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Illinois basketball avoided one letdown, looking to avoid another against red-hot Rutgers

CHAMPAIGN — Building momentum during a basketball season takes maturity — an ability to keep the ball rolling without letting a speed bump knock the ball off track and setting

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

Illinois vs Rutgers | Saturday, January 11th | 11:00am CT | BTN Bracketology: Don't look now, but the #Illini are currently projected to be in the NCAA tournament field. At least, according to CBS Sports and FOX.Where are they...

Leach excited for new chapter, SEC challenge

Mike Leach said he's looking forward to competing in a stacked SEC West and cultivating a recruiting hotbed with Mississippi State. Said Leach: "That's what makes it exciting."

VIDEO: Illini coach Brad Underwood talks about upcoming Rutgers game

Head Coach Brad Underwood press conference on Jan. 10 previewing the upcoming home game vs. Rutgers.

Rockets star Russell Westbrook on return to Oklahoma City: 'I don't regret one thing'

Westbrook returned to Oklahoma City for the first time since being traded to Houston over the offseason

Northern Kentucky vs. UIC odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Jan. 10 predictions from proven model

The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between Northern Kentucky and Illinois-Chicago. Here are the results:

NBA Star Index: Russell Westbrook's OKC return upstaged by Kevin Durant's Twitter beef, Chris Paul's mastery

Also, the Jimmy Butler who blew his Minnesota teammates to shreds showed up again in Indiana

Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins feud on Twitter over 'weakest move in NBA history' and OKC's greatest player

Durant and Perkins were teammates in Oklahoma City, but held nothing back on Thursday

Illinois Basketball: Did the Michigan State loss change the Illini?

It is no secret that the Illinois basketball team has struggled against good power-five schools this season, but theyre on a two-game winning streak and look to have momentum starting Big Ten play. This Illinois team lost to a good Michigan State team last week 76-56, as they shot a terrible 3-of-28 from three-point range [] Illinois Basketball: Did the Michigan State loss change the Illini? - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illinois Basketball: Did the Michigan State loss change the Illini?

It is no secret that the Illinois basketball team has struggled against good power-five schools this season, but theyre on a two-game winning streak and look to have momentum starting Big Ten play. This Illinois team lost to a good Michigan State team last week 76-56, as they shot a terrible 3-of-28 from three-point range [] Illinois Basketball: Did the Michigan State loss change the Illini? - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illini in the NFL: Divisional Round Weekend

Five Illini are onto the next round of the NFL playoffs.

Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins feud on Twitter: Perkins calls KD joining Warriors weakest move in NBA history

Durant and Perkins were teammates in Oklahoma City, but held nothing back on Thursday

Russell Westbrook gets tribute video, enormous ovation from Thunder fans in return to Oklahoma City

Even as a Rocket, Russell Westbrook is the most beloved player in Oklahoma City history

Today's Top Picks: Thunder spoil Russell Westbrook's return and more best bets for Thursday

Also, watch SportsLine on CBS Sports HQ at 6 p.m. ET on weekdays for all the day's best bets

The Dallas Mavericks are sliding down the West standings and Kristaps Porzingis' knee injury isn't helping

Porzingis has missed five games so far and is expected to be out at least two more

Mountain West and CBS Sports renew TV deal to air college football, basketball games through 2025-26

CBS Sports Network will continue to be the primary rights holder for Mountain West football and basketball

Hiring Mike Leach was a must for Mississippi State to keep up in the Magnolia State, SEC West

MSU found the perfect coach to battle with Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin in the SEC's mightiest division

Illini Football: Illinois Football

The #Dolphins are hiring an assistant from the college ranks: Illinois DL coach Austin Clark is joining Miami and will coach the outside linebackers, source said. Just 30 years old, Clark is considered a rising talent in the coaching...

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

Illinois Commit Coleman Hawkins Highlights From Mustang Madness With Prolific Prep! NEW VIDEO: https://t.co/uxNtyNBtAP pic.twitter.com/hmYFZB2hLt Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) January 8, 2020

How Ayo Dosunmu approaches late-game moments for Illinois basketball

Those moments when Ayo Dosunmu snaps the backs of opponents late in games are bred partly though successes, but are also through the growth that comes with failure.