Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass.
Fighting Illini grab road win for third straight victory.
Illinois turned in a complete team effort in Wednesday night's 60-49 win against Nebraska.
The Fighting Illini put a stop to the Cornhuskers seven-game winning streak.
Illinois grabbed a 53-52 lead at the 5:15 mark and hung on for the win
Illinois men's basketball at Boston University in the NIT First Round, March 19, 2014. (Elan Kawesch/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Michigan - Big Ten Tournament
Illinois vs. Indiana - Big Ten Tournament
The Fighting Illini hosted Nebraska at State Farm Center on Feb. 26, 2014.
Illinois vs. Minnesota
AT ILLINOIS2013-14 FRESHMAN: Played in all 35 games and started 12 times ... Averaged 4.4 ppg and 2.4 rpg ... Shared a pair of team honors, earning the TNT Award and Most Improved Player Award ... Seven points and six rebounds in 15 minutes in Illini debut vs. Alabama State (Nov. 8) ... Four points and six rebounds vs. Jacksonville State (Nov. 10) ... Had four points on 4-of-4 shooting at the free throw line vs. Valparaiso (Nov. 13) ... All five points vs. Bradley (Nov. 17) came at the free throw line ... Hit first three-pointer vs. Auburn (Dec. 8) ... Reached double figures for the first time with 10 points and hit a season-high two three-pointers vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 10) ... Eight points vs. Penn State (Jan. 4) ... Seven points and five rebounds vs. Purdue (Jan. 15) ... Eight points vs. Michigan State (Jan. 18) ... Seven points vs. Iowa (Feb. 1) ... Scored a season-high 11 points while making his first career start at Penn State (Feb. 9) ... Eight points at Nebraska (Feb. 12) ... Had 10 points by matching his season-high of two three-pointers and making all four free throws vs. Nebraska (Feb. 26) ... Hit two threes and entered double figures for the fourth time with 10 points and five rebounds at Michigan State (March 1) ... Had eight points in each game of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Indiana (March 13) and Michigan (March 14) ... Notched 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds at Boston U (March 19) in the NIT ... Averaged 6.5 ppg over the final 12 games after entering the starting lineup ... Made nine of his final 15 three-pointers.
HIGH SCHOOLConsensus national top-75 recruit averaged 25.3 points, 6.1 rebounds 2.3 steals and 1.9 blocks as a senior ... Finished third in voting for Illinois Mr. Basketball ... First-team All-State by the Associated Press, Champaign-Urbana News Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Second-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times ... St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year and first-team All-Metro ... Belleville News-Democrat Player of the Year ... Belleville East's all-time leading scorer with 2,067 career points ... Set school single-season scoring record with 708 points, breaking his own record set as a junior (666 points) ... Selected to play in the IBCA All-Star Game, scoring a game-high 23 points for the 3A/4A South squad ... Ranked No. 70 on the recruiting services consensus index ... Ranked No. 62 nationally by Rivals, No. 66 by ESPN and No. 72 by Scout ... Averaged 21.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as a junior ... First-team All-State by AP, News-Gazette and IBCA, second-team All-State by Tribune and Sun-Times, first-team All-Metro by Post-Dispatch and Player of the Year by News-Democrat as a junior ... Scored career-high 43 points versus Granite City (Feb. 24, 2012) ... High school coach was Abel Schrader ... Played for the Southwestern Illinois Jets AAU program, coached by Patrick Smith.
PERSONALBorn Oct. 26, 1995 ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies (undeclared) ... Parents are Malcolm and Machanda and Hill ... Father played Div. II college basketball at Missouri-St. Louis ... Has two younger brothers, Clayton and Anderson, and a younger sister, Paige.