Time to focus on the NBA Draft. It seems pretty certain the Illinois Fighting Illini will once again have representation on draft night. Guard Brandon Paul was at the draft combine last week and he’s had contact with the L.A. Clippers, Lakers, Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls.
Two years ago was a disaster when both Demetri McCamey and Jereme Richmond went undrafted, despite all...
Illinois Fighting Illini used a big first half run to propel them to a 57-49
win over Colorado in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Brandon Paul did
what he does best. The senior guard led all scorers with 17 points.
The first half run came at the 12-minute mark with the Illini (23-12, 8-10 Big Ten) trailing 15-13. Paul knocked
down a three-pointer to start the run...
There were no thrills from Brandon Paul in this one, no last-second jumpers to send Illinois to the next round.
The Fighting Illini bowed out of the Big Ten tournament. Now, they'll wait to see where the NCAA sends them.
Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois 80-64 Friday in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament....
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013
Brandon Paul of the Illinois Fighting Illini may have put a dagger in Minnesota's hopes of an NCAA Tourney berth with a buzzer-beater in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
March Madness is here, and we get a little taste of Gus Johnson, thanks to Big 10 Network. The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are both on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament and battled today in the first game of the Big 10 Conference Tournament. It was tied 49-49 as time was ticking down and Brandon Paul launched a fadeaway jumper as the clock ticked down...
Now this is Big Ten basketball. With his Illinois’ Fighting Illini team being tied up with the Minnesota Golden Golphers, Brandon Paul decided to take over the game and end it all with a buzzer beater. With the first game of the Big Ten tournament ending in classic fashion, I’m excited to see how the [...]
It wouldn't be March without a classic freak out by college basketball announcer Gus Johnson and a first-round game of the men's Big Ten basketball tournament provided us with another classic Gus moment.
With Minnesota and Illinois tied up at 51, Illinois Brandon Paul hit a fadeaway jump shot to win the game for the Fighting Illini.
Then, Gus did usually magic to make...
Tied at 49-49, Brandon Paul had his chance to be a hero for the Fighting Illini. After dribbling down the clock to about four seconds, Paul broke down his Minnesota defender, crossing over to his left before pulling up for about a 15-footer — of course, it was nothing but net. Gus Johnson had the call — here’s a video: Brandon Paul buzzer-beater! 51-49 Illinois final. Fitting...
Tweet Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul has emerged as one of the best players in the country for an up-start Fighting Illini squad. He’s averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, has stepped up and performed at a high-level in key games and has earned his fair share of highlights this season. On Wednesday [...]
Last year’s Illinois Fighting Illini started 10-0, just like this year’s team. They finished an awful 17-15. But those were the Illini of Bruce Weber, not John Groce. With the 85-74 win at #10 Gonzaga last night, the first year coach has now produced the fastest start for a rookie coach in school history.
11 point underdogs, no one gave the Illini a chance. CBS’ Doug Gottlieb...