AP photos from today's NCAA Tournament game.
MBB vs. Minnesota - 2/10/11
MBB vs. Indiana - 1/27/11
Illini Best Tar Heels :: Nov. 30, 2010
The Fighting Illini begin the season with a 1-0 record.
2010-11 SENIOR: Started 24 of 34 games, averaging a career-best 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds ... Averaged 20.7 minutes and matched a career high with 34 minutes vs. Iowa (Feb. 26) ... 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and a career-best 4-of-4 from the free throw line vs. Northern Colorado (Dec. 12) ... Season-high 14 points and six rebounds, including a perfect 4-of-4 shooting from behind the arc at Iowa ... Scored 11 points and shot 3-of-5 from three-point range vs. Wisconsin ... Had the defensive assignment on Northwestern's John Shurna and limited him to single-digit points (7) for the first time all season ... Six points and three assists on Senior Day vs. Indiana (March 5) ... Scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from three against Michigan (March 11) in the Big Ten Tournament.
2009-10 JUNIOR: Team Co-Captain ... Named team's Most Improved Player by coaching staff ... Played in all 36 games, starting the last 22, and averaged a 4.4 points ... Averaged 21.3 minutes per game, more than quadrupling his playing time from his sophomore season ... Second in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting during conference play at 44.2 percent (23-52) ... Fourth on the Illini with an average of 3.2 rebounds, and fourth on the team with 38 offensive rebounds ... Earned first career start vs. Iowa (Jan. 5) ... Scored career-high 15 points on five 3-pointers vs. Minnesota (Feb. 27) ... Had 14 points and shot 4-of-6 from 3-point range vs. Wisconsin (March 7) ... Netted 12 points at Penn State (Jan. 27), hitting four 3-pointers ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Wisconsin (Feb. 9) ... Played career-best 34 minutes in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal vs. Wisconsin (March 12).
2008-09 SOPHOMORE: Played in 17 games, averaging 1.6 points and 0.8 rebounds ... Scored a season-high nine points in 10 minutes against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal, making 3-of-6 three-pointers ... Scored five points and tied season high with three rebounds vs. Detroit (Dec. 20) ... Also grabbed three boards vs. Eastern Washington (Nov. 14).
2007-08 FRESHMAN: Appeared in 12 games on the season before missing the last 14 games with a leg injury ... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game ... Scored a season-high six points in first career game vs. Northeastern (Nov. 11) ... Grabbed a season-high three rebounds in three games, at Hawaii (Nov. 16), vs. Arizona State (Nov. 19) and vs. Loyola-MD (Dec. 28) ... Had two blocks vs. Arizona State.
Cole's Career Statistics