Ayo Dosunmu is convinced tournament time requires a sense of urgency. He was quick to demonstrate that against Rutgers.
Michael Akuchie had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead five Youngstown State players in double figures as the Penguins beat Illinois-Chicago 74-58 in the Horizon League Tourney on Thursday night. Naz Bohannon added 15 points for the Penguins. Darius Quisenberry chipped in 12, Shemar Rathan-Mayes scored 10 and Garrett Covington had 10. Bohannon also had six assists.
Teyvion Kirk posted 19 points, six rebounds and six assists as Illinois-Chicago ended its seven-game losing streak, narrowly defeating Green Bay 61-58 on Friday night.
Marcus Burk scored a season-high 36 points as IUPUI romped past Illinois-Chicago 89-69 on Friday.
Loudon Love had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Wright State rolled past Illinois-Chicago 72-47 on Friday night.
Trevon Faulkner had 25 points and 12 rebounds as Northern Kentucky edged past Illinois-Chicago 72-68 on Friday night.
Naz Bohannon had 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to become Youngstown State’s Division I level career rebounding leader in an 85-77 win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.
Michael Diggins tapped in an airball just before the buzzer as Illinois-Chicago edged past Youngstown State 67-66 on Friday.
Rob Howard scored 18 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly beat Robert Morris 66-62 in overtime on Saturday. Maurice Commander and Teyvion Kirk added 15 points each for the Flames. Commander also had eight rebounds, while Kirk posted eight rebounds.
Teyvion Kirk scored 22 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished 11 assists for the third triple double in program history, carrying Illinois-Chicago to a 90-73 win over Oakland on Sunday.
Jamie Ahale had a career-high 25 points and made eight 3-pointes as Illinois-Chicago narrowly beat Oakland 74-72 on Saturday night in a Horizon League opener.
Cameron Krutwig scored 22 points and Loyola of Chicago beat Illinois-Chicago 77-66 on Sunday.
Jimmy Collins, who coached Illinois-Chicago to the NCAA tournament three times in 14 seasons, died Sunday morning, the school announced. He was 74.
Teyvion Kirk had 14 points and 14 assists off the bench to carry Illinois-Chicago to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
RayQuawndis Mitchell had a career-high 23 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly defeated Central Michigan 74-72 on Saturday night.
RayQuawndis Mitchell drained three late 3-pointers and Illinois-Chicago fought from 22 points down in the second half to defeat Northern Illinois 65-61 on Wednesday to give coach Luke Yaklich his first win in Division I.
Two protests Saturday focused on the relationship between schools, students and armed police officers. One was held at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The other was held at Whitney Young Magnet High School. There, speakers talked about the inequalities they've experienced at CPS.
The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the United States is showing promise. One doctor even believes the vaccine could be available by the end of the year.
The 43-year-old Luke Yaklich grew up in Illinois, played at Illinois State and coached high school ball in the state before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2013-2017.
Men’s basketball players, coaches and staff at Siena College, Illinois-Chicago and Wright State are self-isolating as a precaution after two officials who called the school’s games tested positive for the coronavirus.