2020 SeasonAll times ET

2020 Schedule
4th in Big Ten
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10dJeff Borzello

Cockburn returning to Illinois for sophomore year

Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn is returning to the Fighting Illini for his sophomore season, a decision that establishes Brad Underwood's program as legitimate Big Ten title contenders.

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11dJeff Borzello

Illinois' Dosunmu says he's returning to chase title

Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu announced Friday that he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft to return to the school for his junior season, saying on Twitter that he needs "that national championship."


Courtside: Who's staying in the NBA Draft and who's returning to college?

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by stating the obvious: They don’t know anything about when, how or if college basketball will be played. Then the guys run through players that are still deciding whether they’ll stay in the NBA Draft or return to college, what Michigan State will look like next year if Xavier Tillman leaves and the impact of Filip Petrusev going pro on Gonzaga. Plus, they discuss how many difference-makers are in the draft, what the G League looks like this season and Europe basketball leagues being hit hard by the pandemic.

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152dMyron Medcalf

Champ Week is here, and questions abound

Can Baylor bounce back? Which Big Ten team will emerge? Who can stop Dayton? Conference tournaments hold the answers.

Garza blocked at the buzzer, Illinois hangs on for win (0:43)
Dosunmu Eurosteps past Garza for Illinois bucket (0:35)
Illinois bench goes wild over Frazier's 3 (0:32)
Tempers flare between Iowa, Illinois (0:58)
Cockburn throws down monster alley-oop for Illinois (0:34)

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.2150th
Rebounds Per Game39.542nd
Assists Per Game13.3189th
Points Allowed65.3

Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record40-31
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances30