The Fighting Illini are 2-0 to start the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points and Aaron Cosby added 16 in his Illini debut.
NCAA Basketball: Austin Peay at Illinois (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics and USATSI)
Photos from the Illinois men's basketball game vs. Coppin State on Nov. 16, 2014 at State Farm Center.
Photos from the Illinois-Georgia Southern Men's Basketball game on Nov. 14, 2014
Illinois vs. Georgia Southern on November 14, 2014.
Photos from Illinois' exhibition victory over Quincy at State Farm Center, Nov. 7, 2014 (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
AT ILLINOIS2013-14 REDSHIRT: Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules ... One of three recipients of team's Most Improved Player award ... Has two years of eligibility remaining with the Illini.
AT SETON HALLPlayed in 65 career games at Seton Hall, starting 58 times ... Totaled 659 points (10.1 ppg) and shot 38.8 percent from 3-point range (132-340) ... Started 27 of 31 games as a sophomore, ranking second on the team in scoring with an average of 12.6 points ... Scored in double figures in 21 games, with six 20-plus point performances ... Career-high 25 points vs. Connecticut (Feb. 10, 2013) ... Shot 40 percent from behind the arc (66-165), ranking sixth in the Big East in 3-point percentage ... Also was second on the team in assists with a 3.0 average ... Set a career high with five 3-pointers at Notre Dame (Jan. 5, 2013) ... Started 31 of 34 games as a freshman, averaging 7.9 points and earning Seton Hall Freshman Athlete of the Year honors ... Scored in double figures 11 times, led by a season-high 19 points against Pittsburgh (Feb. 12, 2012) ... Also made 66 three-pointers as a rookie, shooting 37.7 percent from long distance.
HIGH SCHOOLAveraged 21.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his final season at Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) Prep, earning team MVP honors and leading the squad to a 21-9 record ... First-team Class AAA New England Preparatory School Athletic Council All-League ... Selected to play in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he won the 3-point shooting contest ... High School Coach at Northfield Mount Hermon was John Carroll ... Prior to two years of prep school, attended Jeffersontown High School in Louisville for two years after beginning his high school career at Louisville's duPont Manual.
PERSONALBorn July 31, 1992 ... Majoring in sociology ... Parents are Tracey Pope and George and Tomika Cosby ... Has two younger sisters, Amber and Trinity, and two younger brothers, Cameron and Xavier.