Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball

The Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. Home games are played at Assembly Hall, located on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's campus in Champaign. The team's head coach is currently Bruce Weber. Weber's assistant coaches are Wayne McClain, Jay Price and Jerrance Howard. Source for all statistical leaders During the celebration of the program's 100th year of basketball as a varsity sport, the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its All-Century Team. The 20-man team was selected after voting by fans on and the Illinois Basketball Centennial Committee. The honorees were feted during the Illinois Basketball Centennial Reunion Weekend, Jan. 28-30, 2005. The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition. In the 2007-08 season, the Illini tied for 9th in the Big Ten. They reached the finals of the Big Ten tournament despite their 10-seed, where they lost to Wisconsin. The Illini failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1998–99 season. In the 2006-07 season, the Illini finished tied for 4th place...


  • Illinois' Groce headed to Effingham

    Effingham Daily News, Ill. 2 weeks ago
    EFFINGHAM -- Illinois head basketball coach John Groce will be in Effingham on Thursday, Aug. 21 for "An Evening With John Groce". The event is being hosted and put on by the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club, bringing the Fighting Illini's ...

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