Illinois was bounced out of the Big Ten basketball tournament on Thursday.  The Fighting Illini lost to Michigan, 73-55 in the second round yesterday in Chicago.  Malcolm Hill had 13 points to lead Illinois.  Rayvonte Rice and Leron Black scored 10 points apiece in a losing cause. 

The loss dropped Illinois to 19-and-13 on the season.  Michigan improved to 16-and-15 on the year. 

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Illini hoops report:

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Illinois basketball coach John Groce:

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In the Big Ten Tourney quarterfinals - Friday:

Wisconsin vs. Michigan

Purdue vs. Penn State

Indiana vs. Maryland

Ohio State vs. Michigan State