27) in the Las Vegas Invitational … First career steal vs. American (12/6) … Equaled career-high with five
rebounds vs. Kennesaw State (12/27).
Career Notes: Born Nov. 7, 1994 … Enrolled in the Division of General Studies (undeclared) … Played in 22
games last season, averaging 1.3 points … Shot 50 percent from the field (13-26) … Four points in Illini debut
vs. Alabama State (11/8/13) … Two points and three rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (11/10/13) … Four points
in four minutes vs. Bradley (11/17/13) … Two points and three rebounds vs. Chicago State (11/22/13) … Two
points and two boards at UNLV (11/26/13) … Four points vs. Auburn (12/8/13) … Three rebounds at Wisconsin
(1/8/14) … Equaled career high with four points at Penn State (2/9/14) … Averaged 12.9 points, 6.9 rebounds
and 2.5 blocks as a senior at Gill St. Bernard’s … Recorded season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds vs.
Hillsborough (Feb. 5, 2013).
Points
Career: 6 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Season: 6 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Field Goals
Career: 2, five times; last vs. Indiana State
(11/27/14)
Season: 2, twice; last vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 4 vs. Jacksonville State (11/10/13)
Season: 3, twice; last at Miami (12/2/14)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 1 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 1 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 1, five times; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 1, twice; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Colbert’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS
Georgia Southern 1-0
Coppin State
1-0
Austin Peay
1-0
Brown
1-0
vs. Indiana State 1-0
vs. Baylor
1-0
at Miami
1-0
American
1-0
vs. Villanova
1-0
vs. Oregon
1-0
Hampton
1-0
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State 1-0
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
1-0
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
MIN
9
7
15
7
12
2
4
2
1
1
3
DNP
7
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
1
DNP
Free Throws
FG-A
0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0
2-3 1-1 0-3 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-2 3P-A FT-A
0-0 3-4 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2
0-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 REB
1-4–5 2-0–2 2-0–2 0-1–1
2-0–2 1-0–1 1-1–2 0-0–0 0-0–0 0-0–0 0-0–0 PF
2
3
4
4
3 0
0
0
0
0
0
A
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
TO
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
B
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
S
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
PTS
3
0
5
1
6
2
0
1
2
0
0
1-1 0-0 0-5–5 1
0
0
0
0
2
0-0 Career: 3 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
Season: 3 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 4 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
Season: 4 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
Rebounds
Career: 5, twice; last vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Season: 5, twice; last vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Assists
Career: 1, four times; last vs. Penn State (1/4/14)
Season: 0
Blocked Shots
Career: 1, five times; last vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Season: 1, three times; last vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
0-0 0-0 Colbert’s CAREER STATISTICS
0-0 Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
2013-1422-0 121-5.5
13-26/.500
2014-1513-0 71-5.5
7-14/.500
TOTAL35-0 192-5.5 20-40/.500
20 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
0-0–0 1
0
0
0
0
0
Steals
Career: 1 vs. American (12/6/14)
Season: 1 vs. American (12/6/14)
3PM-A/%
0-3/.000
1-2/.500
1-5/.200
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
3-10/.300
9-8–17/0.8
7-11/.636
9-11–20/1.5
10-21/.476 18-19–37/1.1
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
19-1 4 3 2 0 29-1.3
18-0 0 3 2 1 22-1.7
37-14 64 1 51-1.5
11 Cosby
Cosby’s UI
Career Highs
Aaron
Minutes
Season: 37 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Redshirt junior // guard // 6-4 // 205
Points
Louisville, Ky. // Northfield mount Hermon (mass.) Prep // Seton hall Season: 19 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
2014-15 Notes: Fourth on the Illini in scoring, averaging 7.8 points … Tallied 16 points and six rebounds in Illinois
debut vs. Georgia Southern (11/14) … Equaled career high with five three-pointers and totaled 17 points vs. Coppin
State (11/16) … Season-high four assists vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Tallied 18 points vs. Brown (11/24) … Seasonhigh eight rebounds and four assists vs. Indiana State (11/27) … 13 points vs. Kennesaw State (12/27) … Seven
points and seven rebounds at Nebraska (1/11) … Poured in a season-high 19 points, including four three-pointers, in
a season-high 37 minutes at Northwestern (1/14).
Career Notes: Born July 31, 1992 … Majoring in sociology … Sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules … Played
in 65 career games during two years at Seton Hall, starting 58 times … Totaled 659 points (10.1 ppg) and shot 38.8
percent from 3-point range (132-340) … Started 27 of 31 games as a sophomore, ranking second on the team in
scoring with an average of 12.6 points … Scored in double figures in 21 games, with six 20-plus point performances
… Career-high 25 points vs. Connecticut (2/10/13) … Shot 40 percent from behind the arc (66-165), ranking sixth
in the Big East in 3-point percentage … Second on the team in assists with a 3.0 average … Set career high with
five 3-pointers at Notre Dame (1/5/13) … Started 31 of 34 games as a freshman, averaging 7.9 points and earning
Seton Hall Freshman Athlete of the Year honors … Also made 66 three-pointers as a rookie, shooting 37.7 percent
from long distance.
Cosby’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS MIN
Georgia Southern 1-1
30
Coppin State
1-1
18
Austin Peay
1-1
20
Brown
1-1
27
vs. Indiana State 1-1
27
vs. Baylor
1-1
27
at Miami
1-1
23
American
1-1
26
vs. Villanova
1-1
20
vs. Oregon
1-0
20
Hampton
1-0
23
vs. Missouri
1-0
26
Kennesaw State 1-0
23
at Michigan
1-0
30
at Ohio State
1-0
22
Maryland
1-1
30
at Nebraska
1-1
33
at Northwestern 1-1
37
Indiana
1-0
18
Purdue DNP-inj.
at Minnesota DNP-inj.
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
FG-A
5-12 5-7 2-8 5-10
3-10 0-6 1-10 2-6 1-8 1-9 1-4 1-4 5-10 2-9 2-8 1-9 2-7 7-15 0-5 3P-A FT-A
2-7 4-4 5-7 2-2 2-7 0-0 3-6 5-6
3-6 1-2 0-6 2-2 1-6 0-0 1-3 2-2 1-4 0-0 1-5 0-0 1-3 3-4 0-1 0-0 2-6 1-1 2-5 1-2 2-6 0-0 1-8 0-0 1-4 2-2 4-8 1-3 0-5 0-0 REB
1-5–6 0-2–2 0-1–1 0-1–1
0-8–8 0-6–6 2-1–3 1-2–3 0-2–2 0-2–2 0-4–4 0-7–7 0-1–1 0-2–2 1-0–1 0-5–5 1-6–7 0-5–5 0-3–3 PF
2 0
0
1
3
0
4 2
1
1 2 1
0 1
1 4 1 1 2
A
0
3
4
1
4
4
1
1
0
3
1
1
3
0
1
0
2
2
1
TO
3
2
0
1
2
2
0
3
2
0
4
0
1
0
1
1
2
0
1
B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
S
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
PTS
16
17
6
18
10
2
3
7
3
3
6
2
13
7
6
3
7
19
0
Field Goals
Season: 7 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Field Goal Attempts
Season: 15 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
3-Point Field Goals
Season: 5 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Season: 8, twice; last at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Free Throws
Season: 5 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Season: 6 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Rebounds
Season: 8 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Assists
Season: 4, three times; last vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
Blocked Shots
Season: 0
Steals
Season: 1, five times; last at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Cosby’s CAREER Statistics at Seton hall
Year
G-GS
2011-12 34-31 2012-1331-27
TOTAL 65-58
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
1015-29.9 89-241/.369 66-175/.377 24-42/.571 17-51-68/2.0 43-0 967-31.2 123-289/.426 66-165/.400 79-105/.752
14-64-78/2.5
48-1
1982-30.5 212-530/.400 132-340/.388103-147/.701 31-115–146/2.2 91-1
Cosby’s UI CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
2013-14
DNP – Transfer
2014-1519-13 480-25.3
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
46-157/.293 32-103/.311
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FTM-A/%
24-30/.800
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
6-63–69/3.6
PF-DQ
A
TO
48 42 92 87
140129
A
TO
B
2
1
3
S
PTS-Avg
22 268-7.9
13 391-12.6
35 659-10.1
B
S
PTS-Avg
5
148-7.8
27-0 32 25 0
32Egwu
Nnanna
Egwu’s
Career/season Highs
Minutes
Career: 38 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Season: 38 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Senior // forward/center // 6-11 // 250
Chicago, ill. // Saint Ignatius H.S.
2014-15 Notes: Ranks as Illinois’ all-time leader in career blocked shots with 181 blocks … Third in the Big Ten with 1.9
blocks per game … Blocked four shots in season opener vs. Georgia Southern (11/14) … Season-high 13 points vs. Austin
Peay (11/21) … Nine points and eight rebounds vs. Brown (11/24) … 10 points vs. Indiana State (11/27) and eight rebounds
vs. Baylor (11/28) in Las Vegas Invitational … Eight points and nine rebounds at Miami (12/2) … Game-high seven rebounds
and three blocks vs. American (12/6) … Eight points and nine rebounds vs. Villanova (12/9) … 10 points and seven rebounds
vs. Oregon (12/13) … Equaled a career-high five blocks to go along with 10 points and five rebounds vs. Hampton (12/17) …
11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks vs. Maryland (1/7) … Season-high 10 rebounds at Nebraska (1/11) … Broke Deon
Thomas’ career blocked shots school record and became Illinois’ all-time leader by rejecting five shots to tie his career high
vs. Purdue (1/21) … Equaled career-high three steals at Minnesota (1/24) … Has hit eight three-pointers this season after
making six during his first three years.
Career Notes: Born Oct. 22, 1992 … Majoring in communication … Started all 35 games last year, ranking fifth on the team
in scoring with average of 6.9 points … Led Illini in rebounding on the season with average of 6.0 boards … First in Big Ten
in offensive rebounding, grabbing 2.5 per game … Led Illini and ranked second in Big Ten in blocked shots, averaging 2.1
bpg … Total of 73 blocked shots ranked second on UI all-time single-season list … Set career high with 14 rebounds vs.
Ohio State (2/15/14) … Recorded third career double-double with season-high 14 points and 11 rebounds to go along with
four blocks at Minnesota (2/19/14) … Equaled season high with 14 points at Iowa (3/8/14) … Tied career highs in blocks
(5) and minutes (36) vs. Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament Opening Round (3/13/14) … Started 35 games as a sophomore,
averaging 6.5 points … Led team in rebounding with average of 4.9 rpg … Fourth in Big Ten in blocked shots, averaging 1.4
bpg … Scored career-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. Ohio State (1/5/13) … Recorded first career double-double with
12 points and season-high 12 rebounds vs. Miami in NCAA Tournament Third Round (3/24/13) … Played in all 32 games as
a freshman, starting three times … Averaged 1.9 ppg and 1.5 rpg.
Egwu’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
G-GS
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
MIN
27
18
23
26
16
33
35
27
34
31
27
29
20
27
27
38
35
26
27
28
27
FG-A
2-4 2-3 6-9 3-10
4-5 2-6 4-11 2-3 3-5 3-10 4-6 3-6 3-4 3-6 2-6 4-8 1-4 3-4 0-1 5-10 2-6 Egwu’s CAREER STATISTICS
3P-A FT-A
REB
PF
1-2 0-0 0-1–1 3 0-1 2-2 1-1–2 1 1-2 0-0 0-3–3 2 0-3 3-3 5-3–8 3
2-2 0-0 0-5–5 4 0-0 0-0 5-3–8 4 0-3 0-0 3-6–9 4 1-1 0-0 0-7–7 3 1-1 1-2 6-3–9 3 0-1 4-4 3-4–7 1 1-1 1-2 2-3–5 1 0-1 0-0 2-1–3 3 0-1 1-1 1-2–3 3 0-0 2-2 1-4–5 5-1 0-1 3-4 0-2–2 3 0-2 3-4 2-7–9 3 0-1 0-0 2-8–10 3 0-0 0-0 2-2–4 4 0-0 0-0 1-1–2 5-2 0-0 1-1 3-4–7 4 1-2 2-2 1-3–4 3 Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
2011-12 32-3 313-9.8 27-57/.474 0-0/.000
2012-1336-35 913-25.4 103-224/.460 1-6/.167
2013-1435-35 1038-29.7 101-244/.414 5-23/.217
2014-1521-21 581-27.7
61-127/.480 8-25/.320
TOTAL 124-94 2845-22.9 292-652/.448 14-54/.259
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A
2
2
2
3
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
2
0
0
TO
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
4
1
0
2
0
0
2
2
1
2
0
2
0
1
B
4
3
0
1
1
2
1
3
0
2
5
0
1
1
1
4
2
1
0
5
2
S
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
3
3
PTS
5
6
13
9
10
4
8
5
8
10
10
6
7
8
7
11
2
6
0
11
7
Points
Career: 16 vs. Ohio State (1/5/13)
Season: 13 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Field Goals
Career: 7, twice; last vs. Wisconsin (2/3/13)
Season: 6 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 14 vs. Wisconsin (2/3/13)
Season: 11 at Miami (12/2/14)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 2, three times; last vs. Indiana State
(11/27/14)
Season: 2 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 5 vs. Indiana (12/31/13)
Season: 3, twice; last at Miami (12/2/14)
Free Throws
Career: 4, four times; last vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Season: 4 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 5, twice; last at Iowa (3/8/14)
Season: 4, three times; last vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Rebounds
Career: 14 vs. Ohio State (2/15/14)
Season: 10 at Nebraska (1/11/15)
Assists
Career: 3, twice; last vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Season: 3 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Blocked Shots
Career: 5, five times; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 5, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Steals
Career: 3, four times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 3, twice; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
6-13/.462 21-27–48/1.5
28-44/.636
78-97–175/4.9
35-45/.778 89-122–211/6.0
23-27/.852
40-73–113/5.4
92-129/.713 228-319–547/4.4
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
61-2 6 2220 6 60-1.9
110-8 19 37 49 23 235-6.5
109-4 15 39 73 12 242-6.9
65-2 18 21 39 11 153-7.3
345-16 58 119181 52 690-5.6
43Finke
Finke’s
Career Highs
Michael
Minutes
Season: 0
Freshman // forward // 6-10 // 220
Champaign, ill. // Centennial h.s.
Points
Season: 0
2014-15 Notes: Currently planning to redshirt this season.
Career Notes: Born April 26, 1996 … Majoring in communication … Averaged 19.6 points and 9.3 rebounds
as a senior at Centennial High School… Scored a career-high 42 points in a win over Kankakee (2/25/14) …
First-team All-State by Associated Press, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois
Basketball Coaches Association … Two-time News-Gazette All-Area Player of the Year … Finished prep career
ranked fourth all-time at Centennial in scoring with 1,425 points and second all-time in rebounding with 711
boards.
Field Goals
Season: 0
Field Goal Attempts
Season: 0
3-Point Field Goals
Season: 0
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Season: 0
Free Throws
Season: 0
Free Throw Attempts
Season: 0
Rebounds
Season: 0
Finke’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
MIN
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
FG-A
MIN-Avg
-
REB
PF
A
TO
B
S
PTS
Season: 0
Blocked Shots
Season: 0
Steals
Season: 0
Finke’s CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
2014-15-
3P-A FT-A
Assists
FGM-A/%
-
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3PM-A/%
-
FTM-A/%
-
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
-
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
- - - - - -
21 Hill
Malcolm
Hill’s
Career/season Highs
Minutes
Career: 39, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 39, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Sophomore // guard // 6-6 // 230
Fairview heights, ill. // Belleville east h.s.
2014-15 Notes: Second on the Illini in scoring (14.0 ppg) and rebounding (5.4 rpg) … Averaging 15.6 ppg in conference games (T-8th in Big Ten) … Ranks seventh in the Big Ten with 2.2 offensive rebounds per game and 10th with a
.414 three-point field goal percentage … 11 points and seven rebounds in season opener vs. Georgia Southern (11/14)
… Registered career highs in rebounds (9) and assists (4) vs. Coppin State (11/16) along with scoring 13 points …
16 points on 6-of-7 shooting vs. Austin Peay … 11 points and five boards vs. Brown (11/24) … 17 points, including
a career-best 11-of-12 from the free throw line, vs. Indiana State (11/27) … Second straight game in the Las Vegas
Invitational with 17 points vs. Baylor (11/28) … 13 points at Miami (12/2) and vs. American (12/6) … 20 points
vs. Villanova (12/9) at Madison Square Garden … 16 points and equaled career-high nine rebounds vs. Kennesaw
State (12/27) … Team-high 19 points and seven rebounds at Michigan (12/30) … Career-high 28 points, including
a career-best 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, in a career-high 39 minutes vs. Maryland (1/7) … Career-high three steals
vs. Indiana (1/18) … Notched a game-high 18 points and equaled a career-high four assists vs. Purdue (1/21) …
Equaled a career-high four three-pointers with a team-high 18 points at Minnesota (1/24) … Has increased scoring
from 4.4 ppg as a freshman to 14.0 ppg as a sophomore.
Career Notes: Born Oct. 26, 1995 … Enrolled in the Division of General Studies (undeclared) … Played in all 35 games
last season, starting final 12 … Averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds on the year, with those averages increasing to
6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds as a starter … Season-high 11 points in first career start at Penn State (2/9/14) … Hit
two threes and entered double figures with 10 points and five rebounds at Michigan State (3/1/14) … 10 points and
season-high eight rebounds at Boston U in the NIT First Round (3/19/14) … Made nine of his final 15 three-point attempts on the year … Consensus national top-75 recruit averaged 25.3 points, 6.1 rebounds 2.3 steals and 1.9 blocks
as a senior at Belleville East High School … Finished third in voting for Illinois Mr. Basketball … First-team All-State
selection … St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year … Belleville East’s all-time leading scorer with 2,067
career points … Set school single-season scoring record as a senior with 708 points.
Hill’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
G-GS
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
MIN
28
20
23
24
24
24
27
24
35
26
25
31
20
36
30
39
34
35
34
39
36
FG-A
2-6 6-9 6-7 4-8
3-7 6-11 5-10 6-10 8-16 3-11 2-5 3-7 6-7 7-12 3-6 9-18 4-15 3-9 5-10 5-12 5-17 Hill’s CAREER STATISTICS
3P-A FT-A
REB
0-0 7-10 3-4–7 1-1 0-0 5-4–9 0-1 4-6 4-2–6 1-2 2-4 3-2–5
0-1 11-12 3-5–8 2-3 3-3 0-3–3 1-3 2-5 2-4–6 1-2 0-0 2-1–3 1-3 3-5 2-3–5 0-0 0-0 3-4–7 0-2 2-3 0-3–3 0-2 4-5 3-0–3 2-2 2-3 2-7–9 1-2 4-4 3-4–7 1-3 1-2 0-3–3 4-7 6-7 3-4–7 2-6 2-3 0-3–3 0-3 4-4 4-2–6 1-4 1-3 2-3–5 2-3 6-6 1-5–6 4-8 4-4 2-1–3 Career: 28 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Season: 28 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Field Goals
Career: 9 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Season: 9 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 18 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Season: 18 vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 4, twice; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 4, twice; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 8 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 8 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Free Throws
Career: 11 vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
Season: 11 vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
PF
3
2 3 3
2 3 2 3 3
4
3 2 2 2 0
2 2 1 0 0 1 A
0
4
3
1
0
0
3
0
2
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
2
4
1
TO
3
2
2
0
1
1
3
2
2
2
3
2
0
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
3
B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
2013-1435-12 495-14.1
46-120/.383 15-44/.341 47-61/.770
2014-1521-21 614-29.2 101-213/.474 24-58/.414 68-89/.764
TOTAL 56-33 1109-19.8 147-333/.441 39-102/.382115-150/.767
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Points
S
1
2
1
1
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
1
1
3
0
2
PTS
11
13
16
11
17
17
13
13
20
6
6
10
16
19
8
28
12
10
12
18
18
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 12 vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
Season: 12 vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
Rebounds
Career: 9, twice; last vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Season: 9, twice; last vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Assists
Career: 4, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 4, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Blocked Shots
Career: 1, eight times; last at Northwestern
(1/14/15)
Season: 1, four times; last at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Steals
Career: 3 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Season: 3 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
21-64–85/2.4
34-0
47-67–114/5.4
43-0
68-131–199/3.6 77-0
A
23
25
48
TO
30
37
67
B
4
4
8
S
PTS-Avg
10 154-4.4
20 294-14.0
30 448-8.0
10 LaTulip
LaTulip’s
Career/season Highs
Mike
Minutes
Career: 13 vs. Alabama State (11/8/13)
Season: 10 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Junior // guard // 6-1 // 170
Arlington heights, ill. // Prospect h.s.
2014-15 Notes: Has appeared in 10 games on the season … Seven points and career-high three rebounds vs.
Coppin State (11/16) … Scored career-high nine points in eight minutes vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Combined
for 16 points over that two-game stretch after totaling 30 points in first 28 career games … Hit a three-pointer
vs. American (12/6) and Hampton (12/17).
Career Notes: Born Dec. 7, 1993 … Majoring in communication … Played in 12 games last season, scoring
11 points … Season-high six points and career-high two three-pointers in opener vs. Alabama State (11/8/13)
… Three points vs. Jacksonville State (11/10/13) … Played in 16 games as a freshman … Made 4-of-11 shots
from the field, including 3-of-9 from 3-point land, and a perfect 8-for-8 at the line … Scored career-high seven
points in eight minutes vs. St. Francis-N.Y. (11/12/11) … Prospect High School’s all-time leading scorer with
1,484 points … Averaged 22 points, four assists and 2.7 rebounds as a senior … Made 75 three-pointers on
the season while shooting 38.5 percent from behind the arc … Scored a career-high 44 points and hit seven
three-pointers vs. Buffalo Grove (2/10/12).
Points
Career: 9 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 9 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Field Goals
Career: 3 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 3 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 4, twice; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 4 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 2 vs. Alabama State (11/8/13)
Season: 1, four times; last vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 3, twice; last vs. Alabama State (11/8/13)
Season: 2, twice; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
LATULIP’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
1-0
Austin Peay
1-0
Brown
1-0
vs. Indiana State 1-0
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
1-0
vs. Villanova
1-0
vs. Oregon
Hampton
1-0
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State 1-0
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
1-0
at Minnesota
1-0
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
MIN
DNP
10
8
2
3
DNP
DNP
2
1
DNP
3
DNP
6
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
1
4
FG-A
3P-A FT-A
1-3 3-4 0-0
0-1 1-2 1-2 0-0
0-1 1-1 0-0 Free Throws
REB
PF
A
TO
B
S
PTS
4-4 2-2 0-0
0-0 0-3–3 0-1–1 0-0–0
0-0–0 2 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
7
9
0
0
1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0–0 0-0–0 0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0–0 0
0
0
0
0
3
0-2 0-1 0-0 0-2–2 0
0
0
0
0
0
Career: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Season: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Season: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Rebounds
Career: 3 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Season: 3 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Assists
Career: 1, twice; last vs. Bradley (11/17/13)
Season: 0
Blocked Shots
Career: 0
Season: 0
0-0 0-0 laTulip’s CAREER STATISTICS
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0–0 0-1–1 0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Steals
Career: 1, twice; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Season: 1 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
2012-1316-0 38-2.4
4-11/.364
3-9/.333
8-8/1.000
0-2–2/0.1
3-0 0 1 0 0 19-1.2
2013-1412-0 44-3.7
3-9/.333
3-9/.333
2-4/.500
0-3–3/0.3
7-0 2 1 0 1 11-0.9
2014-1510-0 40-4.0
6-12/.500
4-8/.500
6-6/1.000
0-7–7/0.7
3-0 0 1 0 1 22-2.2
TOTAL38-0 122-3.2 13-32/.406 10-26/.385 16-18/.889 0-12–12/0.3 13-02 30 2 52-1.4
25 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
45Liss
Liss’
Career Highs
Cameron
Minutes
Season: 3, twice; last vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Freshman // forward // 6-6 // 200
Northbrook, ill. // Glenbrook north h.s.
Points
2014-15 Notes: Has appeared in seven games … Made Illini debut vs. Coppin State (11/16) … Grabbed first
career rebound vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Scored first career point vs. Brown (11/24) … Third consecutive game
with a rebound vs. Indiana State (11/27).
Career Notes: Born May 4, 1996 … Majoring in business … Averaged 12 points, 6.5 rebounds and three assists
as a senior at Glenbrook North High School … Team captain … Kurland-Schnurr Thanksgiving All-Tournament
Team selection … Two-time winner of the Full Package Athletics/Central Suburban League Insider Triple Threat
Player of the Week.
Season: 1 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Field Goals
Season: 0
Field Goal Attempts
Season: 0
3-Point Field Goals
Season: 0
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Season: 0
Free Throws
Season: 1 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Season: 2 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Rebounds
Season: 1, three times; last vs. Indiana State
(11/27/14)
LISS’ 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
1-0
Austin Peay
1-0
Brown
1-0
vs. Indiana State 1-0
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
1-0
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
1-0
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State 1-0
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
MIN
DNP
3
3
2
1
DNP
DNP
1
DNP
DNP
1
DNP
1
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
LISS’ CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
2014-157-0
MIN-Avg
12-1.7
FG-A
3P-A FT-A
0-0 0-0 0-0
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2
0-0 REB
PF
A
TO
B
S
PTS
0-0–0 0-1–1 0-1–1
0-1–1 0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Assists
Season: 0
Blocked Shots
Season: 0
Steals
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0–0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0–0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0–0 0
0
0
0
0
0
FGM-A/%
0-0/.000
26 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
3PM-A/%
0-0/.000
FTM-A/%
1-2/.500
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
0-3–3/0.4
Season: 0
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
1-0 0 1 0 0 1-0.1
22 Morgan
Maverick
Morgan’s
Career/season Highs
Minutes
Career: 17 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Season: 17 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Sophomore // center // 6-10 // 250
Springboro, Ohio // Springboro h.s.
2014-15 Notes: Has played in 20 games, averaging 3.0 points per game … Six points in a career-high 17
minutes vs. Coppin State (11/16) … Five points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Five
points vs. Brown (11/24) … Tallied a career-high eight points and grabbed four rebounds vs. American (12/6)
… Tied career high with two blocks vs. Oregon (12/13) … Five points vs. Hampton (12/17) … Seven points and
a career-high five rebounds vs. Kennesaw State (12/27) … Seven points and four rebounds at Minnesota (1/24).
Career Notes: Born Aug. 28, 1994 … Enrolled in the Division of General Studies (undeclared) … Played in all
35 games last season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds … Four points and career-high four rebounds at
UNLV (11/26/13) … Five points vs. Auburn (12/8/13) … Matched career high with four rebounds vs. Dartmouth
(12/10/13) … Five points at Wisconsin (1/8/14) … Four points and equaled career high with four rebounds at
Penn State (2/9/14) … Career-high six points, including 4-of-6 from the free throw line, vs. Michigan (3/4/14)
… Averaged 24.7 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks as a senior at Springboro High School, shooting 61.7
percent from the field … Ohio Division I Player of the Year by the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association …
First-team All-Ohio.
Points
Career: 8 vs. American (12/6/14)
Season: 8 vs. American (12/6/14)
Field Goals
Career: 3, four times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 3, four times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 6 vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Season: 6 vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 0
Season: 0
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 0
Season: 0
Free Throws
Morgan’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS
Georgia Southern 1-0
Coppin State
1-0
Austin Peay
1-0
Brown
1-0
vs. Indiana State 1-0
vs. Baylor
1-0
at Miami
American
1-0
vs. Villanova
1-0
vs. Oregon
1-0
Hampton
1-0
vs. Missouri
1-0
Kennesaw State 1-0
at Michigan
1-0
at Ohio State
1-0
Maryland
1-0
at Nebraska
1-0
at Northwestern 1-0
Indiana
1-0
Purdue
1-0
at Minnesota
1-0
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
MIN
4
17
9
8
11
4
DNP
11
6
9
10
7
16
15
16
4
10
14
4
12
13
FG-A
1-1 3-5 1-1 2-2
1-2 0-0 3P-A FT-A
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 1-2
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 REB
0-0–0 0-2–2 0-3–3 0-0–0
0-2–2 0-0–0 PF
0 0 1
0
4
4
A
0
0
0
0
0
0
TO
1
2
0
0
1
0
B
0
1
2
1
0
0
S
0
0
0
0
0
0
PTS
2
6
5
5
2
0
3-5 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-2 3-6 1-3 2-2 0-4 1-2 0-3 1-1 0-2 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1–4 2-0–2 0-1–1 1-0–1 1-0–1 2-3–5 0-3–3 1-0–1 2-0–2 1-0–1 1-0–1 0-0–0 1-0–1 3-1–4 3 0
1 0 0
0
0
4 0
0
2 0 1
2 0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
8
0
2
5
0
7
2
4
0
2
0
2
0
7
Morgan’s CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
2013-1435-0
2014-1520-0
TOTAL 55-0
MIN-Avg
250-7.1
200-10.0
450-8.2
2-2 0-0 2-2 3-4 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
21-36/.583
0-0/.000 10-15/.667
20-23–43/1.2
23-47/.489
0-0/.000 13-17/.765
18-16–34/1.7
44-83/.530 0-0/.000 23-32/.719 38-39–77/1.4
27 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Career: 4 vs. Michigan (3/4/14)
Season: 3, twice; last vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 6 vs. Michigan (3/4/14)
Season: 4, twice; last vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Rebounds
Career: 5 vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Season: 5 vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Assists
Career: 1, five times; last at Michigan (12/30/14)
Season: 1 at Michigan (12/30/14)
Blocked Shots
Career: 2, twice; last vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Season: 2, twice; last vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Steals
Career: 1, five times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 1, twice; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
PF-DQ
45-0
22-0
67-0
A
3
2
5
TO
B
13 8
9 10
2218
S
PTS-Avg
3 52-1.5
2 59-3.0
5 111-2.0
25 Nunn
Kendrick
Nunn’s
Career/season Highs
Minutes
Career: 39 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Season: 39 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Sophomore // guard // 6-3 // 190
Chicago, ill. // Simeon h.s.
2014-15 Notes: Third on team in scoring, averaging 11.0 points … Ranks third in the Big Ten with a .452 three-point field goal
percentage … Second on team and 15th in the Big Ten with 1.2 steals per game … 13 points and five rebounds vs. Coppin
State (11/16) … Finished 4-of-4 on three-pointers en route to 14 points and three steals vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … 12 points
on 5-of-8 shooting vs. Brown (11/24) … 10 points and three steals vs. Indiana State (11/27) in the Las Vegas Invitational
… Career-high four steals vs. American (12/6) … Equaled career high with four assists vs. Oregon (12/13) … Notched 16
points with four three-pointers vs. Hampton (12/17) … Nine points and five rebounds vs. Missouri (12/20) … Six rebounds
vs. Maryland (1/7) … 12 points and tied a career-high four steals at Nebraska (1/11) … Notched a career-high 25 points and
hit clutch free throws down the stretch to finish a career-best 5-of-5 at the charity stripe at Northwestern (1/14) … Posted a
game-high 24 points, including a career-best 6-of-10 on three-pointers, vs. Indiana (1/18) … Career-high seven rebounds vs.
Purdue (1/21) … Team-high 18 points at Minnesota (1/24).
Career Notes: Born Aug. 3, 1995 … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (general curriculum) … Played in all
35 games last season, starting last 12 contests … Big Ten All-Freshman Team … Averaged 6.2 points and 1.7 rebounds on
the year, with those averages improving to 10.3 points and 2.4 rebounds as a starter … Scored career-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers, in first career start at Penn State (2/9/14) … Big Ten Freshman of the Week after hitting career-high five
threes on seven attempts and equaling career high with 19 points at Minnesota (2/19/14) … Grabbed career-high six rebounds
and equaled career high with four assists at Michigan State (3/1/14) … Second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
after averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Nebraska and Michigan State wins ... Big Ten Freshman of the
Week for third consecutive week after performances vs. Michigan (14 points on 3/14/14) and at Iowa (10 points and career-high
four assists on 3/8/14) … 10 points and four rebounds in back-to-back Big Ten Tournament games vs. Indiana (3/13/14) and
Michigan (3/14/14) … Consensus national top-75 recruit helped lead Simeon High School to four straight state championships, equaling the IHSA’s record for consecutive titles … Averaged 14.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists as a senior,
earning first-team All-State honors … Member of the USA Basketball Team that won a gold medal at the 2012 FIBA U17 World
Championships in Lithuania ... Also competed for USA Basketball in 2011, winning a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16
Championships in Mexico.
Nunn’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
G-GS
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
MIN
18
24
19
21
23
23
29
22
20
30
26
26
25
25
26
30
36
38
39
36
38
FG-A
0-2 5-12 5-8 5-8
4-10 3-8 3-6 2-7 4-7 2-5 6-9 3-9 3-9 1-4 2-5 3-6 5-14 8-13 9-13 4-15 6-14 Nunn’s CAREER STATISTICS
3P-A
0-1 3-7 4-4 1-2
0-1 1-3 2-5 0-1 1-2 0-2 4-6 1-3 0-2 1-3 2-3 1-3 2-8 4-7 6-10 1-5 4-6 FT-A
0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1
2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 4-6 0-0 0-0 5-5 0-0 5-6 2-3 REB
0-0–0 1-4–5 0-2–2 0-4–4
2-2–4 0-0–0 0-4–4 0-2–2 0-0–0 0-4–4 0-4–4 1-4–5 1-1–2 0-0–0 0-4–4 0-6–6 0-4–4 0-5–5 0-2–2 1-6–7 1-2–3 PF
0
1 0 2
1 1
0 0
1
0
2 2
4 1
1 4 3 0 3 1 4 A
3
2
1
1
1
2
0
1
1
4
3
1
4
1
3
1
1
2
2
2
1
TO
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
2
1
1
0
1
0
4
2
1
1
0
2
2
1
B
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
S
0
1
3
1
3
1
1
4
0
0
0
2
1
0
1
2
4
1
0
1
0
PTS
0
13
14
12
10
7
8
6
9
6
16
9
7
3
10
7
12
25
24
14
18
Points
Career: 25 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Season: 25 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
Field Goals
Career: 9 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Season: 9 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 15 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 15 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 6 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Season: 6 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 10 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Season: 10 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Free Throws
Career: 5, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 5, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 6, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 6, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Rebounds
Career: 7 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Season: 7 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Assists
Career: 4, five times; last vs. Kennesaw State
(12/27/14)
Season: 4, twice; last vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
Blocked Shots
Career: 1, nine times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 1, four times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Steals
Career: 4, twice; last at Nebraska (1/11/15)
Season: 4, twice; last at Nebraska (1/11/15)
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
2013-1435-12 682-19.5
83-182/.456 31-80/.388 21-26/.808
7-51–58/1.7
2014-1521-12 574-27.3
83-184/.451 38-84/.452 26-31/.839
7-60–67/3.2
TOTAL 56-241256-22.4 166-366/.45469-164/.421 47-57/.825 14-111–125/2.2
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PF-DQ
A
TO
B
41-0 39 35 5
31-0 37 22 4
72-0 76 57 9
S
PTS-Avg
21 218-6.2
26 230-11.0
47448-8.0
24Rice
Rice’s UI
Career/season Highs
Rayvonte
Minutes
Career: 42 vs. Indiana (12/31/13)
Season: 37 vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
Redshirt Senior // guard // 6-4 // 230
Champaign, ill. // Centennial h.s. // Drake
Points
2014-15 Notes: Currently sidelined after fracturing bone in left hand on Jan. 5 … Leads team in scoring with 17.2 ppg, rebounding
with 6.9 rpg, steals with 1.8 spg and three-point field goal percentage at .483 … Six 20-point games … Game-high 24 points with
six rebounds in opener vs. Georgia Southern (11/14) … 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals vs. Coppin State (11/16) … Doubledouble with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Brown (11/24) … Game-high 21 points and tied career high with five steals vs. Indiana
State (11/27) … Team-high 17 points vs. Baylor (11/28) … Third career double-double with 22 points and career-high 12 rebounds
at Miami (12/2) … Equaled career high with 29 points, including a career-high five three-pointers, vs. Oregon (12/13) … Game-high
19 points and hit game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in 62-59 win over Missouri (12/20) … 21 points on 7-of-7 shooting vs.
Kennesaw State (12/27) … 11 rebounds and a career-high six assists at Michigan (12/30) … Team-high 20 points at Ohio State (1/3).
Career Notes: Born July 14, 1992 … Majoring in sociology … Started all 35 games last season, earning honorable Mention All-Big Ten
honors and named team’s Most Outstanding Player … Led Illini in scoring with average of 15.9 points (eighth in Big Ten) … Second
on UI in rebounding, averaging 6.0 rpg, just one rebound shy of team lead for the season … Team-leader in steals with average of
1.4 spg (sixth in Big Ten) … Led Illini in scoring 20 times, had ten 20-point games and reached double figures 31 times … Recorded
first double-double as an Illini with 25 points, including game-winning layup, and 10 rebounds at UNLV (11/26/13) … Named Big Ten
Player of the Week on Dec. 2, 2013 after averaging 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in the UNLV and IPFW wins …
Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 30, 2013 following his 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting vs. UIC (12/28/13) … Matched
career high with 29 points vs. Indiana (12/31/13) … Career-high five steals at Michigan State (March 1) … Game-high 28 points
on 11-of-14 shooting at Boston U in the NIT First Round (3/19/14) … Sat out 2012-13 season per NCAA transfer rules … Played in
64 career games during two seasons at Drake, totaling 983 points and 339 rebounds … Second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference
pick in 2012 … Led Drake and ranked third in the MVC in scoring as a sophomore, averaging 16.8 points … Second on the team with
average of 5.8 rebounds … Led the MVC in steals at 1.9 per game … Scored career-high 29 points vs. Central Arkansas on (12/21/11)
… Collected career-high 14 rebounds vs. Wichita State on (1/28/12) … Missouri Valley All-Freshman Team and All-Newcomer Team
selection in 2011 … Set Drake freshman scoring record with 428 points (13.8 ppg).
Rice’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
G-GS
Georgia Southern 1-1 Coppin State
1-1
Austin Peay
1-1
Brown
1-1
vs. Indiana State 1-1
vs. Baylor
1-1
at Miami
1-1
American
1-1
vs. Villanova
1-1
vs. Oregon
1-1
Hampton
1-1
vs. Missouri
1-1
Kennesaw State 1-1
at Michigan
1-1
at Ohio State
1-1
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
MIN
32
22
23
26
27
30
34
28
37
29
23
28
22
35
33
DNP-inj.
DNP-inj.
DNP-inj.
DNP-inj.
DNP-inj.
DNP-inj.
FG-A
8-12 5-9 6-6 4-8
6-12 6-13 8-16 1-7 5-15 9-16 4-12 7-15 7-7 3-11 7-8 3P-A FT-A
REB
PF
3-4 5-7 1-5–6 2 1-2 3-3 1-7–8 0 3-3 1-2 1-5–6 1 2-4 5-6 5-5–10 0
2-4 7-8 1-6–7 1 1-4 4-8 0-7–7 3 2-6 4-5 5-7–12 2 0-3 8-8 0-2–2 2 0-3 0-0 1-4–5 3 5-7 6-8 2-2–4 4 1-5 3-3 1-4–5 4 2-4 3-3 1-6–7 2 2-2 5-6 0-6–6 0 1-4 1-2 2-9–11 3 4-5 2-2 1-6–7 4 A
3
1
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
3
2
6
4
TO
2
0
2
2
2
0
0
0
2
2
2
1
1
3
3
B
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
RICE’S CAREER Statistics at Drake
Year
G-GS
2010-1131-31
2011-1233-31
TOTAL 64-62
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
934-30.1 143-356/.402 39-132/.295 103-148/.696
1,101-33.4 190-436/.436 27-112/.241 148-209/.708
2,035-31.8 333-792/.420 66-244/.270 251-357/.703
Rice’s UI CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
2012-13
DNP – Transfer
2013-1435-35 1146-32.7 192-447/.430 46-156/.295 125-171/.731
2014-1515-15 429-28.6
86-167/.515 29-60/.483 57-71/.803
TOTAL 50-50 1575-31.5 278-614/.453 75-216/.347182-242/.752
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S
1
4
2
2
5
3
0
0
4
3
1
0
0
1
1
PTS
24
14
16
15
21
17
22
10
10
29
12
19
21
8
20
Career: 29, twice; last vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Season: 29 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Field Goals
Career: 11 at Boston U (3/19/14)
Season: 9 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 21 at Wisconsin (1/8/14)
Season: 16, twice; last vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 5 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Season: 5 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 9 at Georgia Tech (12/3/3)
Season: 7 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Free Throws
Career: 11 vs. Indiana (12/31/13)
Season: 8 vs. American (12/6/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 15 vs. Indiana (12/31/13)
Season: 8, four times; last vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Rebounds
Career: 12 at Miami (12/2/14)
Season: 12 at Miami (12/2/14)
Assists
Career: 6 at Michigan (12/30/14)
Season: 6 at Michigan (12/30/14)
Blocked Shots
Career: 2, four times; last vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Season: 2 vs. Brown (11/24/14)
Steals
Career: 5, twice; last vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Season: 5 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
37-112–149/4.8
84-1 51 61 26
42-148–190/5.8 103-4 52 83 25
79-260–339/5.3 187-5103144 51
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
S
PTS-Avg
42 428-13.8
63 555-16.8
105983-15.4
S
PTS-Avg
44-166–210/6.0
86-0 53 55 12 58 555-15.9
22-81–103/6.9
31-0 33 22 5 27 258-17.2
66-247–313/6.3 117-086 77 17 85813-16.3
3 Starks
STARKS’ UI
Career Highs
Ahmad
Minutes
Season: 33 vs. Missouri (12/20/14)
Redshirt senior // guard // 5-9 // 170
Chicago, ill. // Whitney young h.s. // Oregon state
Points
Season: 19 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
2014-15 Notes: Fifth on team in scoring (7.4 ppg) and second in assists (2.8 apg) … Eclipsed 1,000 career points after tallying 10 points in Illini debut vs. Georgia Southern (11/14) … 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting along with five assists vs. Coppin
State (11/16) … 12 points vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Four assists vs. Brown (11/24) … Seven points and five assists vs. Baylor (11/28) … Five points and a season-high four rebounds vs. Oregon (12/13) … 13 points vs. Missouri (12/20) … 10 points
and four assists at Northwestern (1/14) … Season highs in points (19), three-pointers (5), and assists (6) vs. Indiana (1/18).
Career Notes: Born Sept. 11, 1992 … Majoring in sociology … Sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules … Career doublefigure scorer at Oregon State, averaging 10.2 points in 97 games … Totaled 991 points, finishing his OSU career just nine
points shy of 1,000 … Oregon State’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals with 185 … Started 27 of 32 games as a junior,
averaging 10.4 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals … Shot 39.5 percent from behind the arc (64-162), ranking sixth in the
Pac-12 in 3-point percentage … Scored career-high 33 points against New Mexico State (11/11/12) … Tied OSU school record
with career-high seven 3-pointers en route to 25-point effort at Kansas (11/30/12) … Averaged career-high 12.1 points with
2.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals as a sophomore … Started 35 games and scored in double figures 24 times, led by
season-high 24 points versus California (1/5/12) … Shot 37.1 percent from behind the arc and made 79 three-pointers, ranking second on the all-time OSU single-season list … Played in 30 games as a freshman, averaging 7.8 points.
Field Goals
Season: 7 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Field Goal Attempts
Season: 13, twice; last at Northwestern (1/14/15)
3-Point Field Goals
Season: 5 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Season: 8 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Free Throws
Season: 5 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
Starks’ 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
G-GS
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
MIN
26
19
17
22
21
31
27
21
25
28
24
33
18
20
31
20
20
24
26
23
30
FG-A
2-11 7-10 5-10 2-6
1-5 2-9 1-10 3-5 2-5 2-6 2-5 6-13 2-7 2-6 1-8 1-6 1-7 4-13 5-10 1-9 3-10 3P-A FT-A
1-4 5-5 4-6 0-0 2-4 0-0 1-3 0-0
1-4 0-0 2-7 1-2 1-7 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-4 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-7 0-0 1-5 2-2 1-1 0-0 0-5 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-7 0-0 0-5 2-2 5-8 4-4 0-2 0-0 2-7 0-0 Free Throw Attempts
REB
1-1–2 0-2–2 0-2–2 0-2–2
1-1–2 0-3–3 0-1–1 0-1–1 0-1–1 1-3–4 0-1–1 0-0–0 0-1–1 0-1–1 0-1–1 0-3–3 0-0–0 0-1–1 0-2–2 0-1–1 0-0–0 PF
2
2 1 2
1
3
2
1 4 3 3 1
1
1
1 3 2
0 1 0
2
A
2
5
2
4
3
5
1
3
4
4
3
2
2
0
4
2
1
4
6
1
1
TO
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
4
1
1
1
2
1
3
1
0
0
1
1
1
B
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
S
1
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
3
1
1
0
0
0
1
PTS
10
18
12
5
3
7
3
7
5
5
5
13
7
5
4
5
3
10
19
2
8
Season: 5 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
Rebounds
Season: 4 vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Assists
Season: 6 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Blocked Shots
Season: 1, three times; last at Northwestern
(1/14/15)
Steals
Season: 3 at Ohio State (1/3/15)
Starks’ CAREER Statistics at Oregon state
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
2010-1130-11 660-22.0
2011-12 35-35 1087-31.1
2012-1332-27 937-29.3
TOTAL 97-73 2684-27.7
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
PF-DQ
A
TO
84-236/.394 42-130/.323 24-28/.857
6-22–28/0.9
43-0 46 37
154-389/.467 79-213/.371 38-43/.884
7-72–79/2.3
73-0 96 49
116-296/.446 64-162/.395 36-43/.837
6-59–65/2.0
54-0 74 44
354-921/.384 185-505/.366 98-114/.860 19-153–172/1.8 170-0216130
Starks’ UI CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
MIN-Avg
2013-14
DNP – Transfer
2014-1521-15 506-24.1
FGM-A/%
55-171/.322
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3PM-A/%
28-96/.292
FTM-A/%
18-19/.947
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
3-28–31/1.5
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
0
0
1
1
B
36-0 59 22 3
S
PTS-Avg
18 234-7.8
58425-12.1
33 332-10.4
109991-10.2
S
PTS-Avg
12 156-7.4
1 Tate
Jaylon
Tate’s
Career/season Highs
Minutes
Career: 31, twice; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 31, twice; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Sophomore // guard // 6-3 // 170
Chicago, ill. // Simeon h.s.
2014-15 Notes: Leads the Illini in assists, averaging 3.4 apg (12th in Big Ten) … Fifth in the Big Ten in assistturnover ratio (2.7) and seventh in free throw percentage (.852) … Seven assists and career-high four rebounds
vs. Coppin State (11/16) … Five assists vs. Austin Peay (11/21) … Four assists and two steals vs. Brown (11/24)
… Hit a three-pointer vs. Indiana State (11/27) … Eight points vs. American (12/6) … Connected on a careerhigh eight free throws, hitting every attempt for eight points without attempting a field goal vs. Hampton (12/17)
… Seven assists vs. Kennesaw State (12/27) … Seven points on 3-of-3 shooting at Michigan (12/30) … Made
first career start vs. Maryland (1/7), finishing 4-of-4 from the free throw line during the final minute, equaling a
career-high 10 points, dishing out a team-high four assists and only committing one turnover in a career-high
31 minutes … Nine points and five assists vs. Indiana (1/18) … Six points and six assists vs. Purdue (1/21) …
Career highs in points (11), assists (9) and minutes (31) at Minnesota (1/24).
Career Notes: Born Jan. 16, 1995 … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (general curriculum)
… Played in 33 of 35 games last season, averaging 1.8 points … Second on the team in assists, averaging
2.0 apg … Set career highs with 10 points and eight assists – the most assists by an Illini on the season – vs.
Jacksonville State (11/10/13) … Six assists, four points and career-high three rebounds vs. Bradley (11/17/13)
… Five assists at UNLV (11/26/13) and again at Georgia Tech (12/ 3/13) … Six points vs. Penn State (1/4/14)
… Season-high three steals at Wisconsin (1/8/14) … Played career-high 27 minutes at Indiana (1/26/14), tallying six points and five assists … Helped lead Simeon High School to a record of 30-3 and IHSA state title as a
senior, averaging 8.3 points and leading the Wolverines in assists with an average of 7.3 apg … Second-team
All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Tate’s 2014-15 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Date
Nov. 14
Nov. 16
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Dec. 2
Dec. 6
Dec. 9
Dec. 13
Dec. 17
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Dec. 30
Jan. 3
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 14
Jan. 18
Jan. 21
Jan. 24
Jan. 31
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 12
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 4
March 8
Opponent
Georgia Southern
Coppin State
Austin Peay
Brown
vs. Indiana State
vs. Baylor
at Miami
American
vs. Villanova
vs. Oregon
Hampton
vs. Missouri
Kennesaw State
at Michigan
at Ohio State
Maryland
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
Indiana
Purdue
at Minnesota
Penn State
Rutgers
at Michigan State
Michigan
at Wisconsin
Michigan State
at Iowa
Northwestern
Nebraska
at Purdue
G-GS
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
MIN
13
20
23
17
20
11
13
19
14
12
17
7
23
25
9
31
24
17
30
28
31
FG-A
1-3 0-4 0-2 1-1
1-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-1 2-4 0-0 0-0 2-4 3-3 0-1 2-3 0-3 0-3 3-8 0-3 3-5 Tate’s CAREER STATISTICS
Year
G-GS
2013-1433-0
2014-1521-6
TOTAL 54-6
3P-A FT-A
0-1 1-2 0-1 2-2 0-0 3-3 0-0 0-0
1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 4-5 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-8 0-0 1-2 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 6-7 0-3 3-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 6-6 0-1 5-5 MIN-Avg
FGM-A/%
403-12.2
20-76/.263
404-19.2
20-54/.370
807-14.9 40-130/.308
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REB
PF
0-0–0 3 0-4–4 2 1-2–3 0 0-1–1 2
0-0–0 2 0-0–0 0 0-0–0 2 0-1–1 2 0-2–2 1 0-0–0 0 0-3–3 0 0-1–1 0 0-0–0 1 0-1–1 0 0-0–0 2 0-0–0 2 0-0–0 1 0-2–2 3 0-2–2 3 0-2–2 1 0-3–3 5-1 A
1
7
5
4
0
3
1
4
3
2
3
0
7
2
2
4
1
2
5
6
9
TO
0
0
2
2
2
0
1
2
1
0
4
2
1
0
2
1
2
0
1
3
0
B
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
S
1
1
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
2
1
1
0
PTS
3
2
3
2
3
0
2
8
0
4
8
1
5
7
0
10
3
0
9
6
11
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR–TOT/Avg
1-23/.043 19-29/.655
4-26–30/0.9
1-10/.100 46-54/.852
1-24–25/1.2
2-33/.061 65-83/.783 5-50–55/1.0
Points
Career: 11 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 11 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Field Goals
Career: 3, five times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 3, three times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Field Goal Attempts
Career: 8 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Season: 8 vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
3-Point Field Goals
Career: 1, twice; last vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Season: 1 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
Career: 3, three times; last at Nebraska (1/11/15)
Season: 3 at Nebraska (1/11/15)
Free Throws
Career: 8 vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Season: 8 vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Free Throw Attempts
Career: 8 vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Season: 8 vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
Rebounds
Career: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Season: 4 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
Assists
Career: 9 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Season: 9 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Blocks
Career: 2 vs. Jacksonville State (11/10/13)
Season: 1, three times; last at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Steals
Career: 3 at Wisconsin (1/8/14)
Season: 2, three times; last at Northwestern
(1/14/15)
PF-DQ
A
TO
B
31-0 64 30 3
32-1 71 26 3
63-113556 6
S
PTS-Avg
14 60-1.8
16 87-4.1
30 147-2.7
2014-15 RESULTS / ATTENDANCE
DATE
OPPONENT
SCORE
ATTENDANCE
Nov. 14
Georgia Southern
W, 80-71
15,626
Nov. 16
Coppin State
W, 114-56
12,272
Nov. 21
Austin Peay
W, 107-66
16,337*
Nov. 24
Brown
W, 89-68
11,422
Nov. 27
vs. Indiana State
W, 88-62
5,500
Nov. 28
vs. Baylor
W, 62-54
5,500
Dec. 2
at #15 Miami
L, 61-70
6,086
Dec. 6
American
W, 70-55
13,924
Dec. 9
vs. #7 Villanova
L, 59-73
11,617
Dec. 13
vs. Oregon
L, 70-77
13,759
Dec. 17
Hampton
W, 73-55
12,564
Dec. 20
vs. Missouri
W, 62-59
20,079
Dec. 27
Kennesaw State
W, 93-45
16,158*
Dec. 30
at Michigan
L, 65-73 (OT)
12,707*
Jan. 3
at #20 Ohio State
L, 61-77
16,028
Jan. 7
#11 Maryland
W, 64-57
12,896
Jan. 11
at Nebraska
L, 43-53
15,514*
Jan. 14
at Northwestern
W, 72-67
7,652
Jan. 18
Indiana
L, 74-80
17,085*
Jan. 21
Purdue
W, 66-57
12,965
Jan. 24
at Minnesota
L, 71-79
13,421
Jan. 31
Penn State
Feb. 3
Rutgers
Feb. 7
at Michigan State
Feb. 12
Michigan
Feb. 15
at Wisconsin
Feb. 22
Michigan State
Feb. 25
at Iowa
Feb. 28
Northwestern
March 4
Nebraska
March 8
at Purdue
March 11-15 at Big Ten Tournament
* sold out
HIGH POINTS
24 - Rice
18 - Black, Starks
16 - Hill, Rice
18 - Cosby
21 - Rice
17 - Hill, Rice
22 - Rice
13 - Hill
20 - Hill
29 - Rice
16 - Nunn
19 - Rice
21 - Rice
19 - Hill
20 - Rice
28 - Hill
12 - Hill, Nunn
25 - Nunn
24 - Nunn
18 - Hill
18 - Hill, Nunn
ATTENDANCE
GamesTotals
AverageHigh Game
HOME 10141,249 14,125 17,085
AWAY 671,40811,901 16,028
NEUTRAL5 56,455 11,291 20,079
TOTALS 21269,112 12,815 20,079
32 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
HIGH REBOUNDS
7 - Hill
9 - Hill
6 - Hill, Rice
10 - Rice
8 - Cosby, Hill
8 - Egwu
12 - Rice
7 - Egwu
9 - Egwu
7 - Egwu, Hill
8 - Black
7 - Cosby, Rice
9 - Hill
11 - Rice
7 - Rice
9 - Egwu
10 - Egwu
6 - Hill
9 - Black
13 - Black
9 - Black
Sellouts
3
2
0
5
GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS
GAME
Nov. 14
Illinois
Georgia Southern
Nov. 16
Illinois Coppin State
Nov. 21
Illinois Austin Peay
Nov. 24
Illinois
Brown
Nov. 27
Illinois vs. Indiana State
Nov. 28
Illinois vs. Baylor
Dec. 2
Illinois at Miami
Dec. 6
Illinois
American
Dec. 9
Illinois vs. Villanova
Dec. 13
Illinois vs. Oregon
Dec. 17
Illinois Hampton
Dec. 20
Illinois vs. Missouri
Dec. 27
Illinois Kennesaw State
Dec. 30
Illinois at Michigan
Jan. 3
Illinois at Ohio State
Jan. 7
Illinois Maryland
Jan. 11
Illinois at Nebraska
Jan. 14
Illinois at Northwestern
Jan. 18
Illinois Indiana
Jan. 21
Illinois Purdue
Jan. 24
Illinois at Minnesota
Jan. 31
Illinois
Penn State
Feb. 3
Illinois
Rutgers
Feb. 7
Illinois
at Michigan State
Feb. 12
Illinois
Michigan
Feb. 15
Illinois
at Wisconsin
Feb. 22
Illinois
Michigan State
Feb. 25
Illinois
at Iowa
Feb. 28
Illinois
Northwestern
March 4 Illinois
Nebraska
March 8 Illinois
at Purdue
FGM-A/%
3PM-A/%
FTM-A/%
OR-DR––TOT
23-56/.411
7-19/.368
27-34/.794
9-25–34
23-64/.359
9-30/.300
16-20/.800
16-25–41
41-74/.55415-28/.53617-19/.895 14-36–50 21-71/.296
6-28/.214
8-11/.727
15-20–35 40-67/.59714-25/.560
13-18/.722
10-26–36 24-56/.429
5-17/.294
13-15/.867
7-19–26 30-62/.484
8-21/.381
21-28/.750
15-21–36
24-58/.414
5-17/.294
15-22/.682
13-20–33
28-66/.424
9-20/.450
23-28/.821
13-33–46 18-50/.360
10-27/.370
16-29/.552
5-28–33 23-59/.390
6-23/.261
10-18/.556
8-25–33 17-51/.333
5-21/.238
15-25/.600
14-33–47 23-69/.333
7-30/.2338-12/.667 16-28–44 22-58/.379
9-30/.300
17-21/.810
10-34–44 23-48/.479
5-12/.417
19-21/.905
7-22–29 21-42/.500
5-12/.417
8-11/.727
0-18–18 25-61/.410
5-16/.313
4-8/.500
14-16–30 29-54/.537
4-12/.333
11-14/.786
12-25–37 23-64/.359
7-19/.368
17-20/.850
14-26–40 30-65/.462
5-12/.417
12-15/.800
11-29–40 21-49/.429
9-21/.429
22-26/.846
7-31–38 23-66/.348
7-15/.467
2-9/.222
15-20–35 24-57/.421
4-18/.222
10-14/.714
10-23–33 22-50/.440
6-21/.286
9-13/.692
7-25–32 36-65/.554
7-21/.333
14-18/.778
7-35–42 15-61/.246
7-29/.241
8-9/.889
11-24–35 24-58/.414
6-15/.400
11-14/.786
7-29–36 27-66/.409
10-28/.357
9-14/.643
11-28–39 20-45/.444
9-24/.375
12-16/.750
3-18–21 27-45/.600
7-16/.438
16-22/.727
2-24–26 20-55/.364
7-23/.304
17-20/.850
8-28–36 19-52/.365
9-21/.429
10-18/.556
7-26–33 15-55/.273
6-29/.207
7-8/.875
7-23–30 21-49/.429
6-17/.353
5-5/1.000
5-33–38 26-62/.419
8-24/.333
12-14/.857
10-20–30 24-52/.462
7-21/.333
12-13/.923
8-27–35 26-55/.473
12-27/.444
10-12/.833
4-21–25 27-56/.482
11-25/.440
15-20/.750
8-23–31 21-60/.350
3-10/.300
21-24/.875
16-27–43 24-60/.400
5-21/.238
4-9/.444
12-23–35 23-61/.377
11-24/.458
14-16/.875
15-15–30 24-51/.471
9-20/.450
22-29/.759
14-24–38 33 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
PF
20
27
16 16 16 17 21
18
23 21 20 18 20 16 18 16 19 17 18 18 16 21 13 9
13 21 15 12 18 18 19 19 13 10 14 16 18 14 12 18 21 18 AS
11
15
24 8
20 12 17
9
11 8
15 9
7
12 10 10 13 13 17 20 12 9
7
8
19 11 11 15 14 12 7
11 7
10 12 14 18 16 13 12 12 18 TO
9
16
9
18 10 18 7
13
13 20 5
15 7
5
14 19 14 16 9
12 16 12 8
14 6
16 12 5
20 18 7
10 9
13 3
11 10 9
9
10 10 13 BK
5
2
5
7
3
6
6
2
3
3
2
3
1
3
3
3
3
5
5
6
8
3
1
4
2
4
4
1
2
3
4
4
4
4
3
4
3
2
5
5
4
2
ST PTS (1st-2nd-OT)
5 80 (31-49)
5 71 (31-40)
10114 (59-55)
7 56 (24-32)
9 107 (46-61)
3 66 (25-41)
7 89 (31-58)
2 68 (35-33)
15 88 (41-47)
9 62 (20-42)
6 62 (21-41)
4 54 (25-29)
1 61 (24-37)
4 70 (37-33)
8 70 (32-38)
7 55 (19-36)
6 59 (27-32)
8 73 (33-40)
5 70 (39-31)
2 77 (35-42)
3 73 (37-36)
7 55 (25-30)
3 62 (32-30)
4 59 (30-29)
4 93 (54-39)
4 45 (18-27)
2 65 (32-27-6)
7 73 (26-33-14)
8 61 (37-24)
10 77 (36-41)
4 64 (26-38)
2 57 (28-29)
7 43 (22-21)
5 53 (28-25)
6 72 (37-35)
0 67 (33-34)
4 74 (34-40)
5 80 (38-42)
8 66 (32-34)
4 57 (30-27)
8 71 (30-41)
6 79 (33-46)
TEAM SUPERLATIVES
ILLINOIS HIGHS
Points
First-Half Points
Second-Half Points
Overtime Points
Winning Margin
Field Goals
Field Goal Attempts
Field Goal Percentage
3-Point Field Goals
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
Free Throws
Free Throw Attempts
Free Throw Percentage
Rebounds
Offensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebounds
Personal Fouls
Assists
Turnovers
Blocked Shots
Steals
Largest Lead
Largest Deficit
Largest Deficit Overcome in a Win
Largest Lead Relinquished in a Loss
Largest Halftime Lead
Largest Halftime Deficit
Largest Halftime Deficit Overcome in a Win
Largest Halftime Lead Relinquished in a Loss
OPPONENTS HIGHS
Points
First-Half Points
Second-Half Points
Overtime Points
Winning Margin
Field Goals
Field Goal Attempts
Field Goal Percentage
3-Point Field Goals
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
Free Throws
Free Throw Attempts
Free Throw Percentage
Rebounds
Offensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebounds
Personal Fouls
Assists
Turnovers
Blocked Shots
Steals
LOWS
114 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
59 vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
59 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
21 vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
61 vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
21 at Nebraska (1/11/15)
6 at Michigan (12/30/14)
–
58 (114-56) vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
3 (62-59) vs. Missouri (12/20/14)
41 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
15 at Nebraska (1/11/15)
74 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
45 at Ohio State (1/3/15)
.597 (40-67) vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
.273 (15-55) at Nebraska (1/11/15)
15 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
3 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
30 at Miami (12/2/14)
10 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
.560 (14-25) vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
.207 (6-29) at Nebraska (1/11/15)
27 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
4 vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
34 vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
8, twice; last at Nebraska (1/11/15)
.905 (19-21) vs. American (12/6/14)
.500 (4-8) vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
50 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
21 at Ohio State (1/3/15)
16, twice; last vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
3 at Ohio State (1/3/15)
36 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
15 at Minnesota (1/24/15)
23 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
12 vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
24 vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
7, four times; last at Nebraska (1/11/15)
20 at Ohio State (1/3/15)
3 at Northwestern (1/14/15)
8 vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
1, twice; last vs. Missouri (12/20/14)
15 vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
1 at Miami (12/2/14)
62 (102-40) vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
20 (53-73) at Ohio State (1/3/15)
9 (17-26) vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
13 (35-22) vs. Oregon (12/13/14) and 13 (48-35) at Michigan (12/30/14)
36 (54-18) vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
13 (24-37) at Miami (12/2/14)
4 (31-35) vs. Brown (11/24/14) and 4 (21-25) vs. Baylor (11/28/14)
6 (32-26) at Michigan (12/30/14)
80, Indiana (1/18/15)
38, Indiana (1/18/15)
46, Minnesota (1/24/15)
14, Michigan (12/30/14)
16 (77-61), Ohio State (1/3/15)
30, Oregon (12/13/14)
71, Coppin State (11/16/14)
.537 (29-54), Villanova (12/9/14)
11, Indiana (1/18/15)
30, twice; last, Miami (12/2/14)
.467 (7-15), Hampton (12/17/14)
22, Minnesota (1/24/15)
29, twice; last, Minnesota (1/24/15)
1.000 (5-5), Nebraska (1/11/15)
47, Baylor (11/28/14)
16, Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
34, Miami (12/2/14)
27, Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
20, Oregon (12/13/14)
20, Indiana State (11/27/14)
7, Coppin State (11/16/14)
10, Ohio State (1/3/15)
34 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
LOWS
45, Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
18, Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
25, Nebraska (1/11/15)
–
6 (80-74), Indiana (1/18/15)
15, Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
42, American (12/6/14)
.246 (15-61), Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
4, Villanova (12/9/14)
12, three times; last, Oregon (12/13/14)
.214 (6-28), Coppin State (11/16/14)
2, Hampton (12/17/14)
5, Nebraska (1/11/15)
.222 (2-9), Hampton (12/17/14)
18, American (12/6/14)
0, American (12/6/14)
18, American (12/6/14)
9, Missouri (12/20/14)
8, three times; last, Missouri (12/20/14)
5, twice; last, Michigan (12/30/14)
1, Michigan (12/30/14)
0, Northwestern (1/14/15)
ILLINOIS’
TOP INDIVIDUAL GAMES
INDIVIDUAL SUPERLATIVES
ILLINOIS HIGHS
Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, Rayvonte Rice vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Rayvonte Rice vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Malcolm Hill vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Kendrick Nunn vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, Malcolm Hill vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
Field Goal Percentage (min. 6 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (7-7), Rayvonte Rice vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
3-Point Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, Kendrick Nunn vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, Kendrick Nunn vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 4 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (4-4), Kendrick Nunn vs. Austin Peay (11/21/14)
Free Throws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, Malcolm Hill vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Free Throw Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, Malcolm Hill vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Free Throw Percentage (min. 6 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (8-8), Rayvonte Rice vs. American (12/6/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.000 (8-8), Jaylon Tate vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (6-6), Malcolm Hill vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000 (6-6), Jaylon Tate vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, Leron Black vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Jaylon Tate at Minnesota (1/24/15)
Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, Nnanna Egwu vs. American (12/6/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, Ahmad Starks vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, Jaylon Tate vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, Aaron Cosby vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, Kendrick Nunn at Michigan (12/30/14)
Blocked Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Nnanna Egwu vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Nnanna Egwu vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
Steals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Rayvonte Rice vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, Malcolm Hill vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, Kendrick Nunn vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, Malcolm Hill vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
20-POINT GAMES
1.29 . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Oregon (12/13/14)
2.28 . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Hill vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
3.25 . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn at Northwestern (1/14/15)
4.24 . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
24 . . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
6.22 . . . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice at Miami (12/2/14)
7.21 . . . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
21 . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
9.20 . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Hill vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
20 . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice at Ohio State (1/3/15)
REBOUNDS
1.13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leron Black vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
2.12 . . . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice at Miami (12/2/14)
3.11 . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice at Michigan (12/30/14)
4.10 . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Brown (11/24/14)
10 . . . . . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu at Nebraska (1/11/15)
ASSISTS
1.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaylon Tate at Minnesota (1/24/15)
2.7 . . . . . . . . Jaylon Tate vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
7 . . . . . . Jaylon Tate vs. Kennesaw State (12/27/14)
4.6 . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice at Michigan (12/30/14)
6 . . . . . . . . . . . Ahmad Starks vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaylon Tate vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
BLOCKED SHOTS
OPPONENT HIGHS
Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, Andre Hollins, Minnesota (1/24/15)
Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, Andre Hollins, Minnesota (1/24/15)
Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, Jelani Hewitt, Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, Caris LeVert, Michigan (12/30/14)
Field Goal Percentage (min. 6 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833 (5-6), Angel Matias, Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..833 (5-6), Ricky Doyle, Michigan (12/30/14)
3-Point Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, Aubrey Dawkins, Michigan (12/30/14)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, Jelani Hewitt, Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
3-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 4 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .857 (6-7), Aubrey Dawkins, Michigan (12/30/14)
Free Throws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, Nate Mason, Minnesota (1/24/15)
Free Throw Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Rico Gathers, Baylor (11/28/14)
Free Throw Percentage (min. 6 att.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .875 (7-8), Nate Mason, Minnesota (1/24/15)
Rebounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, Rico Gathers, Baylor (11/28/14)
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (1/18/15)
Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, Zavion Williams, Austin Peay (11/21/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, Zach Elcano, American (12/6/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State (1/3/15)
Blocked Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, Daniel Ochefu, Villanova (12/9/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, A.J. Hammons, Purdue (1/21/15)
Steals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Khristian Smith, Indiana State (11/27/14)
Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, Zak Irvin, Michigan (12/30/14)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, Caris LeVert, Michigan (12/30/14)
35 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
1.5 . . . . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. Hampton (12/17/14)
5 . . . . . . . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
3.4 . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. Georgia Southern (11/14/14)
4 . . . . . . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
5.3 . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
3 . . . . . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. American (12/6/14)
STEALS
1.5 . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Indiana State (11/27/14)
2.4 . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Coppin State (11/16/14)
4 . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn vs. American (12/6/14)
4 . . . . . . . . . . Rayvonte Rice vs. Villanova (12/9/14)
4 . . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn at Nebraska (1/11/15)
MINUTES
1.39 . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Hill vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
39 . . . . . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn vs. Indiana (1/18/15)
39 . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Hill vs. Purdue (1/21/15)
4.38 . . . . . . . . . . Nnanna Egwu vs. Maryland (1/7/15)
38 . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn at Northwestern (1/14/15)
38 . . . . . . . . Kendrick Nunn at Minnesota (1/24/15)
SPECIALTY STATISTICS
OPPONENT
Nov. 14 Georgia Southern
Nov. 16 Coppin State
Nov. 21 Austin Peay
Nov. 24 Brown
Nov. 27 vs. Indiana State
Nov. 28 vs. Baylor
Dec. 2
at #15 Miami
Dec. 6
American
Dec. 9
vs. #7 Villanova
Dec. 13 vs. Oregon
Dec. 17 Hampton
Dec. 20 vs. Missouri
Dec. 27 Kennesaw State
Dec. 30 at Michigan
Jan. 3
at #20 Ohio State
Jan. 7
#11 Maryland
Jan. 11 at Nebraska
Jan. 14 at Northwestern
Jan. 18 Indiana
Jan. 21 Purdue
Jan. 24 at Minnesota
Jan. 31 Penn State
Feb. 3
Rutgers
Feb. 7
at Michigan State
Feb. 12 Michigan
Feb. 15 at Wisconsin
Feb. 22 Michigan State
Feb. 25 at Iowa
Feb. 28 Northwestern
March 4 Nebraska
March 8 at Purdue
Totals
Average
Margin
Pts in Paint
Pts off TO 2nd Chance Pts Fast Break Pts Bench Pts
(ILL-Opp.)
(ILL-Opp.)
(ILL-Opp.)
(ILL-Opp.)
(ILL-Opp.)
20-28
22-9
13-19
4-4
14-7
38-24
28-919-12 2-646-36
30-30
22-6
14-6
4-2
44-21
38-24
15-8
10-15
4-0
31-14
24-17
21-7
12-4
4-5
27-35
26-22
12-10
8-9
2-2
15-15
26-24
2-9
21-8
7-0
12-24
22-20
26-15
10-0
2-4
28-3
30-42
11-19
9-13
2-6
13-17
20-40
9-6
8-13
6-17
14-19
8-22
14-13
6-9
2-2
24-16
30-20
13-5
6-7
6-7
5-20
44-1423-6 6-6
10-0
35-21
22-24
4-11
11-15
3-7
22-26
14-34
25-26
5-2
7-6
12-20
8-18
10-5
6-5
0-0
5-20
16-16
4-6
4-6
4-0
7-7
20-28
14-0
9-11
4-2
12-17
22-28
10-16
5-8
8-4
29-20
22-32
13-9
12-11
6-4
2-16
18-24
15-14
15-18
5-5
15-15
498-531 313-209
23.7-25.3 14.9-10.0
-1.6
+4.9
36 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
209-197
10.0-9.4
+0.7
Largest
Lead
12 (78-66)
62 (102-40)
44 (103-59)
24 (87-63)
30 (60-30)
10 (47-37)
3 (3-0)
20 (64-44)
1 (9-8)
13 (35-22)
26 (70-44)
6 (42-36)
52 (82-30)
13 (48-35)
8 (34-26)
16 (50-34)
3 (3-0)
11 (30-19)
11 (14-3)
9 (66-57)
3 (41-38)
92-83 412-389
4.4-4.0 19.6-18.5
+0.4
+1.1
62
Largest
Lead
Deficit Changes
3 (31-34)
13
3 (0-3)
1
3 (5-8)
3
6 (31-37)
7
–
0
7 (0-7)
7
13 (24-37)
1
3 (0-3)
3
16 (57-73)
6
7 (70-77)
5
–
0
3 (50-53)
8
–
0
10 (63-73)
6
20 (53-73)
10
6 (17-23)
4
12 (41-53)
5
5 (8-13)
4
11 (23-34)
7
9 (17-26)
11
15 (46-61)
21
20
Ties
9
0
0
5
0
4
2
2
2
8
0
10
0
6
5
6
3
3
3
7
10
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Game 2
Official Basketball
Score -- Game Totals
-- Final Statistics
ILLINOIS
81,Boxgeorgia
southern
70
Georgia Southern vs Illinois
NOV. 14, 2014
// state farm center // champaign, ill.
11/14/14 8 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
NOV.
13
44
02
04
05
01
10
14
35
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
MATIAS, Angel
WIEDEMAN, Trent
HUGHES, Mike
DIAMOND, Curtis
HEWITT, Jelani
BOYKINS, Devonte
ALLSMILLER, Jake
SIMMONS, Coye
DOYLE, Kyle
Team
Totals
f
f
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 10-30 33.3%
3FG % 1st Half: 5-13 38.5%
FT % 1st Half: 6-9
66.7%
5-6
6-16
2-4
2-9
6-19
0-0
1-3
0-0
1-7
0-0
0-3
1-2
2-8
5-14
0-0
1-3
0-0
0-0
23-64
9-30
TP
2-3
5-5
0-3
2-2
5-5
0-0
2-2
0-0
0-0
3 4 7 4
3 6 9 2
3 1 4 4
0 2 2 4
2 6 8 3
0 1 1 2
0 2 2 3
0 0 0 1
3 1 4 4
2 2 4
16-20 16 25 41 27
2nd half: 13-34 38.2%
2nd half: 4-17 23.5%
2nd half: 10-11 90.9%
12
17
5
8
22
0
5
0
2
A TO Blk Stl
2
1
2
0
8
0
1
0
1
Min
2
3
1
2
4
2
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
0
0
0
0
71 15 16
2
5 200
Game: 23-64 35.9%
Game: 9-30 30.0%
Game: 16-20 80.0%
25
33
28
25
38
4
21
7
19
Deadball
Rebounds
2,4
Illinois 80 • 1-0
##
32
03
11
21
24
01
12
22
25
31
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Team
Totals
c
g
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 10-24 41.7%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-6
33.3%
FT % 1st Half: 9-13 69.2%
2-4
2-11
5-12
2-6
8-12
1-3
2-5
1-1
0-2
0-0
1-2
1-4
2-7
0-0
3-4
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
5-5
4-4
7-10
5-7
1-2
2-2
0-0
0-0
3-4
23-56
7-19
27-34
2nd half: 13-32 40.6%
2nd half: 5-13 38.5%
2nd half: 18-21 85.7%
TP
0 1 1 3
1 1 2 2
1 5 6 2
3 4 7 3
1 5 6 2
0 0 0 3
1 3 4 3
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
1 4 5 2
1 2 3
9 25 34 20
5
10
16
11
24
3
6
2
0
3
A TO Blk Stl
Min
2
2
0
0
3
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
3
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
80 11
9
5
5 200
Game: 23-56 41.1%
Game: 7-19 36.8%
Game: 27-34 79.4%
27
26
30
28
32
13
13
4
18
9
Deadball
Rebounds
2,2
1st
2nd
31
31
40
49
Total
Points
GS
ILL
71
80
In
Paint
28
20
Last FG - GS 2nd-00:27, ILL 2nd-00:52.
Largest lead - GS by 3 1st-18:33, ILL by 12 2nd-00:38.
GS led for 06:39. ILL led for 28:17. Game was tied for 05:04.
##
01
03
40
05
11
00
02
10
15
20
21
24
54
Player
GARY,Dallas
FRIPP,Arnold
ST. LOUIS,Brandon
BRICKHOUSE,Daquan
CEPHAS,Taariq
ROLLE,Van
FEJOKWU,Lawrence
KESSEE,Christian
SIMPSON,Blake
TRIGGS,Shomari
JOSIAH,Jahvari
SMITH,Sterling
BATTS,Jerimyjah
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 9-33
3FG % 1st Half: 5-16
FT % 1st Half: 1-1
27.3%
31.3%
100.0
Off
T/O
9
22
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
19
4
13
4
Bench
7
14
Score tied - 9 times.
Lead changed - 13 times.
f
f
f
g
g
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
0-1
0-1
0-0
0
1
1
0
2-12
1-7
2-2
2
3
5
2
0-3
0-0
0-0
1
0
1
0
2-8
1-3
2-2
0
3
3
1
2-9
2-5
0-0
0
1
1
2
1-2
0-1
0-0
0
0
0
1
1-2
0-0
1-2
2
5
7
3
5-11
1-3
0-0
1
1
2
3
1-3
0-0
0-1
2
2
4
2
1-6
1-3
0-0
1
1
2
1
5-10
0-3
1-2
2
1
3
0
0-2
0-2
0-0
2
1
3
1
1-2
0-0
2-2
1
0
1
0
1
1
2
21-71
6-28
8-11
15 20 35 16
2nd half: 12-38 31.6%
2nd half: 1-12
8.3%
2nd half: 7-10 70.0%
##
32
03
11
21
24
01
10
12
22
25
31
45
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
f
g
g
g
g
Game: 41-74 55.4%
Game: 15-28 53.6%
Game: 17-19 89.5%
15
24
02
11
01
04
10
20
23
Horton, Chris
Freeman, Chris
Dyson, Ed
Williams, Zavion
Davis, Khalil
Diop, Assane
Robinson, Josh
Ivory, Tre'
Budrys, Domas
Mboup, Serigne
Team
Totals
Score by periods
Coppin State
Illinois
1st
2nd
24
59
32
55
Total
Points
CSUM
ILL
56
114
In
Paint
24
38
FG % 1st Half: 10-28 35.7%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-10 30.0%
FT % 1st Half: 2-2
100.0
f
f
g
g
1-7
4-9
4-6
2-4
5-7
1-6
5-9
1-4
0-2
1-2
0-0
0-0
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-3
1-4
0-2
0-2
0-0
4-4
5-5
0-0
0-0
1-2
2-2
0-1
0-0
0-0
1-1
24-56
5-17
13-15
2nd half: 14-28 50.0%
2nd half: 2-7
28.6%
2nd half: 11-13 84.6%
NOV.
TP
0 3 3 2
2 1 3 4
1 3 4 2
0 2 2 2
1 4 5 3
0 3 3 2
1 0 1 0
0 2 2 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1
2 1 3
7 19 26 17
6
13
9
5
12
5
11
2
0
3
A TO Blk Stl
3
5
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
Min
3
2
3
6
3
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
66 12 18
6
3 200
Game: 24-56 42.9%
Game: 5-17 29.4%
Game: 13-15 86.7%
29
32
27
23
21
13
17
17
14
7
32
03
11
21
24
01
10
12
22
25
31
45
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 16-35 45.7%
3FG % 1st Half: 7-14 50.0%
FT % 1st Half: 7-10 70.0%
f
g
g
g
g
6-9
5-10
2-8
6-7
6-6
0-2
3-4
4-10
1-1
5-8
2-2
0-0
1-2
2-4
2-7
0-1
3-3
0-0
1-2
0-1
0-0
4-4
1-1
0-0
TP
0-0
0-0
0-0
4-6
1-2
3-3
2-2
0-1
3-4
0-0
0-0
0-0
A TO Blk Stl
0 3 3 2 13 2 0
0 2 2 1 12 2 0
0 1 1 0
6 4 0
4 2 6 3 16 3 2
1 5 6 1 16 3 2
1 2 3 0
3 5 2
0 1 1 1
9 0 0
1 2 3 3
8 0 1
0 3 3 1
5 0 0
0 2 2 0 14 1 0
2 0 2 4
5 0 2
0 1 1 0
0 0 1
1 2 3
40-67 14-25 13-18 10 26 36 16 107 20 10
2nd half: 24-32 75.0%
2nd half: 7-11 63.6%
2nd half: 6-8
75.0%
Min
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
3
0
0
3
9 200
Game: 40-67 59.7%
Game: 14-25 56.0%
Game: 13-18 72.2%
23
17
20
23
23
23
8
17
9
19
15
3
Deadball
Rebounds
2
1st
25
46
2nd
41
61
Total
66
107
Last FG - APSU 2nd-01:44, ILL 2nd-00:42.
Largest lead - APSU by 3 1st-15:37, ILL by 44 2nd-02:42.
APSU led for 03:03. ILL led for 36:21. Game was tied for 00:36.
37 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
02
Points
APSU
ILL
ILLINOIS 89, brown 68
21
45
03
10
12
13
22
25
31
33
42
In
Paint
30
30
Off
T/O
6
22
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
6
2
14
4
Score tied - 0 times.
Lead changed - 3 times.
Bench
21
44
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
King, Leland
Kuakumensah, Cedric
Maia, Rafael
Spieth, Steven
Blackmon, Tavon
Hobbie, JR
Triplett, Patrick
Williams, Tyler
Massey, Jason
Ljuboja, Miki
Haber, Kyle
Walker, Dockery
Team
Totals
Bench
36
46
ill.
f
f
f
g
g
3-9
3-7
4-9
7-10
3-10
0-2
0-1
1-3
0-1
1-1
2-4
0-1
1-5
0-1
1-2
1-2
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-0
0-0
2-3
0-0
24-58
5-17
TP
0-1
1-2
4-4
6-8
0-1
0-0
2-2
0-0
1-2
0-0
0-0
1-2
2 4 6 3
1 6 7 3
4 2 6 2
3 4 7 4
0 1 1 1
0 0 0 0
0 1 1 1
0 0 0 2
0 0 0 0
1 0 1 0
0 1 1 0
0 1 1 2
2 0 2
15-22 13 20 33 18
2nd half: 10-31 32.3%
2nd half: 3-9
33.3%
2nd half: 10-15 66.7%
7
7
13
21
6
0
2
2
1
2
6
1
68
A TO Blk Stl
2
1
1
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
4
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
9 13
Min
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
2 200
Game: 24-58 41.4%
Game: 5-17 29.4%
Game: 15-22 68.2%
26
23
30
38
25
15
2
11
5
2
16
7
Deadball
Rebounds
6
Illinois 89 • 4-0
##
32
03
11
21
24
01
10
12
22
25
31
45
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 11-36 30.6%
3FG % 1st Half: 4-15 26.7%
FT % 1st Half: 5-9
55.6%
Officials: Chris Beaver, Earl Walton, Lewis Garrison
Technical fouls: Austin Peay-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 16337
Score by periods
Austin Peay
Illinois
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
12
6
19
2
Score tied - 0 times.
Lead changed - 1 time.
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Brown vs Illinois
24, 2014
// state
farm center // champaign,
11/24/14 7 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
FG % 1st Half: 14-27 51.9%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-8
25.0%
FT % 1st Half: 5-7
71.4%
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
##
Deadball
Rebounds
1,1
Illinois 107 • 3-0
##
Off
T/O
9
28
Brown 68 • 1-4
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
f
Deadball
Rebounds
0
Officials: Ray Perone, Mike Sanzere, Rob Kueneman
Technical fouls: Coppin State-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 12272
ill.
Austin Peay 66 • 1-3
05
Deadball
Rebounds
2,1
Game 4
ILLINOIS 107, austin peay 66
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Austin Peay vs Illinois
21, 2014
// state
farm center // champaign,
11/21/14 7 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
Player
56
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
TP A TO Blk Stl Min
2-3
0-1
2-2
1
1
2
1
6
2
0
3
0
18
7-10
4-6
0-0
0
2
2
2
18
5
1
1
2
19
5-7
5-7
2-2
0
2
2
0
17
3
2
0
0
18
6-9
1-1
0-0
5
4
9
2
13
4
2
0
2
20
5-9
1-2
3-3
1
7
8
0
14
1
0
0
4
22
0-4
0-1
2-2
0
4
4
2
2
7
0
0
1
20
1-3
1-2
4-4
0
3
3
2
7
0
0
0
0
10
7-11
0-0
4-6
2
6
8
3
18
0
0
0
0
22
3-5
0-0
0-0
0
2
2
0
6
0
2
1
0
17
5-12
3-7
0-0
1
4
5
1
13
2
2
0
1
24
0-1
0-1
0-0
2
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
7
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
1
3
41-74 15-28 17-19 14 36 50 16 114 24
9
5 10 200
2nd half: 17-34 50.0%
2nd half: 7-12 58.3%
2nd half: 14-16 87.5%
Game 3
##
A TO Blk Stl Min
0
2
1
1
14
0
2
1
0
27
0
2
0
0
9
1
0
0
3
27
4
2
0
2
20
0
2
0
0
7
0
1
3
0
19
1
1
1
1
19
0
0
0
0
11
1
1
0
0
9
0
3
0
0
16
1
1
0
0
15
0
0
1
0
7
1
8 18
7
7 200
Game: 21-71 29.6%
Game: 6-28 21.4%
Game: 8-11 72.7%
Last FG - CSUM 2nd-00:18, ILL 2nd-00:42.
Largest lead - CSUM by 3 1st-18:15, ILL by 62 2nd-06:07.
CSUM led for 00:48. ILL led for 37:18. Game was tied for 01:45.
NOV.
TP
0
7
0
7
6
2
3
11
2
3
11
0
4
Illinois 114 • 2-0
FG % 1st Half: 24-40 60.0%
3FG % 1st Half: 8-16 50.0%
FT % 1st Half: 3-3
100.0
Officials: Larry Scirotto, Jim Schipper, Brooks Wells
Technical fouls: Georgia Southern-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 15626
Score by periods
Georgia Southern
Illinois
ill.
Coppin State 56 • 0-2
Georgia Southern 71 • 0-1
##
ILLINOIS 114, coppin state 56
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Coppin State vs Illinois
11/16/14
p.m. at State
Farm
Center; Champaign,
Ill.
16, 2014
// 5state
farm
center
// champaign,
f
g
g
g
g
3-10
2-6
5-10
4-8
4-8
1-1
0-0
4-9
2-2
5-8
0-0
0-0
0-3
1-3
3-6
1-2
2-4
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
1-2
0-0
0-0
30-62
8-21
TP
5 3 8 3
0 2 2 2
0 1 1 1
3 2 5 3
5 5 10 0
0 1 1 2
0 0 0 0
1 1 2 3
0 0 0 0
0 4 4 2
0 1 1 4
0 1 1 1
1 0 1
21-28 15 21 36 21
2nd half: 19-26 73.1%
2nd half: 4-6
66.7%
2nd half: 16-19 84.2%
3-3
0-0
5-6
2-4
5-6
0-0
0-0
2-2
1-2
1-1
1-2
1-2
9
5
18
11
15
2
0
10
5
12
1
1
A TO Blk Stl
Min
3
4
1
1
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
1
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
89 17
7
6
7 200
Game: 30-62 48.4%
Game: 8-21 38.1%
Game: 21-28 75.0%
26
22
27
24
26
17
2
18
8
21
7
2
Deadball
Rebounds
4,1
Officials: Frank Spencer, Evon Burroughs, Gerald Williams
Technical fouls: Brown-None. Illinois-Egwu, Nnanna; Rice, Rayvonte.
Attendance: 11422
Score by periods
Brown
Illinois
1st
35
31
2nd
33
58
Total
68
89
Last FG - BRWN 2nd-00:50, ILL 2nd-02:01.
Largest lead - BRWN by 6 2nd-19:36, ILL by 24 2nd-02:36.
BRWN led for 05:04. ILL led for 31:10. Game was tied for 03:35.
Points
BRWN
ILL
In
Paint
24
38
Off
T/O
8
15
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
15
0
10
4
Score tied - 5 times.
Lead changed - 7 times.
Bench
14
31
Game 5
NOV.
Game 6
ILLINOIS 88, indiana state 62
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Indiana State vs Illinois
27,11/27/14
2014 2:00
// pm
Orleans
Arena
// Las
at The Orleans
Arena (Las
Vegas,Vegas,
NV)
ILLINOIS 62, baylor 54
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Illinois vs Baylor
NOV. 28,11/28/14
20147:30
// pm
Orleans
Arena // Las Vegas, Nev.
at The Orleans Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
Nev.
Indiana State 62 • 3-2
##
05
00
01
11
15
04
20
32
34
42
Gant, Justin
Kitchell, Jake
Smith, Khristian
Brown, Devonte
Bennett, Tre
Scott, Brenton
Prusator, Grant
Paige, Laquarious
Murphy, Brandon
Bell, TJ
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 6-24
3FG % 1st Half: 4-13
FT % 1st Half: 4-8
Illinois 62 • 6-0
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
f
g
g
g
g
1-3
2-6
1-8
1-6
3-7
3-5
5-10
0-1
0-1
2-3
0-2
1-2
0-5
1-3
2-5
2-3
4-7
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
2-4
3-6
1-2
2-2
3-5
0-0
2-2
2-6
18-50 10-27 16-29
25.0%
30.8%
50.0%
2nd half: 12-26 46.2%
2nd half: 6-14 42.9%
2nd half: 12-21 57.1%
TP
0 0 0 5
2 2 4 1
0 7 7 3
0 6 6 3
0 4 4 1
0 2 2 2
0 1 1 2
0 0 0 1
0 1 1 0
0 5 5 3
3 0 3
5 28 33 21
A TO Blk Stl
Min
2
6
4
6
9
10
17
0
2
6
1
1
0
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
5
2
3
2
2
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
5
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
13
23
33
29
28
17
16
12
6
23
62
8 20
3
9 200
32
03
11
21
24
01
12
22
25
31
Game: 18-50 36.0%
Game: 10-27 37.0%
Game: 16-29 55.2%
Deadball
Rebounds
7
Illinois 88 • 5-0
##
32
03
11
21
24
01
10
12
22
25
31
45
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
c
g
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 13-34 38.2%
3FG % 1st Half: 6-13 46.2%
FT % 1st Half: 9-10 90.0%
4-5
1-5
3-10
3-7
6-12
1-4
0-1
3-7
1-2
4-10
2-3
0-0
2-2
1-4
3-6
0-1
2-4
1-1
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
28-66
9-20
TP
0-0
0-0
1-2
11-12
7-8
0-0
0-0
0-2
0-0
2-2
2-2
0-0
0 5 5 4
1 1 2 1
0 8 8 3
3 5 8 2
1 6 7 1
0 0 0 2
0 0 0 0
1 3 4 2
0 2 2 4
2 2 4 1
2 0 2 3
0 1 1 0
3 0 3
23-28 13 33 46 23
2nd half: 15-32 46.9%
2nd half: 3-7
42.9%
2nd half: 14-18 77.8%
A TO Blk Stl
10
3
10
17
21
3
0
6
2
10
6
0
2
3
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
1
2
2
0
1
1
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
88 11 13
Min
1
1
0
2
5
2
0
1
0
3
0
0
16
21
27
24
27
20
3
15
11
23
12
1
Game: 28-66 42.4%
Game: 9-20 45.0%
Game: 23-28 82.1%
02
21
35
11
24
25
33
45
Deadball
Rebounds
2
1st
20
41
2nd
42
47
Total
Points
INS
ILL
62
88
In
Paint
17
24
Off
T/O
7
21
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
4
5
12
4
Bench
35
27
Score tied - 0 times.
Lead changed - 0 times.
Last FG - INS 2nd-01:36, ILL 2nd-00:21.
Largest lead - INS None, ILL by 30 2nd-13:04.
INS led for 00:00. ILL led for 39:23. Game was tied for 00:22.
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Team
Totals
f
g
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 7-22
3FG % 1st Half: 3-12
FT % 1st Half: 8-10
24
01
12
25
31
02
23
10
13
20
00
01
12
22
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
Black, Leron
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Team
Totals
c
g
g
g
g
25.0%
17.6%
50.0%
4-11
1-10
1-10
5-10
8-16
0-0
1-3
3-6
0-3
0-3
1-7
1-6
1-3
2-6
0-0
0-0
2-5
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-5
4-5
2-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
23-69
7-30
8-12
2nd half: 14-33 42.4%
2nd half: 4-13 30.8%
2nd half: 5-6
83.3%
TP
3 6 9 4
0 1 1 2
2 1 3 4
2 4 6 2
5 7 12 2
0 0 0 2
1 1 2 4
0 4 4 0
1 1 2 0
2 3 5
16 28 44 20
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
1
0
0
1
0
62 15
5
2
6 200
Game: 23-59 39.0%
Game: 6-23 26.1%
Game: 10-18 55.6%
33
31
27
24
30
11
15
4
23
2
Deadball
Rebounds
3
f
f
f
g
31.8%
25.0%
80.0%
3-9
4-8
3-8
2-7
1-11
1-1
2-6
0-0
1-1
1-5
0-0
2-5
1-2
0-6
0-0
1-3
0-0
0-0
17-51
5-21
TP
2-3
3-9
3-3
0-0
1-2
0-0
4-4
0-0
2-4
1 2 3 4
6 9 15 4
1 7 8 4
1 4 5 2
0 1 1 1
1 1 2 1
0 3 3 2
0 0 0 0
1 5 6 0
3 1 4
15-25 14 33 47 18
2nd half: 10-29 34.5%
2nd half: 2-9
22.2%
2nd half: 7-15 46.7%
A TO Blk Stl
Min
9
11
11
5
3
2
9
0
4
2
0
1
1
3
1
1
0
0
1
1
2
4
2
1
2
1
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
54
9 15
3
4 200
Game: 17-51 33.3%
Game: 5-21 23.8%
Game: 15-25 60.0%
27
22
28
29
36
14
28
4
12
Deadball
Rebounds
5
1st
2nd
21
25
41
29
Total
Points
ILL
BU
62
54
In
Paint
26
22
Last FG - ILL 2nd-01:30, BU 2nd-00:15.
Largest lead - ILL by 10 2nd-06:56, BU by 7 1st-17:08.
ILL led for 22:15. BU led for 13:47. Game was tied for 03:46.
Off
T/O
12
10
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
8
2
9
2
Bench
15
15
Score tied - 4 times.
Lead changed - 7 times.
American
vs Illinois
Dec. 6, 2014 // state
farm center
// champaign, ill.
12/06/14 1 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
A TO Blk Stl
Min
8
3
3
13
22
2
2
8
0
0
1
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
61
7
7
1
1 200
Game: 23-69 33.3%
Game: 7-30 23.3%
Game: 8-12 66.7%
35
27
23
27
34
13
8
29
4
Deadball
Rebounds
0
Joe Thomas
Tonye Jekiri
Sheldon McClellan
Angel Rodriguez
Manu Lecomte
Ja'Quan Newton
Deandre Burnett
James Palmer
Omar Sherman
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 10-26 38.5%
3FG % 1st Half: 5-14 35.7%
FT % 1st Half: 12-12 100.0
f
c
g
g
g
0-1
3-6
5-10
2-9
4-8
0-0
7-16
0-2
1-6
0-0
0-0
2-4
1-5
2-5
0-0
3-10
0-1
1-5
22-58
9-30
TP
0 0 0 0
3 6 9 4
1 8 9 2
0 6 6 2
2 1 3 3
0 2 2 2
1 7 8 0
0 0 0 0
0 1 1 3
3 3 6
17-21 10 34 44 16
2nd half: 12-32 37.5%
2nd half: 4-16 25.0%
2nd half: 5-9
55.6%
2-2
0-0
2-2
4-6
5-7
0-0
2-2
0-0
2-2
2
6
14
9
15
0
19
0
5
A TO Blk Stl
0
2
2
5
1
1
0
0
1
70 12
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
Min
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
3
4 200
Game: 22-58 37.9%
Game: 9-30 30.0%
Game: 17-21 81.0%
11
29
37
32
35
5
24
9
18
Deadball
Rebounds
2
24
37
2nd
37
33
Total
61
70
Last FG - ILL 2nd-01:08, UM 2nd-02:45.
Largest lead - ILL by 3 1st-19:37, UM by 13 1st-00:26.
ILL led for 00:54. UM led for 37:09. Game was tied for 01:57.
38 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
20
44
00
14
22
03
04
05
21
34
Points
ILL
UM
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Jones, Charlie
Elcano, Zach
Gardner, Pee Wee
Reed, Jesse
Schoof, John
Montgomery, Justice
Paquin, Alex
Vasic, Marko
Rhea, Jalen
Brown, Gabe
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 7-19
3FG % 1st Half: 2-5
FT % 1st Half: 3-4
36.8%
40.0%
75.0%
##
32
f
c
g
g
g
2-3
3-7
5-11
5-10
5-8
0-0
0-0
1-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
1-4
2-4
0-0
0-0
1-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-3
5-5
2-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
21-42
5-12
8-11
2nd half: 14-23 60.9%
2nd half: 3-7
42.9%
2nd half: 5-7
71.4%
TP
0 6 6 2
0 2 2 3
0 1 1 3
0 4 4 2
0 2 2 4
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1
0 1 1 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 2 2
0 18 18 16
4
7
16
13
12
0
0
3
0
0
A TO Blk Stl
1
6
3
3
3
0
0
2
0
0
1
55 10 19
3
1
2
0
1
0
0
2
0
1
Min
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
7 200
Game: 21-42 50.0%
Game: 5-12 41.7%
Game: 8-11 72.7%
38
37
33
38
30
4
4
11
2
3
Deadball
Rebounds
2,1
03
11
21
24
01
10
12
22
25
31
45
In
Paint
26
24
Off
T/O
2
9
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
21
7
8
0
Score tied - 2 times.
Lead changed - 1 time.
Bench
12
24
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 13-27 48.1%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-7
28.6%
FT % 1st Half: 4-4
100.0
Officials: Bill Covington Jr., Mike Eades, Sean Hull
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. #15 Miami-None.
Attendance: 6086
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
1st
##
Illinois 70 • 7-1
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Score by periods
Illinois
#15 Miami
Min
1
0
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Game 8
#15 Miami 70 • 8-0
##
10-18
A TO Blk Stl
0
5
4
0
1
3
0
0
2
0
American 55 • 5-4
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
FG % 1st Half: 9-36
3FG % 1st Half: 3-17
FT % 1st Half: 3-6
6-23
4
7
2
17
17
0
6
0
7
2
#24/25
ILLINOIS
55
Official Basketball
Box Score70,
-- Gameamerican
Totals -- Final Statistics
Illinois 61 • 6-1
21
f
Score by periods
Illinois
Baylor
12/02/14 9 p.m. at BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
11
23-59
TP
5 3 8 4
0 3 3 3
0 6 6 0
0 3 3 3
0 7 7 3
0 0 0 0
2 0 2 2
0 0 0 4
0 0 0 1
1 0 1 0
0 3 3
8 25 33 20
Officials: TONY CHIAZZA, WILLIAM HUMES, TIM COMER
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. Baylor-None.
Attendance: 5500
Las Vegas Invitational Championship
Illinois vscenter
#15 Miami
Dec. 2, 2014 // BankUnited
// coral Gables, Fla.
03
0-0
1-2
2-2
3-3
4-8
0-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-1
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
O'Neale, Royce
Gathers, Rico
Prince, Taurean
Motley, Johnathan
Medford, Lester
Wainright, Ishmail
Freeman, Al
Mills, Austin
Deng, Deng
Team
Totals
Game 7
32
0-0
2-7
0-6
2-3
1-4
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-3
0-0
2nd half: 13-28 46.4%
2nd half: 5-12 41.7%
2nd half: 10-15 66.7%
Player
#15/15
miami
61
Official Basketball
Box70,
Score --#24/25
Game TotalsILLINOIS
-- Final Statistics
##
2-6
2-9
0-6
6-11
6-13
0-0
3-5
0-0
3-8
1-1
Baylor 54 • 5-1
00
3 15 200
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
FG % 1st Half: 10-31 32.3%
3FG % 1st Half: 1-11
9.1%
FT % 1st Half: 0-3
0.0%
##
Officials: ALVIN COX, TONY CHIAZZA, WILLIAM HUME
Technical fouls: Indiana State-Gant, Justin; Smith, Khristian.
Illinois-Egwu, Nnanna.
Attendance: 5500
Las Vegas Invitational
Score by periods
Indiana State
Illinois
##
f
g
g
g
g
2-3
3-5
2-6
6-10
1-7
2-2
1-1
1-2
3-5
2-7
0-0
0-0
1-1
1-1
1-3
1-2
0-3
0-0
1-1
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-2
0-0
8-8
4-5
0-0
0-0
2-2
2-2
1-2
0-0
23-48
5-12
19-21
2nd half: 10-21 47.6%
2nd half: 3-5
60.0%
2nd half: 15-17 88.2%
TP
0 7 7 3
0 1 1 1
1 2 3 2
2 1 3 3
0 2 2 2
0 1 1 2
0 0 0 0
1 3 4 2
3 1 4 3
0 2 2 0
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 2 2
7 22 29 18
5
7
7
13
10
8
3
2
8
6
1
0
A TO Blk Stl
0
3
1
0
1
4
0
0
0
1
0
0
Min
4
1
3
2
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
1
0
70 10 14
3
8 200
Game: 23-48 47.9%
Game: 5-12 41.7%
Game: 19-21 90.5%
27
21
26
24
28
19
2
17
11
22
2
1
Deadball
Rebounds
1
Officials: D.J. Carstensen, Ray Perone, Jim Schipper
Technical fouls: American-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 13924
Score by periods
American
Illinois
1st
19
32
2nd
36
38
Total
55
70
Last FG - AMERICAN 2nd-00:00, ILL 2nd-00:20.
Largest lead - AMERICAN by 3 1st-19:36, ILL by 20 2nd-03:22.
AMERICAN led for 01:26. ILL led for 32:45. Game was tied for 05:29.
Points
AMERIC
ILL
In
Paint
20
22
Off
T/O
15
26
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
0
4
10
2
Score tied - 2 times.
Lead changed - 3 times.
Bench
3
28
Game 9
Game 10
OfficialVillanova
Basketball Box Score
Totals --ILLINOIS
Final Statistics 59
#7/7
73,-- Game
#-/25
#7 Villanova vs Illinois
Oregon 77, #-/25 ILLINOIS 70
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Illinois
Dec.
13, 2014 //Oregon
UnitedvsCenter
// Chicago, Ill.
12/13/14 6:00 pm at United Center (Chicago, IL)
Dec. 9, 201412/09/14
// Madison
Square
Garden
// New
7pm at Madison
Square Garden,
New York,
NY York, N.Y.
#7 Villanova 73 • 9-0
##
22
23
04
15
31
00
02
03
05
14
20
52
Oregon 77 • 6-3
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
PINKSTON, JAYVAUGH
OCHEFU, DANIEL
HILLIARD, DARRUN
ARCIDIACONO, RYAN
ENNIS, DYLAN
LOWE, HENRY
JENKINS, KRIS
HART, JOSH
BOOTH, PHIL
REYNOLDS, DARRYL
FARRELL, PATRICK
RAFFERTY, KEVIN
Team
Totals
f
f
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 13-28 46.4%
3FG % 1st Half: 0-5
0.0%
FT % 1st Half: 7-9
77.8%
2-4
6-10
4-11
3-7
7-10
0-0
2-3
4-8
1-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-5
0-1
2-4
0-0
0-1
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
29-54
4-12
TP
4-5
0-0
2-2
0-2
2-2
0-0
0-0
2-2
1-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
2 4 6 3
2 4 6 3
0 4 4 2
1 0 1 2
0 5 5 2
0 0 0 0
1 1 2 2
2 5 7 2
1 0 1 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
3 2 5
11-14 12 25 37 17
2nd half: 16-26 61.5%
2nd half: 4-7
57.1%
2nd half: 4-5
80.0%
A TO Blk Stl
8
12
12
6
18
0
4
10
3
0
0
0
1
2
1
2
3
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
Min
5
3
0
1
4
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
73 13 16
5
8 200
Game: 29-54 53.7%
Game: 4-12 33.3%
Game: 11-14 78.6%
26
25
32
31
35
1
16
23
7
2
1
1
Deadball
Rebounds
0
Illinois 59 • 7-2
##
21
24
32
03
11
01
10
12
22
25
31
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Nunn, Kendrick
Colbert, Austin
Team
Totals
f
f
c
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-10 20.0%
FT % 1st Half: 3-5
60.0%
8-16
5-15
3-5
2-5
1-8
0-1
0-0
1-2
0-1
4-7
1-1
1-3
0-3
1-1
1-3
1-4
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
0-0
3-5
0-0
1-2
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
25-61
5-16
4-8
2nd half: 14-34 41.2%
2nd half: 3-6
50.0%
2nd half: 1-3
33.3%
TP
2 3 5 3
1 4 5 3
6 3 9 3
0 1 1 4
0 2 2 1
0 2 2 1
0 0 0 0
1 0 1 3
2 0 2 0
0 0 0 1
0 0 0 0
2 1 3
14 16 30 19
A TO Blk Stl
20
10
8
5
3
0
0
2
0
9
2
2
1
2
4
0
3
0
0
0
1
0
Min
2
2
1
4
2
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
59 13 14
3
6 200
Game: 25-61 41.0%
Game: 5-16 31.3%
Game: 4-8
50.0%
35
37
34
25
20
14
1
7
6
20
1
Deadball
Rebounds
1
Officials: Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney, Paul Szelc
Technical fouls: #7 Villanova-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 11617
Jimmy V Classic
Score by periods
#7 Villanova
Illinois
1st
2nd
33
27
40
32
Total
Points
VU
ILL
73
59
0
23
24
14
15
1
2
3
32
In
Paint
42
30
Off
T/O
19
11
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
13
6
9
2
Benjamin, Dwayne
Cook, Elgin
Brooks, Dillon
Rorie, Ahmaad
Abdul-Bassit, Jalil
Bell, Jordan
Benson, Casey
Young, Joseph
Jensen, Tim
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 10-29 34.5%
3FG % 1st Half: 4-7
57.1%
FT % 1st Half: 1-2
50.0%
f
f
g
g
g
Bench
17
13
32
03
21
24
25
01
10
11
12
22
31
45
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Nunn, Kendrick
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Cosby, Aaron
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 11-24 45.8%
3FG % 1st Half: 5-12 41.7%
FT % 1st Half: 10-12 83.3%
f
g
g
g
g
1st
25
37
2nd
30
36
13
10
24
11
0
2
2
15
0
A TO Blk Stl
3
2
4
2
1
1
2
5
0
Min
0
2
2
1
3
2
1
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
77 20 12
6
2 200
Game: 30-65 46.2%
Game: 5-12 41.7%
Game: 12-15 80.0%
30
25
27
27
17
21
19
33
1
Deadball
Rebounds
1
32
21
24
25
3
1
11
12
22
31
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Egwu, Nnanna
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Nunn, Kendrick
Starks, Ahmad
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Colbert, Austin
Team
Totals
c
g
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 11-30 36.7%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-10 30.0%
FT % 1st Half: 14-14 100.0
3-10
3-11
9-16
2-5
2-6
2-4
1-9
1-3
0-0
0-0
0-1
0-0
5-7
0-2
1-4
0-0
1-5
0-0
0-0
0-0
23-64
7-19
TP
4-4
0-0
6-8
2-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
3-4
2-2
0-0
3 4 7 1
3 4 7 4
2 2 4 4
0 4 4 0
1 3 4 3
0 0 0 0
0 2 2 1
2 3 5 4
0 1 1 1
0 0 0 0
3 3 6
17-20 14 26 40 18
2nd half: 12-34 35.3%
2nd half: 4-9
44.4%
2nd half: 3-6
50.0%
10
6
29
6
5
4
3
5
2
0
A TO Blk Stl
Min
0
1
2
4
4
2
3
0
1
0
0
2
2
1
1
0
0
1
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
70 17
9
5
5 200
Game: 23-64 35.9%
Game: 7-19 36.8%
Game: 17-20 85.0%
31
26
29
30
28
12
20
14
9
1
Deadball
Rebounds
1
Officials: Terry Wymer, Tom Eades, Larry Scirotto
Technical fouls: Oregon-Cook, Elgin. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 13759
1st
2nd
35
39
42
31
Total
Points
ORE
ILL
77
70
In
Paint
40
20
Last FG - ORE 2nd-00:00, ILL 2nd-00:44.
Largest lead - ORE by 7 2nd-01:31, ILL by 13 1st-04:12.
ORE led for 06:30. ILL led for 28:53. Game was tied for 04:33.
Off
T/O
6
9
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
13
17
8
6
Bench
19
14
Score tied - 8 times.
Lead changed - 5 times.
Missouri vsCenter
Illinois // St. Louis, Mo.
Dec. 20, 2014 // scottrade
12/20/14 1:05 p.m. at St. Louis, Mo. (Scottrade Center)
TP
12
0
10
12
5
3
0
0
3
2
0
0
0
8
A TO Blk Stl
1
1
0
0
1
3
2
0
1
1
0
0
2
1
0
2
2
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
55
9 12
3
Min
29
24
23
32
25
2
2
2
14
2
13
2
2
28
7 200
Deadball
Rebounds
2
TP
10
5
6
12
16
8
3
6
2
5
0
0
A TO Blk Stl
0
2
5
0
3
1
0
0
1
3
1
0
1
2
0
1
3
0
0
0
3
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
73 12 16
8
Min
27
24
25
23
26
17
3
23
18
10
3
1
3 200
Game: 21-49 42.9%
Game: 9-21 42.9%
Game: 22-26 84.6%
Total
55
73
Last FG - HAMM 2nd-00:12, ILL 2nd-02:26.
Largest lead - HAMM None, ILL by 26 2nd-04:28.
HAMM led for 00:00. ILL led for 37:48. Game was tied for 01:52.
39 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Points
HAMM
ILL
##
03
44
13
14
15
02
04
05
12
23
Deadball
Rebounds
5,2
In
Paint
22
8
Off
T/O
13
14
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
9
2
6
2
Score tied - 0 times.
Lead changed - 0 times.
Bench
16
24
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Williams III, Johnat
Rosburg, Ryan
Gill-Caesar, Montaqu
Shamburger, Keith
Clark, Wes
Bello, Deuce
Isabell, Tramaine
Allen, D'Angelo
Wright, Namon
Gant, Jakeenan
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 10-25 40.0%
3FG % 1st Half: 4-9
44.4%
FT % 1st Half: 6-10 60.0%
f
f
g
g
g
6-13
0-1
3-8
1-5
4-9
1-2
0-1
3-4
1-1
3-6
1-3
0-0
0-2
1-4
1-5
0-1
0-1
2-2
1-1
0-2
2-3
0-0
2-2
2-2
2-2
0-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
22-50
6-21
9-13
2nd half: 12-25 48.0%
2nd half: 2-12 16.7%
2nd half: 3-3
100.0
1 7 8
1 1 2
0 3 3
2 3 5
0 5 5
0 1 1
0 0 0
0 5 5
0 0 0
2 0 2
1 0 1
7 25 32
TP
A TO Blk Stl
Min
2
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
2
15
0
8
5
11
2
0
8
3
7
1
0
0
1
3
0
1
1
1
0
2
1
4
0
5
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
9
59
8 14
4
4 200
Game: 22-50 44.0%
Game: 6-21 28.6%
Game: 9-13 69.2%
32
11
31
32
31
9
7
20
11
16
Deadball
Rebounds
2
Illinois 62 • 9-3
##
Officials: Gene Steratore, Kelly Pfeifer, Rob Riley
Technical fouls: Hampton-BROWN,Ke'Ron; MEIKLE,Dwight. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 12564
Score by periods
Hampton
Illinois
5-12
2nd half: 15-32 46.9%
2nd half: 2-6
33.3%
2nd half: 10-10 100.0
Player
ill.
Game: 23-66 34.8%
Game: 7-15 46.7%
Game: 2-9
22.2%
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
4-6
1-1
1-2
2
3
5
1
2-5
1-3
0-0
0
1
1
3
2-5
0-2
2-3
0
3
3
3
4-12
1-5
3-3
1
4
5
4
6-9
4-6
0-0
0
4
4
2
0-0
0-0
8-8
0
3
3
0
1-1
1-1
0-0
0
0
0
0
1-4
1-3
3-4
0
4
4
2
0-3
0-0
2-2
0
8
8
1
1-2
0-0
3-4
1
0
1
0
0-2
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
3
1
4
21-49
9-21
22-26
7 31 38 16
2nd half: 10-25 40.0%
2nd half: 4-9
44.4%
2nd half: 12-14 85.7%
30-65
2 3 5 4
3 4 7 3
3 2 5 4
0 3 3 1
0 1 1 3
1 6 7 2
0 4 4 0
0 4 4 1
0 0 0 0
2 2 4
12-15 11 29 40 18
59Statistics
Official Illinois
Basketball Box 62,
Score --Missouri
Game Totals -- Final
Illinois 73 • 8-3
##
g
TP
0-0
0-1
6-7
3-3
0-0
0-0
0-1
3-3
0-0
Missouri 59 • 5-6
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
6-12
0-0
0-0
6
1
7
4
0-7
0-0
0-2
0
2
2
1
4-13
2-5
0-3
3
5
8
2
5-9
2-4
0-0
0
1
1
2
2-6
0-2
1-1
4
1
5
4
1-1
1-1
0-0
0
1
1
0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
1-3
0-0
1-3
1
3
4
2
1-1
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0
3
3
4
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
1
1
0
3-12
2-3
0-0
1
2
3
1
0
0
0
23-66
7-15
2-9
15 20 35 21
2nd half: 13-37 35.1%
2nd half: 3-8
37.5%
2nd half: 1-7
14.3%
g
3-5
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-2
2-4
0-0
Game 12
Illinois 73, Hampton 55
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Hampton vs Illinois
17, 2014
// state
farm center // champaign,
12/17/14 6 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
Player
MEIKLE,Dwight
PRESSLEY,Jervon
CHIEVOUS,Quinton
POWERS,Deron
BROWN,Ke'Ron
RALLS,Donald
CARROLL,Keith
COOKS,Lawrence
OKOROBA,Emmanuel
HAYDEN,Gregory
DARDEN,Brian
ADAMS,Dionte
REED,Phillip
JOHNSON,Reginald
Team
Totals
f
Score by periods
Oregon
Illinois
Hampton 55 • 4-6
23
30
03
11
21
00
01
04
05
13
14
32
33
34
f
5-12
5-9
9-15
4-8
0-2
1-3
1-4
5-12
0-0
Illinois 70 • 7-3
Game 11
##
f
Score tied - 2 times.
Lead changed - 6 times.
Last FG - VU 2nd-01:42, ILL 2nd-00:28.
Largest lead - VU by 16 2nd-01:42, ILL by 1 1st-19:10.
VU led for 36:05. ILL led for 01:20. Game was tied for 01:31.
Dec.
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
FG % 1st Half: 15-33 45.5%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-6
50.0%
FT % 1st Half: 2-5
40.0%
##
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
##
32
03
21
24
25
01
11
12
22
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Nunn, Kendrick
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 13-30 43.3%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-10 20.0%
FT % 1st Half: 4-4
100.0
c
g
g
g
g
3-6
6-13
3-7
7-15
3-9
0-0
1-4
1-1
0-2
0-1
1-7
0-2
2-4
1-3
0-0
0-1
0-0
0-0
24-57
4-18
TP
2 1 3 3
0 0 0 1
3 0 3 2
1 6 7 2
1 4 5 2
0 1 1 0
0 7 7 1
1 2 3 2
1 0 1 0
1 2 3
10-14 10 23 33 13
2nd half: 11-27 40.7%
2nd half: 2-8
25.0%
2nd half: 6-10 60.0%
0-0
0-0
4-5
3-3
2-2
1-2
0-0
0-2
0-0
A TO Blk Stl
Min
6
13
10
19
9
1
2
2
0
0
2
0
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
62
7
8
1
3 200
Game: 24-57 42.1%
Game: 4-18 22.2%
Game: 10-14 71.4%
29
33
31
28
26
7
26
13
7
Deadball
Rebounds
2
Officials: Ted Valentine, Mark Whitehead, Gerry Pollard
Technical fouls: Missouri-None. Illinois-Black, Leron.
Attendance: 20079
34th Annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game
Score by periods
Missouri
Illinois
1st
30
32
2nd
29
30
Total
59
62
Last FG - MU-M 2nd-00:18, ILL 2nd-00:00.
Largest lead - MU-M by 3 2nd-07:47, ILL by 6 2nd-12:47.
MU-M led for 06:02. ILL led for 28:17. Game was tied for 05:24.
Points
MU-M
ILL
In
Paint
20
30
Off
T/O
5
13
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
7
7
6
6
Score tied - 10 times.
Lead changed - 8 times.
Bench
20
5
Game 13
Dec.
Game 14
Illinois 93, kennesaw state 45
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
State vs Illinois
27, 2014
//Kennesaw
state farm
center // champaign,
12/27/14 8 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
michigan 73, ILLINOIS 65 (OT)
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Illinois vs Michigan
Dec.
30,
2014 // crisler
Center // ann arbor, mich.
12/30/14 3:05 PM at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
ill.
Kennesaw State 45 • 4-10
##
05
24
01
03
04
02
21
25
42
44
MORENA, Bernard
COLEMAN, Orlando
PRUITT, Nigel
LOVE, Delbert
BROWN, Yonel
JONES, Jordan
MASTERSON, Nick
BENNETT, Alijah
WILSON, Damien
DIECKER, Justin
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 5-28
3FG % 1st Half: 4-11
FT % 1st Half: 4-4
Illinois 65 • 10-4 (0-1)
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
f
f
g
g
g
17.9%
36.4%
100.0
0-3
1-7
2-6
2-9
3-10
0-0
2-8
0-0
3-13
2-5
0-0
0-2
2-6
0-3
2-6
0-0
2-8
0-0
1-4
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-2
0-0
2-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
3-4
1-1
15-61
7-29
8-9
2nd half: 10-33 30.3%
2nd half: 3-18 16.7%
2nd half: 4-5
80.0%
TP
2 4 6 4
2 1 3 2
0 6 6 3
0 5 5 0
0 2 2 0
0 0 0 2
0 0 0 1
0 0 0 1
6 5 11 3
0 0 0 5
1 1 2
11 24 35 21
0
2
8
4
10
0
6
0
10
5
A TO Blk Stl
1
1
1
3
2
0
0
0
3
0
Min
4
2
4
2
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
45 11 16
4
4 200
Game: 15-61 24.6%
Game: 7-29 24.1%
Game: 8-9
88.9%
20
21
24
36
36
1
15
1
30
16
Deadball
Rebounds
0
32
03
21
24
25
01
10
11
12
22
31
45
32
03
21
24
25
01
11
12
22
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Nunn, Kendrick
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
f
g
g
g
g
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Nunn, Kendrick
Tate, Jaylon
LaTulip, Mike
Cosby, Aaron
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Totals
f
g
g
g
g
3-4
2-7
6-7
7-7
3-9
2-4
0-2
5-10
4-8
3-6
1-1
0-0
0-1
1-5
2-2
2-2
0-2
0-1
0-1
2-6
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
36-65
FG % 1st Half: 20-34 58.8%
3FG % 1st Half: 5-14 35.7%
FT % 1st Half: 9-12 75.0%
7-21
1-1
2-2
2-3
5-6
1-2
1-2
0-0
1-1
0-0
1-1
0-0
0-0
14-18
2nd half: 16-31 51.6%
2nd half: 2-7
28.6%
2nd half: 5-6
83.3%
TP
1 2 3 3
0 1 1 1
2 7 9 2
0 6 6 0
1 1 2 4
0 0 0 1
0 2 2 0
0 1 1 0
1 7 8 1
2 3 5 0
0 5 5 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0
7 35 42 13
7
7
16
21
7
5
0
13
8
7
2
0
A TO Blk Stl
0
2
1
2
4
7
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
93 19
6
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Min
0
0
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
18
20
22
25
23
6
23
19
16
7
1
4 200
Game: 36-65 55.4%
Game: 7-21 33.3%
Game: 14-18 77.8%
Deadball
Rebounds
2,1
Officials: Lamont Simpson, Donnie Eppley, Tim Stewart
Technical fouls: Kennesaw State-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 16158
Score by periods
Kennesaw State
Illinois
1st
18
54
Total
2nd
Points
KSU
ILL
45
93
27
39
In
Paint
14
44
Last FG - KSU 2nd-02:58, ILL 2nd-00:46.
Largest lead - KSU None, ILL by 52 2nd-08:18.
KSU led for 00:00. ILL led for 39:44. Game was tied for 00:16.
24-58
FG % 1st Half: 13-29 44.8%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-6
50.0%
FT % 1st Half: 3-4
75.0%
Off
T/O
6
23
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
6
0
6
10
Bench
21
35
Score tied - 0 times.
Lead changed - 0 times.
##
03
32
10
21
23
02
12
24
34
44
24
25
01
11
12
22
Egwu, Nnanna
Starks, Ahmad
Hill, Malcolm
Rice, Rayvonte
Nunn, Kendrick
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 13-27 48.1%
3FG % 1st Half: 8-15 53.3%
FT % 1st Half: 3-6
50.0%
02
12
23
00
03
01
15
31
33
55
g
g
g
g
2-6
1-8
3-6
7-8
2-5
0-1
2-8
1-1
2-2
0-1
0-5
1-3
4-5
2-3
0-1
2-6
0-0
0-0
3-4
2-2
1-2
2-2
4-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
20-45
9-24
12-16
2nd half:
2nd half:
2nd half:
7-18
1-9
9-10
38.9%
11.1%
90.0%
TP
0 2 2 3
0 1 1 1
0 3 3 0
1 6 7 4
0 4 4 1
0 0 0 2
1 0 1 1
0 1 1 2
1 0 1 4
0 1 1
3 18 21 18
7
4
8
20
10
0
6
2
4
A TO Blk Stl
2
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
2
61 14 20
0
4
0
4
3
2
1
0
0
Min
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
2
8 200
Game: 20-45 44.4%
Game: 9-24 37.5%
Game: 12-16 75.0%
27
31
30
33
26
9
22
6
16
Deadball
Rebounds
2
OT:
OT:
OT:
2-8
0-4
2-2
25.0%
0.0%
100.0
0
0
1
6
1
2
0
0
1
Min
2
1
2
3
4
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
65 11 12
4
2 225
Game: 24-58 41.4%
Game: 6-15 40.0%
Game: 11-14 78.6%
27
20
36
35
25
25
30
12
15
Deadball
Rebounds
2
Loving, Marc
Thompson, Sam
Williams, Amir
Russell, D'Angelo
Scott, Shannon
Tate, Jae'Sean
Williams, Kam
Lee, Anthony
Bates-Diop, Keita
McDonald, Trey
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 13-22 59.1%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-9
33.3%
FT % 1st Half: 7-10 70.0%
f
f
c
g
g
5-8
5-7
0-0
7-13
4-7
4-5
0-1
1-2
1-1
0-1
2-3
0-1
0-0
3-7
1-3
0-0
0-1
0-0
1-1
0-0
1-2
3-4
0-0
5-6
0-0
1-2
0-0
3-4
1-2
2-2
27-45
7-16
16-22
2nd half: 14-23 60.9%
2nd half: 4-7
57.1%
2nd half: 9-12 75.0%
TP
1 7 8 2
0 1 1 0
0 1 1 3
0 2 2 2
0 5 5 2
0 1 1 3
0 0 0 0
0 3 3 3
0 2 2 1
1 1 2 2
0 1 1
2 24 26 18
13
13
0
22
9
9
0
5
4
2
A TO Blk Stl
37
36
g
g
0-1
0-0
0-2
3-10
1-5
0-1
0-0
6-7
0-2
0-0
0-0
3-6
0-0
2-2
0-2
2-2
0-0
2-2
0-0
0-0
27-66 10-28
9-14
2nd half: 13-29 44.8%
2nd half: 6-14 42.9%
2nd half: 1-2
50.0%
OT:
OT:
OT:
TP
0 2 2 2
1 1 2 1
0 4 4 1
0 5 5 2
1 2 3 1
0 6 6 0
0 0 0 0
2 3 5 3
2 3 5 2
2 2 4 0
3 0 3
11 28 39 12
3-5
2-4
6-6
60.0%
50.0%
100.0
A TO Blk Stl
2
13
0
13
19
4
0
20
0
2
Min
1
1
1
1
5
5
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
2
2
0
0
0
0
73 15
5
1
7 225
Game: 27-66 40.9%
Game: 10-28 35.7%
Game: 9-14 64.3%
1st
32
26
2nd
27
33
Total
OT
Points
ILL
MICH
65
73
6
14
In
Paint
22
24
Last FG - ILL OT-00:01, MICH OT-00:42.
Largest lead - ILL by 13 2nd-11:23, MICH by 10 OT-00:07.
ILL led for 30:15. MICH led for 11:32. Game was tied for 03:11.
2nd
24
41
1
2
0
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
3
6
4
0
0
0
2
0
77 12 18
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
2
3
1
1
0
1
0
34
37
12
40
31
9
6
16
3
12
3 10 200
Game: 27-45 60.0%
Game: 7-16 43.8%
Game: 16-22 72.7%
Total
61
77
Last FG - ILL 2nd-02:52, OSU 2nd-00:48.
Largest lead - ILL by 8 1st-04:16, OSU by 20 2nd-04:33.
ILL led for 17:07. OSU led for 19:10. Game was tied for 03:43.
40 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Points
ILL
OSU
##
10
35
02
20
44
01
05
11
15
25
Off
T/O
4
11
19
21
27
42
42
25
1
24
21
3
Deadball
Rebounds
4
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
11
3
15
7
Bench
22
26
Score tied - 6 times.
Lead changed - 6 times.
Illinois 64, #11/9 maryland 57
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Maryland
vs Illinois
7, 2015 // state
farm center
// champaign,
01/07/15 8 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Jake Layman
Damonte Dodd
Melo Trimble
Richaud Pack
Dez Wells
Evan Smotrycz
Dion Wiley
Jared Nickens
Michal Cekovsky
Jon Graham
Team
Totals
f
f
g
g
g
4-6
1-2
6-14
1-7
2-8
0-6
3-4
2-5
0-0
0-0
19-52
FG % 1st Half: 10-27 37.0%
3FG % 1st Half: 4-11 36.4%
FT % 1st Half: 4-6
66.7%
Min
Deadball
Rebounds
4
Officials: Terry Wymer, Tom Eades, Evon Burroughs
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. Ohio State-None.
Attendance: 16028
1st
g
1-2
5-6
0-8
4-15
9-19
1-3
0-0
6-8
0-3
1-2
ill.
2nd half:
2nd half:
2nd half:
1-2
0-0
2-5
0-2
1-1
0-2
3-4
2-5
0-0
0-0
1-2
0-2
3-3
0-0
1-2
2-2
0-1
1-2
1-2
1-2
9-21
10-18
9-25
5-10
6-12
36.0%
50.0%
50.0%
TP
1 3 4 4
2 3 5 2
0 5 5 4
2 3 5 2
0 2 2 2
0 3 3 0
0 2 2 0
0 1 1 1
0 1 1 3
2 2 4 1
0 1 1
7 26 33 19
10
2
17
2
6
2
9
7
1
1
A TO Blk Stl
1
1
4
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
Min
2
4
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
57 11 10
4
2 200
Game: 19-52 36.5%
Game: 9-21 42.9%
Game: 10-18 55.6%
19
20
31
30
27
21
19
18
7
8
Deadball
Rebounds
5,2
Illinois 64 • 11-5, 1-2
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Score by periods
Illinois
Ohio State
11-14
42.9%
60.0%
75.0%
A TO Blk Stl
8
5
19
8
3
7
7
6
2
Maryland 57 • 14-2, 2-1
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
f
f
Score by periods
Illinois
Michigan
jan.
Ohio State 77 • 12-3, 1-1 B1G
##
6-15
9-21
3-5
6-8
TP
1 4 5 5
0 1 1 1
3 4 7 2
2 9 11 3
0 0 0 1
0 1 1 0
0 2 2 1
1 4 5 2
0 3 3 0
0 1 1
7 29 36 15
Game 16
Illinois 61 • 10-5, 0-2 B1G
21
2-2
0-0
4-4
1-2
0-0
1-1
1-2
2-3
0-0
Officials: Ted Valentine, Larry Scirotto, Rob Kueneman
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. Michigan-None.
Attendance: 12707
Game Duration 2:07
1/3/15 3:30 pm at Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena)
Player
f
FG % 1st Half: 11-32 34.4%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-10 20.0%
FT % 1st Half: 2-6
33.3%
Illinois
vs Ohio
jan. 3, 2015 // value
city
arenaState
// columbus, ohio
03
0-0
1-1
1-2
1-4
1-3
0-0
2-5
0-0
0-0
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Chatman, Kameron
Doyle, Ricky
Walton Jr., Derrick
Irvin, Zak
LeVert, Caris
Albrecht, Spike
Abdur-Rahkman, M-A
Dawkins, Aubrey
Donnal, Mark
Bielfeldt, Max
Team
Totals
Game 15
32
2nd half:
2nd half:
2nd half:
Player
#20/18
ohio
77,Totals
Illinois
61
Official
Basketball
Box state
Score -- Game
-- Final Statistics
##
3-6
2-6
7-12
3-11
1-4
3-3
2-9
2-4
1-3
Michigan 73 • 8-5 (1-0)
Illinois 93 • 10-3
##
##
In
Paint
14
34
Off
T/O
25
26
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
5
7
2
6
Score tied - 5 times.
Lead changed - 10 times.
Bench
12
20
##
32
01
11
21
25
03
12
22
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Starks, Ahmad
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 9-31
3FG % 1st Half: 4-13
FT % 1st Half: 4-5
29.0%
30.8%
80.0%
c
g
g
g
g
4-8
2-3
1-9
9-18
3-6
1-6
0-1
0-4
0-2
0-0
1-8
4-7
1-3
1-3
0-0
0-0
3-4
6-7
0-0
6-7
0-0
2-2
0-0
0-0
20-55
7-23
17-20
2nd half: 11-24 45.8%
2nd half: 3-10 30.0%
2nd half: 13-15 86.7%
TP
2 7 9 3
0 0 0 2
0 5 5 4
3 4 7 2
0 6 6 4
0 3 3 3
0 3 3 1
2 0 2 0
1 0 1
8 28 36 19
A TO Blk Stl
Min
11
10
3
28
7
5
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
1
1
2
1
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
0
0
64
7
7
4
4 200
Game: 20-55 36.4%
Game: 7-23 30.4%
Game: 17-20 85.0%
38
31
30
39
30
20
8
4
Deadball
Rebounds
2,1
Officials: Mike Eades, Terry Oglesby, Eric Curry
Technical fouls: Maryland-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 12896
Score by periods
Maryland
Illinois
1st
28
26
2nd
29
38
Total
57
64
Last FG - UMD 2nd-00:04, ILL 2nd-00:57.
Largest lead - UMD by 6 1st-06:26, ILL by 16 2nd-08:18.
UMD led for 11:07. ILL led for 21:07. Game was tied for 07:46.
Points
UMD
ILL
In
Paint
18
8
Off
T/O
5
10
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
5
0
6
0
Score tied - 6 times.
Lead changed - 4 times.
Bench
20
5
Game 17
Game 18
53,-- Game
IllinoiS
43Statistics
OfficialNebraska
Basketball Box Score
Totals -- Final
IllinoiS
Northwestern
67
Official
Basketball72,
Box Score
-- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
vs Northwestern
Jan, 14, 2015 //Illinois
welsh-ryan
Arena // evanston, ill.
Illinois vs
Nebraska
Jan, 11, 2015 // Pinnacle
Bank
Arena // Lincoln, Neb.
01/14/15 8:00 p.m. at Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
01/11/15 7:36 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, Neb.)
Illinois 43 • 11-6, 1-3
##
32
01
11
21
25
03
12
22
Illinois 72 • 12-6, 2-3 B1G
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Starks, Ahmad
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 7-25
3FG % 1st Half: 3-17
FT % 1st Half: 5-5
f
g
g
g
g
28.0%
17.6%
100.0
1-4
0-3
2-7
4-15
5-14
1-7
1-3
1-2
0-1
0-3
1-4
2-6
2-8
1-7
0-0
0-0
0-0
3-3
2-2
2-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
15-55
6-29
7-8
2nd half:
2nd half:
2nd half:
8-30
3-12
2-3
26.7%
25.0%
66.7%
TP
2 8 10 3
0 0 0 1
1 6 7 1
0 3 3 2
0 4 4 3
0 0 0 2
1 1 2 1
1 0 1 0
2 1 3
7 23 30 13
A TO Blk Stl
Min
2
3
7
12
12
3
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
2
2
2
1
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
4
1
0
0
43
7
9
4
7 200
Game: 15-55 27.3%
Game: 6-29 20.7%
Game: 7-8
87.5%
35
24
33
34
36
20
8
10
Deadball
Rebounds
1
Nebraska 53 • 10-6, 2-2
##
02
35
03
05
31
11
12
21
Player
Rivers, David
Pitchford, Walter
Parker, Benny
Petteway, Terran
Shields, Shavon
Smith, Tarin
Abraham, Moses
Smith, Leslee
Team
Totals
f
f
g
g
g
4-6
3-8
1-5
6-13
4-11
2-3
1-1
0-2
0-0
1-5
0-2
4-7
1-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-2
2-2
1-1
0-0
0-0
21-49
6-17
5-5
2nd half:
2nd half:
2nd half:
9-20
3-7
4-4
45.0%
42.9%
100.0
TP
3 4 7 2
0 6 6 0
0 3 3 2
0 3 3 3
0 8 8 2
0 6 6 0
1 1 2 1
0 0 0 0
1 2 3
5 33 38 10
A TO Blk Stl
8
7
2
18
11
5
2
0
1
0
0
4
5
0
0
0
1
1
2
5
2
1
0
0
1
53 10 13
Min
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
4
5 200
Game: 21-49 42.9%
Game: 6-17 35.3%
Game: 5-5
100.0
33
34
36
30
36
20
7
4
Deadball
Rebounds
0
Officials: Lamont Simpson, Pat Driscoll, Mark Whitehead
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. Nebraska-None.
Attendance: 15514
Actual Attendance: 13794
Score by periods
Illinois
Nebraska
32
1
11
21
25
12
22
3
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Starks, Ahmad
Team
Totals
c
g
g
g
g
FG % 1st Half: 14-33 42.4%
3FG % 1st Half: 7-17 41.2%
FT % 1st Half: 2-3
66.7%
3-4
0-3
7-15
3-9
8-13
1-2
0-3
4-13
0-0
0-1
4-8
0-3
4-7
0-0
0-0
0-5
26-62
8-24
1st
22
28
Total
2nd
Points
ILL
NEB
43
53
21
25
##
34
2 2 4 4
0 2 2 3
0 5 5 1
4 2 6 1
0 5 5 0
1 1 2 3
1 0 1 2
0 1 1 0
2 2 4
12-14 10 20 30 14
2nd half: 12-29 41.4%
2nd half: 1-7
14.3%
2nd half: 10-11 90.9%
4
22
14
30
0
20
23
3
32
44
50
Lumpkin, Sanjay
Law, Vic
Olah, Alex
Demps, Tre
McIntosh, Bryant
Vassar, Johnnie
Lindsey, Scottie
Cobb, JerShon
Sobolewski, Dave
Taphorn, Nathan
Skelly, Gavin
Kreisberg, Jeremiah
Team
Totals
In
Paint
16
16
Off
T/O
4
6
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
4
4
6
0
Bench
7
7
01
04
11
02
03
10
22
25
FG % 1st Half: 15-29 51.7%
3FG % 1st Half: 6-16 37.5%
FT % 1st Half: 2-5
40.0%
ill.
f
c
g
g
3-4
1-4
6-12
3-7
6-13
0-0
0-0
2-7
2-3
1-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-2
0-2
1-2
2-6
0-0
0-0
1-4
2-3
1-2
0-0
0-0
1-1
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-2
0-0
0-0
2-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
24-52
7-21
12-13
2nd half: 12-25 48.0%
2nd half: 2-9
22.2%
2nd half: 8-8
100.0
1st
2nd
37
33
jan.
f
f
g
g
g
8-10
2-5
7-12
2-7
1-9
3-5
2-2
0-0
0-2
2-4
0-0
1-3
4-6
1-4
1-6
3-5
1-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
5-6
1-2
3-3
0-0
4-4
1-2
1-1
0-0
0-0
0-2
27-56 11-25 15-20
2nd half: 12-27 44.4%
2nd half: 5-9
55.6%
2nd half: 13-15 86.7%
TP
3 6 9 1
0 1 1 3
0 7 7 2
0 2 2 1
1 2 3 1
0 3 3 2
1 0 1 2
0 0 0 0
1 0 1 1
2 0 2 1
0 2 2
8 23 31 14
21
6
21
5
7
10
6
0
0
4
A TO Blk Stl
Min
1
1
2
3
9
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
80 16
9
2
5 200
Game: 27-56 48.2%
Game: 11-25 44.0%
Game: 15-20 75.0%
31
25
34
27
38
19
5
1
9
11
Deadball
Rebounds
4,4
Illinois 74 • 12-7, 2-4
##
32
01
11
21
25
03
12
22
FG % 1st Half: 12-27 44.4%
3FG % 1st Half: 6-14 42.9%
FT % 1st Half: 4-4
100.0
f
g
g
g
g
0-1
3-8
0-5
5-10
9-13
5-10
3-7
1-1
0-0
0-0
0-5
1-4
6-10
5-8
0-0
0-0
0-0
3-3
0-0
1-3
0-0
4-4
2-2
0-0
26-55 12-27 10-12
2nd half: 14-28 50.0%
2nd half: 6-13 46.2%
2nd half: 6-8
75.0%
TP
1 1 2 5
0 2 2 3
0 3 3 2
2 3 5 0
0 2 2 3
0 2 2 1
1 8 9 4
0 0 0 0
0 0 0
4 21 25 18
0
9
0
12
24
19
8
2
A TO Blk Stl
2
5
1
2
2
6
0
0
Min
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
74 18 10
3
4 200
Game: 26-55 47.3%
Game: 12-27 44.4%
Game: 10-12 83.3%
27
30
18
34
39
26
22
4
Deadball
Rebounds
0,1
Officials: Terry Wymer, Brian Dorsey, John Gaffney
Technical fouls: Indiana-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 17085
New State Farm Center attendance record
Score by periods
Indiana
Illinois
26
17
37
35
38
9
14
24
72 12
3
3
6 200
Deadball
Rebounds
1
TP
2 2 4 1
0 5 5 2
4 8 12 2
1 2 3 2
0 2 2 2
0 0 0 0
0 1 1 0
0 4 4 1
0 0 0 3
0 1 1 1
0 0 0 0
0 2 2 2
1 0 1
8 27 35 16
A TO Blk Stl
7
4
14
9
16
0
0
7
6
3
0
1
3
1
4
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Min
0
0
0
2
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
67 14 11
4
0 200
Game: 24-52 46.2%
Game: 7-21 33.3%
Game: 12-13 92.3%
28
18
33
31
34
0+
2
27
12
8
0+
7
Deadball
Rebounds
1
35
34
Total
Points
ILL
NU
72
67
In
Paint
20
28
Off
T/O
14
0
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
9
4
11
2
Bench
12
17
Score tied - 3 times.
Lead changed - 4 times.
Illinois 66, purdue 57
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Purdue
Illinois // champaign,
21, 2015 // state
farmvscenter
01/21/15 8 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
ill.
##
12
44
00
21
35
01
03
05
20
31
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Edwards, Vince
Haas, Isaac
Octeus, Jon
Stephens, Kendall
Davis, Rapheal
Scott, Bryson
Thompson, P.J.
Smotherman, Basil
Hammons, A.J.
Mathias, Dakota
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 13-30 43.3%
3FG % 1st Half: 0-6
0.0%
FT % 1st Half: 4-5
80.0%
f
c
g
g
g
4-13
1-2
7-11
0-4
6-13
0-0
1-3
0-0
3-6
2-8
1-4
0-0
0-2
0-2
2-4
0-0
0-2
0-0
0-0
2-7
2-2
0-1
0-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-4
0-0
24-60
5-21
4-9
2nd half: 11-30 36.7%
2nd half: 5-15 33.3%
2nd half: 0-4
0.0%
TP
3 2 5 4
1 1 2 2
2 4 6 3
0 2 2 1
1 5 6 3
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1
2 5 7 1
0 2 2 3
3 2 5
12 23 35 18
11
2
14
0
14
0
2
0
8
6
A TO Blk Stl
6
0
2
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
Min
3
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
57 12 10
5
4 200
Game: 24-60 40.0%
Game: 5-21 23.8%
Game: 4-9
44.4%
33
7
34
12
37
1
8
7
33
28
Deadball
Rebounds
2,1
Illinois 66 • 13-7, 3-4
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Cosby, Aaron
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Starks, Ahmad
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
1
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
Purdue 57 • 11-8, 3-3
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Williams, Troy
Hartman, Collin
Blackmon Jr., James
Johnson, Robert
Ferrell,Kevin (Yogi)
Zeisloft, Nick
Hoetzel, Max
Burton, Ryan
Robinson, Stanford
Holt, Emmitt
Team
Totals
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
Game 20
indiana 80, illinois 74
Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics
Indiana
Illinois // champaign,
18, 2015 // state
farmvscenter
01/18/15 12 p.m. at State Farm Center; Champaign, Ill.
Indiana 80 • 14-4, 4-1
30
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
Officials: Mike Eades, Larry Scirotto, Evon Burroughs
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. Northwestern-None.
Attendance: 7652
Score by periods
Illinois
Northwestern
Score tied - 3 times.
Lead changed - 5 times.
f
Game 19
05
Min
1
2
2
1
2
0
0
4
Game: 26-62 41.9%
Game: 8-24 33.3%
Game: 12-14 85.7%
Last FG - ILL 2nd-02:23, NU 2nd-00:12.
Largest lead - ILL by 11 1st-08:37, NU by 5 1st-16:22.
ILL led for 34:10. NU led for 04:21. Game was tied for 01:29.
##
A TO Blk Stl
6
0
19
10
25
2
0
10
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
FG % 1st Half: 12-27 44.4%
3FG % 1st Half: 5-12 41.7%
FT % 1st Half: 4-5
80.0%
Last FG - ILL 2nd-00:15, NEB 2nd-03:29.
Largest lead - ILL by 3 1st-19:42, NEB by 12 2nd-01:11.
ILL led for 02:05. NEB led for 35:44. Game was tied for 02:11.
jan.
TP
0-0
0-0
1-3
4-4
5-5
0-0
0-0
2-2
Northwestern 67 • 10-7, 1-3 B1G
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
FG % 1st Half: 12-29 41.4%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-10 30.0%
FT % 1st Half: 1-1
100.0
##
1st
38
34
2nd
42
40
Total
80
74
Last FG - IND 2nd-01:10, ILL 2nd-03:20.
Largest lead - IND by 11 1st-05:34, ILL by 11 1st-14:28.
IND led for 18:02. ILL led for 20:56. Game was tied for 01:02.
41 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
##
12
32
01
21
25
03
10
22
31
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Black, Leron
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Starks, Ahmad
LaTulip, Mike
Morgan, Maverick
Colbert, Austin
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 10-35 28.6%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-7
28.6%
FT % 1st Half: 10-12 83.3%
f
f
g
g
g
6-9
5-10
0-3
5-12
4-15
1-9
0-0
0-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
2-3
1-5
0-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
21-60
3-10
TP
6 7 13 4
3 4 7 4
0 2 2 1
1 5 6 0
1 6 7 1
0 1 1 0
0 0 0 0
1 0 1 1
0 0 0 1
4 2 6
21-24 16 27 43 12
2nd half: 11-25 44.0%
2nd half: 1-3
33.3%
2nd half: 11-12 91.7%
3-5
1-1
6-6
6-6
5-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
15
11
6
18
14
2
0
0
0
A TO Blk Stl
Min
0
0
6
4
2
1
0
0
0
2
0
3
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
66 13
9
5
8 200
Game: 21-60 35.0%
Game: 3-10 30.0%
Game: 21-24 87.5%
32
28
28
39
36
23
1
12
1
Deadball
Rebounds
2
Officials: Pat Driscoll, Tom Eades, Lewis Garrison
Technical fouls: Purdue-None. Illinois-None.
Attendance: 12965
Points
IND
ILL
In
Paint
28
22
Off
T/O
16
10
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
8
4
5
8
Score tied - 3 times.
Lead changed - 7 times.
Bench
20
29
Score by periods
Purdue
Illinois
1st
30
32
2nd
27
34
Total
57
66
Last FG - PUR 2nd-00:26, ILL 2nd-00:19.
Largest lead - PUR by 9 1st-05:34, ILL by 9 2nd-00:08.
PUR led for 19:48. ILL led for 16:26. Game was tied for 03:46.
Points
PUR
ILL
In
Paint
32
22
Off
T/O
9
13
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
11
4
12
6
Score tied - 7 times.
Lead changed - 11 times.
Bench
16
2
Game 21
Game 22
79,
IllinoiS
Officialminnesota
Basketball Box Score
-- Game
Totals -- Final71
Statistics
IllinoiS vs. penn state
Illinois vs
Minnesota
Jan, 24, 2015 // williams
Arena
// minneapolis, minn.
jan. 31, 2015 // state farm center // champaign, ill.
01/24/15 1:15 PM at Minneapolis, Minn. (Williams Arena)
Illinois 71 • 13-8, 3-5
##
12
32
01
21
25
03
10
22
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Black, Leron
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Starks, Ahmad
LaTulip, Mike
Morgan, Maverick
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 10-31 32.3%
3FG % 1st Half: 5-11 45.5%
FT % 1st Half: 5-7
71.4%
f
f
g
g
g
1-6
2-6
3-5
5-17
6-14
3-10
0-0
3-3
0-0
1-2
0-1
4-8
4-6
2-7
0-0
0-0
TP
0-0
2-2
5-5
4-4
2-3
0-0
0-0
1-2
5 4 9 4
1 3 4 3
0 3 3 5
2 1 3 1
1 2 3 4
0 0 0 2
0 1 1 0
3 1 4 2
3 0 3
23-61 11-24 14-16 15 15 30 21
2nd half: 13-30 43.3%
2nd half: 6-13 46.2%
2nd half: 9-9
100.0
2
7
11
18
18
8
0
7
A TO Blk Stl
0
0
9
1
1
1
0
0
Min
3
1
0
3
1
1
1
0
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
1
71 12 10
4
8 200
Game: 23-61 37.7%
Game: 11-24 45.8%
Game: 14-16 87.5%
21
27
31
36
38
30
4
13
Deadball
Rebounds
1
Minnesota 79 • 13-8, 2-6
##
15
24
01
04
11
02
21
23
41
55
Total
3-Ptr
Rebounds
FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF
Player
Walker, Maurice
King, Joey
Hollins, Andre
Mathieu, DeAndre
Morris, Carlos
Mason, Nate
Konate, Bakary
Buggs, Charles
Diedhiou, Gaston
Eliason, Elliott
Team
Totals
FG % 1st Half: 10-23 43.5%
3FG % 1st Half: 6-14 42.9%
FT % 1st Half: 7-8
87.5%
f
f
g
g
g
5-8
1-7
10-15
1-4
4-4
1-7
1-1
1-5
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-4
5-7
0-0
3-3
1-4
0-0
0-2
0-0
0-0
24-51
9-20
TP
5 8 13 4
1 6 7 3
1 2 3 0
2 0 2 2
0 2 2 3
1 2 3 0
0 2 2 3
2 1 3 3
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
2 1 3
22-29 14 24 38 18
2nd half: 14-28 50.0%
2nd half: 3-6
50.0%
2nd half: 15-21 71.4%
2-2
1-1
3-6
3-4
5-6
7-8
1-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
12
3
28
5
16
10
3
2
0
0
A TO Blk Stl
1
3
5
3
0
6
0
0
0
0
3
2
1
2
1
2
1
0
0
0
1
79 18 13
Min
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
6 200
Game: 24-51 47.1%
Game: 9-20 45.0%
Game: 22-29 75.9%
29
32
35
31
23
28
10
10
1
1
Deadball
Rebounds
5
Officials: Mike Eades, Larry Scirotto, Chris Beaver
Technical fouls: Illinois-None. Minnesota-None.
Attendance: 13421
Score by periods
Illinois
Minnesota
1st
30
33
2nd
41
46
Total
71
79
Points
ILL
MINN
Last FG - ILL 2nd-00:05, MINN 2nd-01:11.
Largest lead - ILL by 3 1st-19:26, MINN by 15 2nd-05:56.
ILL led for 10:52. MINN led for 24:00. Game was tied for 04:37.
In
Paint
18
24
Off
T/O
15
14
2nd
Fast
Chance Break
15
5
18
5
Score tied - 10 times.
Lead changed - 21 times.
Game 23
illinois vs. rutgers
feb. 3, 2015 // state farm center // champaign, ill.
42 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
Bench
15
15
Game 24
Illinois at michigan state
feb. 7, 2015 // breslin center // east lansing, mich.
2014-15 Big Ten Statistics
2014-15 Fighting Illini Basketball
Illinois Combined Team Statistics (as of Jan 24, 2015)
Conference games
RECORD:
ALL GAMES
CONFERENCE
NON-CONFERENCE
##
Player
21
25
24
03
11
32
01
12
22
10
31
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Rice, Rayvonte
Starks, Ahmad
Cosby, Aaron
Egwu, Nnanna
Tate, Jaylon
Black, Leron
Morgan, Maverick
LaTulip, Mike
Colbert, Austin
Team
Total..........
Opponents......
HOME
2-1
2-1
0-0
AWAY
1-4
1-4
0-0
Total
3-Point
min avg fg-fga
fg% 3fg-fga 3fg%
F-Throw
ft-fta
ft%
8-8
8-8
2-2
8-2
6-4
8-8
8-6
8-2
8-0
2-0
1-0
283
268
68
194
170
235
195
118
88
5
1
28-33
16-20
3-4
10-10
4-7
11-13
24-25
7-10
1-2
0-0
0-0
8
8
1625
1625
gp-gs
TEAM STATISTICS
SCORING
Points per game
Scoring margin
FIELD GOALS-ATT
Field goal pct
3 POINT FG-ATT
3-point FG pct
3-pt FG made per game
FREE THROWS-ATT
Free throw pct
F-Throws made per game
REBOUNDS
Rebounds per game
Rebounding margin
ASSISTS
Assists per game
TURNOVERS
Turnovers per game
Turnover margin
Assist/turnover ratio
STEALS
Steals per game
BLOCKS
Blocks per game
ATTENDANCE
Home games-Avg/Game
Neutral site-Avg/Game
Score by Periods
Illinois
Opponents
OVERALL
3-5
3-5
0-0
1st 2nd
250 260
252 277
35.4
33.5
34.0
24.3
28.3
29.4
24.4
14.8
11.0
2.5
1.0
.414
.452
.526
.261
.264
.444
.379
.455
.400
.000
.000
15-36
21-45
5-9
10-38
10-36
1-6
0-6
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
175-451 .388 62-176
193-431 .448 64-169
ILL
516
64.5
-3.4
175-451
.388
62-176
.352
7.8
104-124
.839
13.0
251
31.4
-3.0
94
11.8
80
10.0
+1.1
1.2
47
5.9
29
3.6
42946
3-14315
OT
6
14
41-99
38-84
10-19
18-69
14-53
20-45
11-29
15-33
8-20
0-0
0-0
OPP
543
67.9
193-431
.448
64-169
.379
8.0
93-130
.715
11.6
275
34.4
108
13.5
89
11.1
1.2
39
4.9
25
3.1
65322
5-13064
0-0
Totals
516
543
43 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
.417
.467
.556
.263
.278
.167
.000
.000
.000
.000
.000
.848
.800
.750
1.000
.571
.846
.960
.700
.500
.000
.000
.352 104-124 .839
.379 93-130 .715
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Date
12/30/14
01/03/15
01/07/15
01/11/15
01/14/15
01/18/15
01/21/15
01/24/15
off
NEUTRAL
0-0
0-0
0-0
Rebounds
def tot avg
15 25 40
2 29 31
3 15 18
0
9
9
2 21 23
12 31 43
0 10 10
15 29 44
9
4 13
0
1
1
0
0
0
12
7 19
70 181 251
67 208 275
Opponent
at Michigan
at #20 Ohio State
#11 MARYLAND
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
INDIANA
PURDUE
at Minnesota
5.0
3.9
9.0
1.1
3.8
5.4
1.3
5.5
1.6
0.5
0.0
pf dq
8
17
7
10
10
30
17
21
9
0
1
31.4 130
34.4 125
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
a
9
13
10
19
6
5
31
0
1
0
0
3 94
- 108
Lot
L
W
L
W
L
W
L
! = Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas)
$ = ACC/Big Ten Challenge
# = Jimmy V Classic (Madison Square Garden, New York)
& = United Center, Chicago
^ = Braggin' Rights Game (Scottrade Center, St. Louis)
* = Big Ten Conference game
pts
avg
14 3 8 125
13 2 9 113
6 0 2 28
8 1 6 56
5 0 2 42
10 16 8 52
9 1 7 46
9 3 3 37
3 3 2 17
1 0 0
0
0 0 0
0
2
80 29 47 516
89 25 39 543
to blk stl
15.6
14.1
14.0
7.0
7.0
6.5
5.8
4.6
2.1
0.0
0.0
Score
65-73
61-77
64-57
43-53
72-67
74-80
66-57
71-79
64.5
67.9
Att.
12707
16028
12896
15514
7652
17085
12965
13421
2014-15 Overall Statistics
2014-15 Fighting Illini Basketball
Illinois Combined Team Statistics (as of Jan 24, 2015)
All games
RECORD:
ALL GAMES
CONFERENCE
NON-CONFERENCE
OVERALL
13-8
3-5
10-3
HOME
9-1
2-1
7-0
AWAY
1-5
1-4
0-1
##
Player
gp-gs
Total
3-Point
min avg fg-fga
fg% 3fg-fga 3fg%
F-Throw
ft-fta
ft%
24
21
25
11
03
32
12
01
22
10
31
45
Rice, Rayvonte
Hill, Malcolm
Nunn, Kendrick
Cosby, Aaron
Starks, Ahmad
Egwu, Nnanna
Black, Leron
Tate, Jaylon
Morgan, Maverick
LaTulip, Mike
Colbert, Austin
Liss, Cameron
Team
Total..........
Opponents......
15-15
21-21
21-12
19-13
21-15
21-21
21-2
21-6
20-0
10-0
13-0
7-0
429
614
574
480
506
581
314
404
200
40
71
12
57-71
68-89
26-31
24-30
18-19
23-27
20-31
46-54
13-17
6-6
7-11
1-2
21
21
4225
4225
TEAM STATISTICS
SCORING
Points per game
Scoring margin
FIELD GOALS-ATT
Field goal pct
3 POINT FG-ATT
3-point FG pct
3-pt FG made per game
FREE THROWS-ATT
Free throw pct
F-Throws made per game
REBOUNDS
Rebounds per game
Rebounding margin
ASSISTS
Assists per game
TURNOVERS
Turnovers per game
Turnover margin
Assist/turnover ratio
STEALS
Steals per game
BLOCKS
Blocks per game
ATTENDANCE
Home games-Avg/Game
Neutral site-Avg/Game
Score by Periods
Illinois
Opponents
28.6
29.2
27.3
25.3
24.1
27.7
15.0
19.2
10.0
4.0
5.5
1.7
OT
6
14
.515
.474
.451
.293
.322
.480
.461
.370
.489
.500
.500
.000
29-60
24-58
38-84
32-103
28-96
8-25
0-3
1-10
0-0
4-8
1-2
0-0
535-1248 .429 165-449
482-1177 .410 147-440
ILL
1544
73.5
+9.0
535-1248
.429
165-449
.367
7.9
309-388
.796
14.7
742
35.3
+0.5
277
13.2
207
9.9
+3.6
1.3
129
6.1
76
3.6
141249
10-14125
-
1st 2nd
724 814
609 731
86-167
101-213
83-184
46-157
55-171
61-127
47-102
20-54
23-47
6-12
7-14
0-0
OPP
1354
64.5
482-1177
.410
147-440
.334
7.0
243-344
.706
11.6
731
34.8
252
12.0
283
13.5
0.9
105
5.0
76
3.6
127863
6-11901
5-11291
Totals
1544
1354
44 // 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball
.483
.414
.452
.311
.292
.320
.000
.100
.000
.500
.500
.000
.803
.764
.839
.800
.947
.852
.645
.852
.765
1.000
.636
.500
.367 309-388 .796
.334 243-344 .706
!
!
$
#
&
^
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Date
11/14/14
11/16/14
11/21/14
11/24/14
11/27/14
11/28/14
12/02/14
12/06/14
12/09/14
12/13/14
12/17/14
12/20/14
12/27/14
12/30/14
01/03/15
01/07/15
01/11/15
01/14/15
01/18/15
01/21/15
01/24/15
off
NEUTRAL
3-2
0-0
3-2
Rebounds
def tot avg
22 81 103
47 67 114
7 60 67
6 63 69
3 28 31
40 73 113
30 68 98
1 24 25
18 16 34
0
7
7
9 11 20
0
3
3
31 27 58
214 528 742
203 528 731
6.9
5.4
3.2
3.6
1.5
5.4
4.7
1.2
1.7
0.7
1.5
0.4
pf dq
31
43
31
27
36
65
54
32
22
3
18
1
35.3 363
34.8 360
Opponent
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
COPPIN STATE
AUSTIN PEAY
BROWN
vs Indiana State
vs Baylor
at #15 Miami
AMERICAN
vs #7 Villanova
vs Oregon
HAMPTON
vs Missouri
KENNESAW STATE
at Michigan
at #20 Ohio State
#11 MARYLAND
at Nebraska
at Northwestern
INDIANA
PURDUE
at Minnesota
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
a
to blk stl
33
25
37
32
59
18
0
71
2
0
0
0
5
4
4
0
3
39
6
3
10
0
2
0
22
37
22
25
22
21
16
26
9
1
3
1
2
3 277 207
- 252 283
W
W
W
W
W
W
L
W
L
L
W
W
W
Lot
L
W
L
W
L
W
L
! = Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas)
$ = ACC/Big Ten Challenge
# = Jimmy V Classic (Madison Square Garden, New York)
& = United Center, Chicago
^ = Braggin' Rights Game (Scottrade Center, St. Louis)
* = Big Ten Conference game
pts
avg
258
294
230
148
156
153
114
87
59
22
22
1
17.2
14.0
11.0
7.8
7.4
7.3
5.4
4.1
3.0
2.2
1.7
0.1
76 129 1544
76 105 1354
73.5
64.5
27
20
26
5
12
11
8
16
2
1
1
0
Score
80-71
114-56
107-66
89-68
88-62
62-54
61-70
70-55
59-73
70-77
73-55
62-59
93-45
65-73
61-77
64-57
43-53
72-67
74-80
66-57
71-79
Att.
15626
12272
16337
11422
5500
5500
6086
13924
11617
13759
12564
20079
16158
12707
16028
12896
15514
7652
17085
12965
13421