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Illinois Fighting Illini (15-19)


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L 55-81
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L 79-86
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W 85-52
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W 68-66
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Illinois dismisses Nunn after domestic battery guilty plea

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois on Tuesday dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

Athletic director Josh Whitman and coach John Groce said in a joint statement that the decision to kick Nunn off the team was difficult.

"We care deeply about Kendrick and want him to be successful," the emailed statement said. "But after extensive deliberation, we think it best for our program to reaffirm our core values of trust and respect, to send a strong message about what is acceptable behavior for our student-athletes at the University of Illinois, and to part ways with Kendrick."

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Leaders
Points: M. Hill18.1
Rebounds: M. Hill6.6
Assists: M. Hill3.3
FG%: M. Hill43.6%
FT%: M. Hill82.1%
3P%: J. Coleman-Lands42.2%
Steals: K. Nunn1.5
Blocks: M. Thorne Jr.0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
14 Indiana 15-3 27-8
2 Michigan State 13-5 29-6
18 Maryland 12-6 27-9
12 Purdue 12-6 26-9
25 Iowa 12-6 22-11
Wisconsin 12-6 22-13
Ohio State 11-7 21-14
Michigan 10-8 23-13
Northwestern 8-10 20-12
Penn State 7-11 16-16
Nebraska 6-12 16-18
Illinois 5-13 15-19
Minnesota 2-16 8-23
Rutgers 1-17 7-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.1 (201)
Rebounds: 7.6 (343)
Assists: 13.6 (150)
FG%: 43.2% (213)
FT%: 74.6% (29)
3P%: 36.3% (101)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (252)
Rebounds: 24.1 (267)
Assists: 14.8 (294)
FG%: 46.2% (318)
FT%: 71.9% (280)
3P%: 38.6% (338)
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