Illini and Hurricanes to square off at 7:40 CT with Sweet 16 trip on the line
No. 7 Illini to face No. 10 Colorado in 2nd Round, March 22, in Austin
No. 8 seed Illini to Face No. 9 Seed Minnesota on Thursday, March 14 at 11 am CT
Illini close regular season looking for season sweep of Buckeyes
Photos from the Illini's home game vs. Norfolk State on Dec. 11, 2012.
Illinois defeated Western Carolina 72-64 at Assembly Hall on Dec. 4, 2012. (photos by Mark Jones, Mark Cowan and AP)
Photos from the Illini's 75-62 win over Georgia Tech on 11/28/12, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (AP and Mark Cowan)
Illinois vs Butler
Photos from the Illini's game against the St. Francis Terriers on Nov. 12, 2012. (Photos by Mark Cowan)
AT ILLINOIS2012-13 FRESHMAN: Played in 22 games on the season... Made first career basket, a 3-pointer, vs. Chaminade (Nov. 20) ... Also had career highs of five rebounds and two steals vs. Chaminade ... Totaled two points and three boards vs. Western Carolina (Dec. 4) ... Two points and a block vs. Norfolk State (Dec. 11) ... Three points, an assist and blocked a shot vs. Auburn (Dec. 29) ... Pulled down three rebounds at Ohio State (March 10).
2011-12 REDSHIRT: Redshirted during the 2011-12 season ... Suffered broken ring finger on left hand in preseason practice.
HIGH SCHOOLAveraged 21 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists as a senior ... Led Lee High School to the Alabama state title in class 5A as a junior, and state runner-up finish as a senior ... First-team All-State selection as a senior by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Elite first-team by the Huntsville Times ...No. 3-ranked Super Senior by the Birmingham News ... Selected to play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic ... High school coach was Greg Brown ... Played for the Nashville Celtics AAU program.
PERSONALBorn Dec. 20, 1992 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, general curriculum ... Parents are James and Kimberly Langford ... One of four children, he has an older sister and older brother and one younger brother ... Biggest thrills in sports were winning the state championship as a junior and receiving a scholarship to Illinois ... Credits his father as having most influenced his athletic career for "always pushing me to go hard" ... Favorite athlete is Derrick Rose ... Favorite Fighting Illini player growing up was Deron Williams ... Hobbies include rapping and singing.