Illinois guards suffer huge shooting slump

Not only did Paul, the Illini's leading scorer, have a poor offensive outing, but he was joined by D.J. Richardson and Tracy Abrams, the team's trio of starters. They combined to make 10 of 40 shots and three of 20 3-pointers in the worst shooting meltdown of the season for the previously unbeaten Illini (12-1).

"Our execution was a little bit off," Paul said. "A lot of that's in the hands of me and Tracy. We have to get everybody focused and make sure everyone knows what we're doing. We usually take a lot of good shots, and we took some questionable shots, including myself. That didn't allow us to get into the offense we wanted and put us in a bind."

Stu Durando





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2017-2018 Illini Basketball

Home: 12-6 | Away: 0-10 | Neutral: 1-1
Record: 13-17 (3-14)
DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 10SouthernW 102-55
Sun, Nov 12Tennessee-MartinW 77-74
Fri, Nov 17DePaulW 82-73
Sun, Nov 19MarshallW 91-74
Wed, Nov 22AugustanaW 96-62
Fri, Nov 24North Carolina CentralW 86-73
Tue, Nov 28@Wake ForestL 80-73
Fri, Dec 1@NorthwesternL 72-68 OT
Sun, Dec 3MarylandL 92-91 OT
Wed, Dec 6Austin PeayW 64-57
Sat, Dec 9@UNLVL 89-82
Wed, Dec 13LongwoodW 92-45
Sat, Dec 16New Mexico StateL 74-69
Sat, Dec 23MissouriW 70-64
Sat, Dec 30Grand CanyonW 62-58
Wed, Jan 3@MinnesotaL 77-67
Sat, Jan 6@MichiganL 79-69
Thu, Jan 11IowaL 104-97 OT
Mon, Jan 15@NebraskaL 64-63
Fri, Jan 19@WisconsinL 75-50
Mon, Jan 22Michigan StateL 87-74
Wed, Jan 24IndianaW 73-71
Tue, Jan 30RutgersW 91-60
Sun, Feb 4@Ohio StateL 75-67
Thu, Feb 8WisconsinL 78-69
Sun, Feb 11Penn StateL 74-52
Wed, Feb 14@IndianaL 78-68
Sun, Feb 18NebraskaW 72-66
Tue, Feb 20@Michigan StateL 81-61
Thu, Feb 22PurdueL 93-86
Sun, Feb 25@Rutgers2:00pm BTN
Wed, Feb 28B1G Tourney
(Madison Square Garden, NYC)
TBD
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2018 Illini Football

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Sept 1Kent State 
Sat, Sept 8Western Illinois 
Sat, Sept 15USF
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Fri, Sept 21Penn State 
Sat, Sept 29---Bye--- 
Sat, Oct 6@Rutgers 
Sat, Oct 13Purdue
(Homecoming)
 
Sat, Oct 20@Wisconsin 
Sat, Oct 27@Maryland 
Sat, Nov 3Minnesota 
Sat, Nov 10@Nebraska 
Sat, Nov 17Iowa 
Sat, Nov 24@Northwestern 
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