Ohio State Defeats Illinois 83-67

Coming off their fifth loss of the season, the Buckeyes looked to bounce back at home against the struggling Fighting Illini. Unfortunately for Illinois, they simply did not have the horses to keep up with the intense Ohio State attack, and fell 83-67 in Columbus. Meyers Leonard of Illinois led all scorers with 21 points, […]

BBN Basketball LiveBlog: Illinois Part 2

Happy Mardi Gras! The Bucks are back in Columbus for their rematch with the Fighting Illini! The game tips at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN. Keep your eyes open on this game. Our own WVaBuckeye put together a set of shirts for the Nuthouse to help promote the #Hop2TheRafters cause While you wait, go checkout […]

Pregame Glance II: Illinois

Game Number two of the season series between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Illinois Fighting Ilini rolls on tomorrow night on ESPN/ESPN3 at 7 PM ET. The Buckeyes look to put two losses in their last three games behind them. Meanwhile, the struggling Illini look to a repeat performance from Brandon Paul the last time […]

Pregame Glance: Illinois

The Bucks continue their road tour by taking on the enigmatic Fighting Illini in Urbana-Champaign. Here’s the data: School: University of Illinois Location: Urbana and Champaign, Illinois Founded: 1867 Student Population: 41,495 School Type: Public Division: NCAA Conference: Big Ten Conference Stadium: Assembly Hall Seating: 16,618 Built: 1963 Head Coach: Bruce Weber Year: 7th

B1G Basketball Preview: Illinois

Coupled with our individual player previews, and given that the Ohio State bye week is so cleverly timed, we wanted to take the opportunity to break down the Big Ten teams going into this season. Up first is the Illinois Fighting Illini. Last Season: Illinois had a reasonably successful year, making the NCAA Tournament as […]

Ohio State handles Illinois 89-70

A month after their first meeting in Champaign, the Fighting Illini finally returned the favor in Columbus.  Sadly for Illinois, they weren’t able to pay-back the result, falling to the Buckeyes 89-70.  Ohio State returned to their pre-Wisconsin form, destroying a team with solid shooting and excellent defense for the first time in the last […]

Pregame glance: i-LL! i-n-i!

The Ohio State Buckeyes are now in the thick of crunch time in Big Ten season play.  While Ohio State has effectively punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament already with a stellar 25-2 record this season, other teams have found themselves dropped in the bucket of bubble teams, fighting for a spot in the […]

Pregame glance: Illinois

The Buckeyes travel to the Land of Lincoln on Saturday for what will no doubt be their most significant challenge to date on the season: A matchup with the #22-ranked Fighting Illini of Illinois.  Having gone against some of the weaker teams thus far in Big Ten conference play, Ohio State will need to be […]