— Kofi Cockburn scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 14 Illinois to a hard-fought 94-85 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday night.
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- NCAA suspends Illinois star Cockburn 3 games
- Cockburn staying with Illini after entering portal
- Cockburn: 'Pretty much open' on college future
- Sources: Illinois star Cockburn considers transfer
— Kofi Cockburn missed the first three games of the season for Illinois for violating NCAA rules, and Alfonso Plummer might as well have missed them given the way his normally reliable shot kept bouncing out.
— Cincinnati coach Wes Miller had no idea who he was watching early on against Illinois on Monday night.
Week 2 of the 2021-22 season saw Seton Hall help carry the banner for the Big East, and an impressive showing from Purdue.
The Nos. 1 and 2 prospects in the country went to Kentucky and Duke, respectively, and that's how the two blue bloods ended the early signing period.
Hopefully some of these don't turn into ill-advised hot takes by the end of March.
— Tyler Kolek didn’t know if he’d be healthy enough to play Monday.
Week 1 of the college basketball season saw upsets, impressive freshmen debuts and movement within the ESPN Power Rankings.
— Coleman Hawkins had 17 points on Friday night and No. 11 Illinois overwhelmed Arkansas State in a 92-53 blowout.
The five-stars are off the board, making the quest for four-star players a more heated competition than usual at this stage.
— Jacob Grandison scored a career-high 20 points as short-handed No. 11 Illinois opened the season by rolling past Jackson State 71-47 on Tuesday night.
As the countdown to the 2021-22 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series continues with the Big Ten.
Three Gonzaga players, including 2021 NCAA tournament star Drew Timme, appear on our first edition of the top 25 players list.
The NCAA suspended Illinois center Kofi Cockburn three games for selling apparel and memorabilia in June.
Dickie V ranks his top teams for the 2021-22 college basketball season, with his list revealing some potential national surprises.
Dickie V has identified his top returning players for the rapidly approaching 2021-22 college basketball season.