Illinois beat Northwestern 75-71 Saturday with 16 points from Trent Frazier.
Illinois defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd said Friday he is leaving the program because of an unspecified illness in his family.
Ayo Dosunmu scored 18 points and Kofi Cockburn added 11 and grabbed 17 rebounds and Illinois held off Rutgers 54-51 at home on Saturday.
Ali Patberg scored 19 points, Mackenzie Holmes had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 12 Indiana beat Illinois 83-42 on Monday night for its ninth straight victory in the series.
Illinois defeated Purdue 63-37 on Sunday.
Michigan State played perhaps its best game of the season at least in part because Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman were clicking together on the court.
Garbers threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading California to a 35-20 win over Illinois on Monday in the Redbox Bowl.
Kofi Cockburn scored a career-high 26 points and Illinois beat North Carolina A&T 95-64 on Sunday.
The Missouri Tigers beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 63-56 on Saturday.
Alan Griffin scored 15 points and Ayo Dosunmu added 14 and Illinois beat Old Dominion 69-55 on Saturday.
The 7-foot Illinois freshman from Jamaica had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.
Football fans have been thirstier than expected, University of Illinois athletic officials said.
Illinois will face California in the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30.
No. 3 Maryland rallied from 15 down Saturday to beat Illinois 59-58.
Chris Lykes scored 28 points and Miami held off a furious second-half comeback to beat Illinois 81-79 on Monday.
The conditions Saturday at Memorial Stadium were a depressing combination of rain, wind and flop sweat. The home crowd was leaving wet and unhappy after witnessing rival Northwestern upset the bowl-bound Illini 29-10.
Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, five others scored in double digits and Illinois rolled over Division-II Lindenwood 117-65 Tuesday.
Illinois beat Hampton 120-71 with help from Kofi Cockburn, the only freshman in the country with five double-doubles through six games.
“It’s taken an awful lot to get us fired up, and we are anxious to play this game. We were embarrassed on our home turf last year,” Illinois coach Lovie Smith said.
Kofi Cockburn scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Illinois beat Hawaii 66-53 on Monday night.