2022 Schedule

2022 Schedule
2nd in Big Ten
Ayo Dosunmu bringing the whole package to the NBA (1:35)
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94dJeff Borzello

Cockburn staying with Illini after entering portal

Kofi Cockburn, arguably the most dominant big man in the country, announced he was returning to play for Illinois after entering the transfer portal earlier this month.

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104dJonathan Givony

Cockburn: 'Pretty much open' on college future

Illinois center Kofi Cockburn says he is still deciding where to play college ball next season. "There's a possibility I return to Illinois and a possibility I don't," he told ESPN.

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109dJeff Borzello

Sources: Illinois star Cockburn considers transfer

Kofi Cockburn hasn't closed the door on a return to Illinois, sources said, but wants to explore all his options, including transferring to another school and entering the NBA draft.

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Illinois star Kofi Cockburn is officially in the transfer portal, sources told ESPN - Jeff Borzello. @Andrew__Slater first reported Cockburn's intentions to transfer.

Ayo Dosunmu bringing the whole package to the NBA (1:35)
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165dMyron Medcalf

Kentucky adds 2 Illinois coaches to remake staff

Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua, previously a key member of John Calipari's staff, and Ron Coleman have joined Kentucky's staff, the Wildcats announced Thursday.

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195dJonathan Givony

Illini PG Dosunmu to enter NBA draft, hire agent

Illinois junior point guard Ayo Dosunmu, the No. 22 NBA draft prospect in the ESPN 100, averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 39% from 3-point range for the Fighting Illini this season.

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Zags' Kispert, Baylor's Butler in Wooden final five

Gonzaga forward Cory Kispert, Baylor guard Jared Butler, Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and Iowa forward Luka Garza are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.

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Illinois investigating racist post aimed at Cockburn

Illinois' Kofi Cockburn shared on Instagram a racist social media post directed at him after the top-seeded Illini lost to Loyola Chicago on Sunday. An Illinois spokesman told ESPN the school is looking into the situation.

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210dESPN

March Madness 2021 live: Oral Roberts does it again

We're only in the round of 32, and March Madness feels extra mad. Sunday's action started with No. 1 Illinois going down to Loyola Chicago and saw No. 15 Oral Roberts advance.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game80.522nd
Rebounds Per Game40.019th
Assists Per Game16.322nd
Points Allowed68.6

Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record41-32
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances31