COL BKB: Miami (Fla.) 63, Illinois 59

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (UPI) -- Rion Brown's foul shots with 7.7 seconds left enabled second-seeded Miami-Florida to hold off Illinois 63-59 and advance in third-round NCAA Tournament play.

COL BKB: Illinois 57, Colorado 49

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Illinois, with Brandon Paul scoring 16 points, had the final run for a 57-49 NCAA Tournament win over the Colorado Buffaloes.

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CHICAGO, March 15 (UPI) -- Traevon Jackson scored 16 points and No. 23 Wisconsin overcame poor first-half shooting in a 68-59 win over No. 8 Michigan in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.

COL BKB: Big Ten Roundup

CHICAGO, March 15 (UPI) -- Trey Burke helped No. 8 Michigan pull away in the second half Thursday to down Penn State 83-66 and reach the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

COL BKB: Ohio State 68, Illinois 55

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 10 (UPI) -- Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft combined for 33 points Sunday and 13th-ranked Ohio State closed the regular season with a 68-55 win over Illinois.

COL BKB: Michigan 71, Illinois 58

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Trey Burke heated up in the second half to finish with 26 points Sunday and No. 7 Michigan emerged with a 71-58 victory over Illinois.

COL BKB: Illinois 57, Minnesota 53

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Tyler Griffey scored 16 points and Tracy Abrams connected on a game-clinching 3-pointer Sunday, allowing Illinois to hold off No. 18 Minnesota 57-53.

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COL BKB: Illinois 74, Indiana 72

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A layup by Tyler Griffey on an inbounds play at the buzzer Thursday gave Illinois a shocking 74-72 win over top-ranked Indiana.

COL BKB: Michigan 74, Illinois 60

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Trey Burke struck for 19 points Sunday and No. 2 Michigan made a case for the nation's top ranking with a 74-60 spanking of Illinois.

COL BKB: Northwestern 68, Illinois 54

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Reggie Hearn led a Northwestern parade to the free-throw line Thursday and the Wildcats surprised No. 22 Illinois 68-54.

COL BKB: Minnesota 84, Illinois 67

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Joe Coleman touched off a strong second half Wednesday that paced No. 10 Minnesota to a decisive 84-67 road triumph over 13th-ranked Illinois.

COL BKB: Illinois 74, Ohio State 55

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul scored 19 points and Nnanna Egwu provided 16 for No. 14 Illinois Saturday in a 74-55 rout of Big Ten rival, No. 8 Ohio State.

COL BKB: Purdue 68, Illinois 61

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Terone Johnson led Purdue on a late 15-2 run Wednesday that brought the Boilermakers a 68-61 upset of No. 14 Illinois.

COL BKB: Missouri 82, Illinois 73

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Laurence Bowers scored 23 points in an all-around performance Saturday that carried No. 12 Missouri over 10th-ranked Illinois 82-73.

COL BKB: Illinois 66, Eastern Ky. 53

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul notched 17 points Sunday, pacing No. 10 Illinois to its 34th straight non-conference victory, 66-53 over Eastern Kentucky.

COL BKB: Illinois 64, Norfolk 54

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul netted 14 points and D.J. Richardson added 11 Tuesday, helping 10th-ranked Illinois shake off Norfolk State 64-54.

COL BKB: Illinois 85, Gonzaga 74

SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul canned five 3-pointers on his way to 35 points Saturday, lifting No. 14 Illinois to an 85-74 decision over 10th-ranked Gonzaga.

COL BKB: Illinois 72, Western Carolina 64

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- D.J. Richardson scored 13 points and ignited a late-game run Tuesday that carried No. 14 Illinois over Western Carolina 72-64.

COL BKB: Illinois 75, Georgia Tech 62

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Eight straight points from Joseph Bertrand fueled a game-closing Illinois run Wednesday and the No. 22 Illini pulled away for a 75-62 win over Georgia Tech.

COL BKB: Wisconsin 70, Illinois 56

MADISON, Wis., March 4 (UPI) -- Josh Gasser and Jordan Taylor each scored 16 points Sunday and 15th-ranked Wisconsin ended the regular season with a 70-56 win over Illinois.

COL BKB: Michigan 70, Illinois 61

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points Sunday, leading a parade of four Wolverines reaching double figures in No. 25 Michigan's 70-61 defeat of Illinois.

COL BKB: Illinois 42, Michigan State 41

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul drained the go-ahead free throws with 45.5 seconds remaining Tuesday, lifting Illinois to a 42-41 upset of 10th-ranked Michigan State.

COL BKB: Penn State 54, Illinois 52

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Tim Frazier's jumper with 11 seconds left Thursday, followed by Jermaine Marshall's block, gave Penn State a stunning 54-52 win over No. 25 Illinois.

COL BKB: Illinois 79, Ohio State 74

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Brandon Paul exploded for 43 points Tuesday, draining eight 3-pointers for Illinois in its 79-74 upset win over fifth-ranked Ohio State.
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