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LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul Jabbar as the NBA's all-time leading scorer

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Thomas More def PBL 46-41

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 64-38

Ty Pence had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds

 

Iroquois West def Milford 59-42

Cannon Leonard recorded another double double with 40 points and 18 rebounds

He set a new school record for career rebounds when he grabbed his 886th

 

Armstrong Potomac def Chrisman 65-59

Kollin Asbury scored 33 points

 

Hoopeston Area def Watseka 58-45

 

Prairie Central def Bloomington Central Catholic 72-66

 

Pontiac def Monticello 73-61

 

Mahomet Seymour def Urbana 70-68 OT

Dayten Eisenmann led with 18 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Milford def Donovan 38-31

Hunter Mowrey had 16 points

 

Big Ten 

Indiana def Rutgers 66-60

Michigan St. def Maryland 63-58

 

NBA

Memphis Grizzlies def Chicago Bulls 104-89

 

NHL

Anaheim Ducks def Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT

 

630am

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.– The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the top 10 candidates for the 2023 Jerry West Award, featuring Fighting Illini senior Terrence Shannon Jr. Named after Class of 1980 Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its ninth year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men's college basketball.

 

NBA

The NBA has a new scoring king. LeBron James surpassed Los Angeles Lakers icon Kareem Abdul Jabbar for the league’s all-time points record last night.

 

(Paxton–jc) The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers came up short last night in Illini Prairie Action in boys basketball against the St Thomas More Sabres. PBL Coach Adam Schonauer says the crowd and senior night provided a good venue for the contest…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Next up for the Panthers are two road games to finish the regular season…At I-V-C in Chillicothe on Friday and at St Joe Ogden next Tuesday. 

 

(Iowa–jc)  Winning on the road in the Big 10 is a tough task all year long. The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team lost at Iowa last Saturday. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team does a great job on the offensive boards, but some other mistakes cost the Illini a road win…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for the Illini is a home game on Saturday against Rutgers. Broadcast start on WPXN with the network is Noon. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Watseka @ Momence

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Grant Park @ Watseka

 

Big Ten

Nebraska at Michigan

Wisconsin at Penn St.

 

Illinois vs Minnesota postponed

IHSA Girls Basketball

St. Joe Ogden def PBL 39-23

Addy Martinie had 13 points

 

GCMS def Fisher 46-38

Cally Kroon led with 14 points

 

Armstrong Potomac def Westville 46-21

Kyla Bullington had 18 points

 

Ridgeview def Milford 50-22

 

St. Thomas More def Pontiac 65-38

 

Unity def Monticello 58-37

 

Mahomet Seymour def Normal U-High 61-55 2OT

Savannah Orgeron scored 25 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Milford def Donovan 77-55

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def San Antonio Spurs 128-104

 

(Champaign–jc)  With no game tonight for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, the team will have to wait until Saturday to get back on the winning trail. U of I Men’s Basketball coach Brad Underwood says the Illini just did not do enough good things in the second half against Iowa in their last game…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Again tonight's game vs Minnesota has been postponed. The game could be made up later. 

 

(Undated–jc)  The Nascar Cup Series gets underway on February 19th with the 20-23 Daytona 500.  With Kevin Harvick set to retire at the end of this year, the “elder” statesmen in the sport will go to drivers like Joey Lagono. Logano reacts to the distinction…

 

 

Nascar Driver Joey Logano

You can hear the Nascar Cup and Xfinity series races all year on WPXN. 


 

IHSA Boys Basketball

St. Thomas More @ Paxton Buckley Loda

St. Joseph Ogden @ Rantoul

Milford @ Iroquois West

Cissna Park @ Tri-Point

Hoopeston @ Watseka

Mahomet Seymour @ Urbana

Fisher @ Urbana University High

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim 730-United Center Chicago

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Memphis 7pm tip

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys basketball from Paxton Buckley Loda High School as the PBL Panthers host the Sabres of St Thomas More. Our pregame is set for 6:45 with the tip to follow. It’s senior night tonight for the Panthers. 

The University of Illinois Men’s basketball game that was set for tonight in Champaign has been postponed. The University of Minnesota has covid issues.

 

Illinois Women def Minnesota 69-62

Big Ten Mens

Michigan def Ohio St. 77-69

Nebraska def Penn St. 72-63

Northwestern def Wisconsin 54-52

 

Big Ten Womens

Illinois def Minnesota 69-62

 

(Los Angeles–jc)  The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum is complete. The Motor Racing Network was there…

 

 

(Iowa–jc)  The University of Illinois Men’s Basketball team fell on the road at Iowa on Saturday afternoon 81 to 79. One key for the Hawkeye’s win was the number of points from the foul line. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says that is one stat line that cost Illinois…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood. Next up for Illinois is a game tomorrow night at home against Minnesota. The game air’s live on WPXN starting at 6-30 Tuesday night. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  It’s Senior Nite on Tuesday night in Paxton as the Panthers take on the St Thomas More Sabres. PBL Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says the Sabres are a team that keeps winning…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

St. Joseph Ogden @ Paxton Buckley Loda

Watseka @ Cissna Park

Rantoul @ Bloomington Central Catholic

Mahomet Seymour @ Danville

Fisher @ Gibson City Melvin Sibley

 

NBA

San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls. Tip 7pm

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. hear the latest news of Nascar from 6pm to 7pm Then its the Brad Underwood Show. The Illini Men’s Basketball team hosts Minnesota tomorrow night at the State Farm Center. The Brad Underwood Show from 7pm to 8pm tonight. 

 

Illinois Women are on the road tonight at #18 Michigan

IHSA Boys Basketball

Bloomington Central Catholic def PBL 75-40

 

Big Ten

Purdue def Penn St. 80-60

Rutgers def Minnesota 90-55

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  It’s another challenge for the University of Illinois Women’s basketball team tonight in Big 10 action. The Illini are on the road at number 18 Michigan tonight. U of I Women’s Basketball Coach Shauna Green says the Big 10 is full of top teams in the nation and the Illini are doing a good job of competing…

 

 

U of I Women’s Basketball Coach Shauna Green

 

(Los Angeles–jc)  Its the second year that Nascar racers are at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the start of the racing season.  The race is for trophies and dollars, but Nascar Driver Martin Truex Junior says last year there were a lot of unknowns and this year will be a better race…

 

 

Nascar Driver Martin Truex Junior

The Busch Lite Clash at the Coliseum airs live on WPXN this Sunday afternoon at

3-30pm

 

(Champaign–jc)  Defense was good for one half and not so much in the other half. That is the way University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood described the game against Nebraska. Coach Underwood also said the defense held another team under 20 points in a half…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for Illinois is a road game at Iowa on Saturday. Hear the game live on WPXN starting at 12-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Paxton Buckley Loda @ Cissna Park

Pontiac @ Rantoul - Senior Night

Hoopeston @ Watseka

Milford @ Iroquois West

Eureka @ Fisher

 

Big Ten Men’s

Wisconsin at Ohio St.

Michigan at Northwestern

 

Women’s Big 10

Illinois at Michigan 5-30pm Tip

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Charlotte 7pm tip

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Girls Basketball as the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda are in Cissna Park to take on the Lady Timberwolves. Broadcast start will be 6-45 tonight on WPXN with Rob Pacey

 

Illinois def Nebraska 72-56

IHSA Boys Basketball

Monticello def Rantoul 47-39

 

Iroquois West def Hoopeston Area 58-50

Cannon Leonard had a double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds

 

Milford def Cissna Park 76-36

Adin Portwood scored 24 points

 

Flanagan Cornell def Fisher 48-45

 

Armstrong Potomac def Watseka 51-50

Kollin Asbury scored 26 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Bloomington Central Catholic 68-55

Ty Pence scored 41 points becoming the school’s all time leading scorer

 

Pontiac def Unity 63-58

 

Normal Community def Mahomet Seymour 65-49

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Nebraska 72-56

Maryland def Indiana 66-55

Iowa def Northwestern 86-70

 

NBA 

LA Clippers def Chicago Bulls 108-103


 

(Los Angeles–jc)  The first racing event for the 20-23 Nascar Cup Series is set for the Coliseum in Los Angeles California on Sunday. It is the second year for the “Busch Lite Clash at the Coliseum.” Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin says drivers will know more about the track in year two and will be more aggressive…

 

 

Nascar Driver Denny Hamlin

The race airs live on WPXN Sunday afternoon at 3-30. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University Of Illinois Fighting Illini beat Nebraska last night by a score of 72 to 56. The Cornhuskers led by as many as 7 points in the first half, but the Illini played better defense in the second half allowing only 6 points in the final minutes of the game. U of I Basketball player Ty Rodgers says halftime adjustments were one key to the victory…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Player Ty Rodgers.

Next up for the Illini is a Saturday afternoon game at Iowa.  The game airs live on WPXN starting at 12-30 Saturday afternoon. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL at Bloomington Central Catholic

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys Basketball from Bloomington as the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers are on the road in Illini Prairie Conference action against the Saints of Bloomington Central Catholic. Broadcast is set for around 7pm

 

Chicago Blackhawk Hall of Famer Bobby Hull has died at 84

IHSA Girls Basketball

Oakwood def Iroquois West 51-30

 

Heyworth def Fisher 47-27

 

Armstrong Potomac def Hoopeston Area 41-14

Kyla Bullington led with 18 points and scored her 1,000th career point

 

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Milford 34-32

 

Salt Fork def Watseka 45-33

 

St. Joe Ogden def Rantoul 53-23

Taylor Hug led with 12 points

 

Prairie Central def Bloomington Central Catholic 81-78 OT

Chloe Sisco scored 26 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Danville def Rantoul 71-55

 

NHL

Legendary Chicago Blackhawk Bobby Hull has died. He was 84. The Hall of Famer is the Blackhawks all time leading scorer with 604 goals. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  It’s back to Illini Prairie Action for the Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda in boys basketball. The Panthers are on the road at Bloomington Central Catholic tomorrow night and home to Prairie Central on Friday night. PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says teams in the Illini Prairie are physical and talented…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Champaign–jc)  – The University of Illinois Fighting Illini are home to Nebraska at the State Farm Center in Champaign later today. The Broadcast airs on WPXN starting at 5 this afternoon with the tip at 6pm. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says in the Big 10, most games come down to a handful of possessions for wins and losses…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Champaign–jc)  A pleasant surprise is a way to describe the University of Illinois Women’s basketball team. A mix of returning players, and transfers for first year coach Shanua Green has led the team to a 17 and 5 record. The Illini have also spent some significant time in the AP Top 25 in the nation.  U of I Women’s Coach Shauan Green says the team is exceeding expectations…

 

 

U of I Women’s Basketball Coach Shauna Green.

The Illini take on Michigan on Thursday and host Minnesota on Sunday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The Seeds for IHSA Girls basketball are due to the state later this week with regionals starting the second full week of February. Paxton Buckley Loda Coach Jeff Sinn talks about the process for sub sectional seeding for girls state tournament basketball…

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn



IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Monticello @ Rantoul

Iroquois West @ Hoopeston

Milford @ Cissna Park

Bloomington Central Catholic at St. Joe Ogden

Armstrong Potomac @ Watseka

Flanagan Cornell @ Fisher

Mahomet Seymour @ Normal Community

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Mahomet Seymour @ Normal Community

 

Big Ten tonight

Nebraska at Illinois

Indiana at Maryland

Northwestern at Iowa

 

Today on WPXN its Illini Basketball at 5pm The Illini are home to Nebraska at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Tip at 6pm.

 

Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles def SF 49ers 31-7

Kansas City Chiefs def Cincinnati Bengals 23-20

 

Big Ten

Penn St. def Michigan 83-61

Purdue def Michigan St. 77-61

Iowa def Rutgers 93-82

 

Big 10 Womens

Illinois def Michigan St. 86-76

 

(Paxton–jc)  The 20-22 20-23 girls high school basketball season is winding down and the IHSA state tournament is right around the corner. Paxton Buckley Loda Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn says seeding is due later this week…

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn

 

(Wisconsin–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball team won on the road at Wisconsin on Saturday by a score of 61 to 51. It’s the time of the season that you see some conference opponents for the second time. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says you are familiar with the other team, but still have to go out and take care of business…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a rematch against the Nebraska Cornhuskers tomorrow night in Champaign. You can hear the game live on WPXN starting at 5pm 


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Rantoul @ St. Joseph Ogden

Oakwood @ Iroquois West

Watseka @ Salt Fork

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk from 6pm to 7pm. Nascar racing starts in Los Angeles this coming Sunday. Then its the Brad Underwood Show at 7pm. Hear about the Illini Men’s team win over Wisconsin and upcoming games vs Nebraska on Tuesday  and a trip to Iowa on Saturday

 

Illinois travels to Wisconsin on Saturday

IHSA Girls Basketball

Prairie Central def PBL 55-21

Chloe Sisco led with 19 points

 

St. Thomas More def Rantoul 68-35

 

Cissna Park def Milford 51-14

Addison Lucht led with 17 points 

 

Hoopeston Area def Iroquois West 33-29

 

Dee Mack def GCMS 63-34

 

Ridgeview def Fisher 51-32

 

Watseka def Armstrong Potomac 38-32

 

Big Ten Basketball

Michigan St. def Iowa 63-61

Purdue def Michigan 75-70

 

NBA

Charlotte Hornets def Chicago Bulls 111-96

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Calgary Flames 5-1

 

 

(Champaign–jc)  – The University of Illinois Fighting Illini are coming off a 69 to 60 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes this week. On Saturday, the Illini head up to Madison Wisconsin for a game against the Badgers. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says Tuesday's win saw great effort from Freshmen like Ty Rodgers…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini game airs at 1pm on Saturday here on WPXN.

 

(Paxton–jc)  Even though we are closing out January I-H-S-A Boys basketball games, the thoughts of regional pairings, sub sectionals and a hopeful state run are on the minds of coaches and players.  Paxton Buckley Loda Coach Adam Schonauer says the 2-A field is the toughest to go through, especially in our area…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

The Panthers play tomorrow afternoon at the Herscher Shootout against the Grant Park Dragons. 


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Chillicothe IVC @ Rantoul

Salt Fork @ Iroquois West

Cissna Park @ Oakwood

Westville @ Watseka

Heyworth @ Fisher

Mahomet Seymour @ Mt. Zion

 

IHSA Boys Basketball on Saturday

PBL vs Grant Park @ Herscher Shootout

Iroquois West @ Beecher Shootout

Fisher @ Salt Fork

Mahomet Seymour @ Normal West

 

IHSA Girls Basketball on Saturday

Watseka @ GCMS

Fisher @ Cissna Park

Mahomet Seymour @ Effingham

 

Illini Prairie Conference/Sangamo Conference Shootout at Monticello

Rantoul vs Riverton 10am

PBL vs Maroa Forsyth noon

St. Joe Ogden vs New Berlin 1pm



 

Big Ten Basketball on Saturday

Minnesota at Northwestern

Illinois at Wisconsin

Nebraska at Maryland

Ohio St. at Indiana

 

Big Ten Basketball on Sunday

Michigan at Penn St.

Michigan st. at Purdue

Rutgers at Iowa

 

NFL on Sunday

SF 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles

Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys Basketball as the Iroquois West Raiders take on the Salt Fork Storm in Gilman. Pregame at 6:45 with tip around 7pm.

 

Saturday Morning on WPXN its On the Sidelines from 7-8 presented by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services of Paxton.

 

Saturday afternoon its Fighting Illini Basketball as Illinois is on the road to take on Wisconsin. Pre game at 1pm with tip at 2pm. Then its bonus coverage of PBL vs Grant Park.

 

#22 Illinois Women host Purdue

IHSA Boys Basketball

PBL def Cissna Park 62-31

Jeremiah Ager scored 21 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Peotone def Watseka 57-21

 

Big Ten

Northwestern def Nebraska 78-63

Maryland def Wisconsin 73-55

Indiana def Minnesota 61-57

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers Boys basketball team got a win over Cissna Park last night in non-conference action. Final score was 62 to 31. 

P-B-L Boys basketball Coach Adam Schonauer says the team executed the offense, and defended well in the second half…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Next up for the Panthers is a game against Grant Park on Saturday afternoon at the Herscher Basketball shootout.


 

U of I Schedule

The University of Illinois Women’s Basketball team plays host to Purdue at the State Farm Center tonight at 7pm The Illini are ranked 22 in the last A-P poll

 

IHSA  Girls Basketball tonight

PBL @ Prairie Central

St. Thomas More @ Rantoul

Milford @ Cissna Park

Iroquois West @ Hoopeston Area

Armstrong Potomac @ Watseka

Fisher @ Ridgeview

Charleston @ Mahomet Seymour

 

Big Ten tonight

Iowa at Michigan St.

Purdue at Michigan







 

3rdf Baseman Scott Rolen elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

IHSA Boys Basketball

Hoopeston Area def Cissna Park 78-64

 

Iroquois West def Armstrong Potomac 68-36

Cannon Leonard had a double double with 20 points and 15 rebounds

 

St. Joe Ogden def St. Thomas More 59-28

Ty Pence scored 30 points

 

Prairie Central def Monticello 65-56

Dylan Bazzell scored 29 points

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def Unity 63-49

 

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Watseka 72-41

 

Mahomet Seymour def Bloomington 62-59

Trey Peters and Finn Randolph each had 14 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Beecher def Iroquois West 40-32

 

Armstrong Potomac def Milford 30-22

 

Big Ten 

Illinois def Ohio St. 69-60

Rutgers def Penn St. 65-45

 

NBA

Indiana Pacers def Chicago Bulls 116-110

 

NHL

Vancouver Canucks def Chicago Blackhawks 5-2

MLB

Scott Rolen has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 3rd Baseman earned 76.3 percent of the votes to earn entry to the Hall. Rolen spent 17 seasons with the Phillies, Cardinals, Reds and Blue Jays. He was an 8 time Gold Glove winner who hit 316 home runs and had 1,287 RBI.


 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton BuckleyLoda Boys Basketball team has a couple of non-conference games this week in the midst of Illini Prairie Conference action. The Panthers host Cissna Park tonight and take on Grant Park on Saturday afternoon at the Hersher shootout. PBL Boys basketball coach Adam Schonauer says the tough Illini Prairie Conference and playing good competition help prepare the team for the post season…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball team won over Ohio State 69 to 60 last night in Champaign. U of I Freshman Ty Rodgers says a break of 4 days from games was one key to the win…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Player Ty Rodgers

 

Big Ten tonight

Northwestern at Nebraska 

Maryland at Wisconsin

Minnesota at Indiana

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the Cissna Park Timberwolves. Pregame at 6:45 with tip at 7pm.

 

Illinois takes on Ohio State tonight at State Farm Center

IHSA Girls Basketball

Bloomington Central Catholic def PBL 64-23

 

Cissna Park def Oakwood 66-46

Mikayla Knake scored 28 points

 

Salt Fork def Iroquois West 51-19

 

Fieldcrest def Fisher 58-25

 

St. Joe Ogden def Mattoon 52-49

Taylor Hug scored 20 points

 

Prairie Central def IVC 51-40

 

Pontiac def Unity 54-52

 

Milford def Schlarman 38-8

Hunter Mowrey had a double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds

 

Watseka def Westville 65-27

 

Mount Zion def Mahomet Seymour 51-48

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Fisher def Tri Point 69-31

Asher Litman led with 18 points

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Atlanta Hawks 111-100


(Champaign–jc)  –  It’s January Big 10 Mens’ basketball conference play for the U of I Fighting Illini today. The Illini host Ohio State at the State Farm Center. U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the buckeyes always have a very good offensive team under Coach Chris Holtman…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Armstrong Potomac @ Iroquois West

Hoopeston Area @ Cissna Park

Watseka @ Bismarck Henning

Bloomington @ Mahomet Seymour

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Iroquois West @ Beecher

 

Today on WPXN it’s Illini Men’s Basketball as the Fighting Illini are at home against the Ohio State Buckeyes.  The broadcast starts at 5pm with the opening tip at 6pm, here on WPXN. 

Bengals and 49ers win

NFL

Saturday

Kansas City Chiefs def Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20

Philadelphia Eagles def NY Giants 38-7

 

Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals def Buffalo Bills 27-10

SF 49ers def Dallas Cowboys 19-12

 

Big Ten

Indiana def Michigan St. 82-69

Michigan def Minnesota 60-56

Purdue def Maryland 58-55

 

NHL

LA Kings def Chicago Blackhawks 2-1

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Park District youth basketball program had a fantastic start to it’s season over the weekend in Paxton. 43 teams and over 400 kids will participate in winter basketball. Paxton Park District Director Cody Evans talks about the importance of the sport…

 

 

Paxton Park District Director Cody Evans

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  If you want to be the best, you need to play the best. That is the philosophy of the Cissna Park High School Basketball program. Girls Coach Anthony Videcka talks about playing Camp Point Central over the weekend…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka

 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Bloomington Central Catholic @ PBL

Rantoul @ Monticello

Cissna Park @ Oakwood

Salt Fork @ Iroquois West

Fisher @ Fieldcrest

Westville @ Watseka

Mt. Zion @ Mahomet Seymour

 

Big Ten tonight

Wisconsin at Northwestern 

 

Tonight on WPXN its Fast Talk. Hea the latest news on Nascar from 6pm to 7pm.

Then it’s the  Brad Underwood Show from 7-8pm.

 

Indiana over Illinois 80-65

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park def Iroquois West 41-26

Addiosn Lucht scored 24 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def Monticello 52-23

Addy Martinie led with 12 points

 

Prairie Central def Unity 45-38

Mariya Sisco had 12 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Vermillion County Tournament

Westville def Armstrong Potomac 60-53

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Hoopeston Area 57-36

 

Big Ten

Michigan St. def Rutgers 70-57

Maryland def Michigan 64-58

Purdue def Minnesota 61-39

Indiana def Illinois 80-65

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Detroit Pistons 126-108

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Philadelphia Flyers 4-1

 

(Paxton–jc)  – Teaching is a  part of coaching and teaching comes from all levels of a school basketball program. Paxton Buckley Loda Boys Basketball  Coach Adam Schonauer says learning offensive schemes and defenses like the 1-2-2 begin early for the Panthers and he also says he is happy to have a good coaching staff…

 

 

PBL Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

 

(Champaign–jc)  –  The University of Illinois had to deal with Trace Jackson Davis in Big 10 basketball action last night at the State Farm Center in Champaign.  Davis, a candidate to be player of the year inthe Big 10, had his way in an 80 to 65 win for the Hoosiers. U of I Men’s Basketball player Terrance Shannon Junior says the two teams will meet again and the Illini have to do better to stop the 6-9 Senior…

 

 

U of I Mens Basketball Player Terrance Shannon Junior

Next up for the Illini is a Tuesday night home game against Ohio State. The pre game starts at 5pm on WPXN.



 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Monticello @ PBL

Rantoul @ Unity

 

HOIC/McLean County Tournament semi-finals at the Shirk Center at Illinois Wesleyan

Lexington vs Fieldcrest

Eureka vs GCMS 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball on Saturday

Rantoul @ Charleston

Cissna Park @ Kankakee McNamara

Herscher @ Watseka

Mahomet Seymour @ Glenwood


 

IHSA Girls Basketball tonight

Vermillion County Championship game

Armstrong Potomac vs  Salt Fork 8pm


 

IHSA Girls  Basketball on Saturday

Watseka @ St. Thomas More

Rantoul @ Chillicothe IVC

Camp Point Central @ Cissna Park

Mahomet Seymour @ Glenwood

 

NFL Playoffs Saturday

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs

NY Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

 

NFL Playoffs Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills

Dallas Cowboys at SF 49ers

 

Tonight on WPXN its IHSA Boys Basketball as the PBL Panthers host the Monticello Sages. Pregame at 6:45 with tip around 7pm. 

 

Saturday morning its On the Sidelines from 7-8am brought to you by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Service in Paxton.

 

Then its our Live Action Auction at 8am.

 

Saturday afternoon its IHSA Girls Basketball with Cissna Park and Camp Point Central. Pregame at 2:45 with tip at 3pm. WPXN will also cover the Rantoul at Charleston game on Saturday following the Cissna Park contest



 

#6 Indiana def #21 Illinois in Women's Basketball

IHSA Boys Basketball

Iroquois West def Schlarman 60-27

Cannon Leonard had a double double with 20 points and 14 rebounds

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Grant Park def Milford 36-17

 

HOIC Tournament 

Consolation Bracket

Fisher def GCMS 36-34

 

Vermillion County Tournament

Armstrong Potomac def Oakwood 35-18 

They will face Salt Fork in Friday night’s Championship game

 

Big Ten

Nebraska def Ohio St. 63-60

 

Big Ten Women

#6 Indiana def #21 Illinois 83-72

 

(Champaign–jc)  Wins in January and consecutive wins in January are always a tough road in the Big 10 for Men’s basketball. The University of Illinois Fighting Illini have won 4 straight after an early loss this month against Northwestern. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood talks about just “getting better” after each game…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood


 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park @ Iroquois West

McLean County Tournament


 

Big 10 Men’s Schedule

Indiana at Illinois

Michigan at Maryland

Rutgers at Michigan State

Purdue at Minnesota

 

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls at Detroit. Tip 2pm

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia. 6pm

 

 

Tonight on WPXN its University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball action as Illinois is home to the Hoosiers of Indiana University. The broadcast starts at 6-30 tonight courtesy of the Fighting Illini network.

 

Blackhawks win in OT

IHSA Boys Basketball

Pontiac def PBL 70-27

 

Mount Zion def Rantoul 55-51

 

Iroquois West def Gardner South Wilmington 55-50

Sam McMillan led with 17 points

 

Prairie Central def St. Joe Ogden 57-44

 

Unity def St. Thomas More 43-36

 

Washington def Mahomet Seymour 52-47

 

HOIC Tournament

GCMS def Tremont 52-34

Zach Barnes led with 13 points

 

Vermillion Valley Tournament

Oakwood def Armstrong Potomac 77-45

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park def Schlarman 64-5

Addison Lucht scored 22 points

 

Morton def Mahomet Seymour 47-23

 

Big Ten

Wisconsin def Penn St. 63-60

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Buffalo Sabres 4-3 OT

 

 

(Paxton–jc)  –  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers lost at Pontiac last night in Illini Prairie Conference action. The effort and commitment remain for the Panthers. P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer talks about a large group of Sophomores that see valuable varsity time…

 

 

P-B-L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonauer

Next up for the Panthers is a home Illini Prairie contest against the Monticello Sages on Friday night. WPXN will carry the game live on Friday night at 7. 

 

(Minnesota–jc)  –  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini have now won 4 in a row in Big 10 Men’s Basketball conference contests. The latest win was on Monday at Minnesota and U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the win was a “team win”...

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

The Illini are back home at the State Farm Center tomorrow night to face the University of Indiana Hoosiers. We will have the game Thursday night, starting at 6-30.

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Danville Schlarman @ Iroquois West

 

IHSA Girls Baketball

Momence @ Watseka

Illinois def Minnesota 78-60

IHSA Girls Basketball

Watseka def PBL 36-22

 

Iroquois West def South Newton 61-27

Ilyana Nambo led with 13 points

 

St. Joe Ogden def St. Thomas More 58-41

Addison Frick scored 20 points

 

Prairie Central def Monticello 48-15

Chloe Sisco scored 23 points

 

Bloomington Central Catholic def Unity 64-47

 

HOIC Tournament

GCMS def Flanagan Cornell 51-19

Cally Kroon led with 14 points

 

Vermillion County Tournament

Armstrong Potomac def Hoopeston Area 42-27

Kyla Bullington scored 28 points

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

HOIC Tournament 

Dee Mack def Fisher 58-37

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Minnesota 78-60

Purdue def Michigan St. 64-63

 

NFL 

Dallas Cowboys def Tampa Bay Bucs 31-14

 

(NCAA-dg)-Houston and Kansas remain at the top of the AP Top 25 poll after many teams in the top 25 lost. 11 teams went down, tying the most losses by top 25 teams since 2000. Purdue comes in at #3, with Alabama and UCLA finishing out the top 5. Gonzaga, Texas, Xavier, Tennessee and Virginia round out the top 10. Rutgers sits at #23. 

 

(Minnesota–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini now have 4 wins in a row after Monday's road win at Minnesota. The Illini won by a score of 78 to 60. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says roadwins are keys to a good season and several players stepped up as the Illini were in foul trouble in the first half

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood.
Next up for Illinois is a home game on Thursday night against Indiana. We will have the game live starting at 6-30pm, courtesy of the Fighting Illini network. 


 

(Rantoul–jc)  –  Coaches in the Illini Prairie Conference know  about the tough competition from all schools on the boys basketball courts. Several teams have Division One college commits in basketball and other sports. Rantoul Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Parker's team battled state ranked Prairie Central last week but came up short. The Eagles are one and one in conference play and Coach Parker says you have to be ready each night for a different type of competition…

 

 

Rantoul Eagle Coach Ryan Parker

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers Boys Basketball team is on the road tonight against the Pontiac Indians. The Indians are coming off a win over the St Joe Ogden Spartans. P-B-L Coach Adam Schonwer says Pontiac has several athletes that will compete at the next level…

 

 

PB L Boys Basketball Coach Adam Schonuer

You can hear the PBL vs Pontiac game live tonight after Nascar Live on WPXN. Our broadcast starts at 7pm

 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Paxton Buckley Loda @ Pontiac

Mt. Zion @ Rantoul

Gardner South Wilmington @ Iroquois West

Cissna Park @ South Newton

Watseka @ St. Anne

Mahomet Seymour @ Washington

 

Tonight on WPXN its Nascar Live. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6 until 7. Then it’s IHSA Boys Basketball as the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers are on the road at Pontiac to take on the Indians. Joel Cluver and Steve Pacey on the call tonight for WPXN sports. 

 

Bills, Giants, and Bengals advance in NFL Payoffs

NFL 

Buffalo Bills def Miami Dolphins 34-31

NY Giants def Minnesota Vikings 31-24

Cincinnati Bengals def Baltimore Ravens 24-17

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Golden St. Warriors 132-118

 

Champaign, ILL.– Italian point guard Niccolo Moretti has signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid and is set to join the Fighting Illini Basketball program. Moretti will enroll at the University of Illinois for the 2023 spring semester, giving the Illini another mid-year addition on the heels of French forward Zacharie Perrin. Moretti is a 6-foot-1 point guard from Bologna, Italy. He arrives in Champaign from Canberra, Australia, where he was a member of the NBA Global Academy. The NBA Global Academy is a year-round elite basketball training center at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport.

 

IHSA Girls Basketball today

Watseka @ Paxton Buckley Loda

Rantoul @ Champaign Centennial

South Newton @ Iroquois West

McLean County Tournament

 

NFL

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Bucs

 

Today on WPXN its Illini Basketball. The U of I play the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In Big 10 league play. Our broadcast, courtesy of the Fighting Illini network, begins at 4pm.

 

It's Orange Out at State Farm Center for Illinois and Michigan St.

IHSA Girls Basketball

Monticello def PBL 53-44

Unity def Rantoul 62-31

Cissna Park def Hoopeston Area 50-33

Addison Lucht led with 12 points

 

Iroquois West def Armstrong Potomac 33-27

Illyana Nambo had 14 points

 

Watseka def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 42-34

Heyworth def GCMS 50-21

IVC def St. Joe Ogden 42-35

Prairie Central def Pontiac 52-34

Bloomington Central Catholic def St. Thomas More 57-52

Sacred Heart Griffin def Mahomet Seymour 42-35

 

Big Ten

Minnesota def Ohio St. 70-67

Iowa def Michigan 93-84 OT

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Colorado Avalanche 3-2

 

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves are having a good season this year and one reason is senior leadership. Cissna Park Timberwolves girls coach Anthony Videcka talks about the on the floor and off the floor play of Senior Mikayla Knake…

 

 

Cissna Park Timberwolves Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka


(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Men’s basketball team is home against Michigan State at the State Farm Center. After losing three games to start the Big 10 season, the Illini have won two straight. Illini Coach Brad Underwood says they continue to look at themselves as “everyday guys”...

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

You can hear the game live after PBL vs Unity tonight. 

It’s “orange out” at the State Farm Center.

 

(Gilman–jc) The Iroquois West raiders continue to look to repeat as Champions in the Vermilion Valley Conference in Boys Basketball this year. Raiders coach Zach Monk says most teams focus on Senior Center Cannon Leonard, but it’s the leadership of guys like Sam McMillan and Kyler Meents that also provides the positives to get wins.  Monk talks about the play of Kyler Meents…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

 

IHSA Boys Basketball 

Tonight

Paxton Buckley Loda @ Unity-Tolono

Prairie Central @ Rantoul


 

Saturday

Rantoul Eagles are in the Galesburg Martin Luther King Junior Tournament

The Eagles take on Dunlap High School at 3pm and will play the host Galesburg at 7-30 Saturday night.

 

Also Saturday

St. Anne @ Cissna Park

Grant Park @ Watseka

McLean County Tournament

 

Big Ten tonight

Michigan St. at Illinois

Nebraska at Purdue

 

NFL Wild Card games

Saturday

Seattle Seahawks at SF 49ers

LA Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Sunday

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

 

Tonight on WPXN, it's IHSA Basketball from Unity High School as the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers take on the Unity Rockets. Pre game 6-40 with the tip to follow. Then its University of Illinois Basketball as the Illini host the Michigan State Spartans. It is also “orange out” night. All fans are asked to wear the color orange to help the Illini get a third straight win in Big 10 action.

 

Saturday on WPXN it’s “On the  Sidelines” from 7am to 8am. On the Sidelines is presented by Conxxus of Paxton and is sponsored by Matco Fire Protection equipment of Paxton. Rob Pacey anchors the program.  



 

The University of Illinois has a new recruit. Illinois has landed international Point guard, Niccolò Morreti.

IHSA Boys Basketball

Iroquois West def Donovan 53-34

Cannon Leonard had a double double with 35 points and 11 rebounds


 

Big Ten

Penn St. def Indiana 85-66

Rutgers def Northwestern 65-62

 

NBA

Washington Wizards def Chicago Bulls 100-97

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois has a new recruit. Illinois has landed international Point guard, Niccolò Morreti. The 6 foot 2 prospect will enroll at Illinois this month. Moretti was in the middle of a prep season with NBA global academy in Australia after finishing a high school career at D-M-E Academy in Florida.

 

(Paxton–jc)  It’s more Illini Prairie Conference Action for the Lady Panthers of Paxton Buckley Loda tonight. The Panthers are on the road at Monticello. P-B-L Girls Coach Jeff Sinn says the Panthers had a chance to win against Pontiac earlier this week, but fell short by one point, and more opportunities continue in conference play…

 

 

P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn

 

(Cissna Park–jc)  The Cissna Park Lady Timberwolves are in the middle of Vermilion Valley conference action. They are home in Cissna Park tonight against Hoopeston Area..  Cissna Park Timberwolves Coach Anthony Videka says the team has provided a needed effort, all season…

 

 

Cissna Park Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Videcka

 

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Paxton Buckley Loda @ Monticello

Unity @ Rantoul

Hoopeston @ Cissna Park

Watseka @ Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Armstrong Potomac @ Iroquois West

Mahomet Seymour @ Sacred Heart Griffin

Flanagan Cornell @ Fisher

 

Illinois defeats Nebraska 76-50

IHSA Boys Basketball

Salt Fork def Cissna Park 54-30

 

Iroquois West def Westville 45-35

Tyler Read led with 10 points

 

El Paso Gridley def GCMS 43-37

 

Dee Mack def Fisher 42-30

 

St. Joe Ogden def Teutopolis 63-50

Ty Pence scored 26 points

 

Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin def Armstrong Potomac 72-21

 

Milford def Oakwood 73-55

Adin Portwood scored 31 points 

 

Morton def Prairie Central 46-38

 

Georgetown Ridgefarm def Watseka 49-35

 

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Iroquois West def Clifton Central 39-35

Shea Small scored 25 points

 

Mahomet Seymour def Mattoon 47-41

Savannah Orgeron led with 19 points

 

Big Ten

Illinois def Nebraska 76-50

Michigan St. def Wisconsin 69-65

 

(Lincoln-NE–jc) – The U of I Men's basketball team has two wins in a row in Big 10 play after their 76 to 50 win at Nebraska last night. U of I Men’s basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the number of assists on offense was a key to the win…

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for Illinois is a home game against Michigan State on Friday Night. It is the “Orange Out” game. So those attending the contest are encouraged to wear their Orange attire. 

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Lady Panthers Basketball team lost a heartbreaker game against the Pontiac Indians on Monday, and on Thursday they will take on Monticello’s Sages. P-B-L Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn says they face another taller team…

 

 

P-B-L Girls Coach Jeff Sinn

 

(Rantoul–jc)  –  The Rantoul Eagles are coming off a win over the PBL Panthers as they continue play in the Illini Prairie Conference. The Eagles defense is one reason for some recent wins, says Rantoul Eagle Coach Ryan Parker…

 

 

Rantoul Eagles Coach Ryan Parker

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Iroquois West @ Donovan

Georgia wins National Championship 65-7 over TCU

IHSA Girls Basketball

Pontiac def PBL 48-47

 

Salt Fork def Cissna Park 50-25

 

Iroquois West def Westville 49-32

Ilyana Nambo led wit 17 points

 

El Paso Gridley def GCMS 43-36

 

Armstrong Potomac def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 31-17

Kyla Bullington had 17 points

 

Oakwood def Milford 37-9

 

Prairie Central def St. Joe Ogden 47-44

Mariya Sisco had 19 points

 

St. Thomas More def Unity 51-37

 

Watseka def Georgetown Ridgefarm 44-39

 

NCAA Football

National Championship

Georgia def TCU 65-7

 

NBA

Boston Celtics def Chicago Bulls 107-99

 

(Paxton–jc)  The Paxton Buckley Loda Girls Panthers basketball team  lost a tough battle to Pontiac in our broadcast game last night. Final score was 48 to 47. P-B-L Girls Coach Jeff Sinn says the team battled back in the first half from a deficit to make it a game against the Lady Indians…

 

 

PBL Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Sinn


 

(Gilman–jc)  The Iroquois West Raiders boys basketball team is trying to repeat as VermilionValley Conference Champions. Raiders Coach Zach Monk says most in the conference know about 6-9 Senior Center Cannon Leonard, but if the team is going to be successful, contributions from 3 year letter winner Sam McMillan and Senior Kyler Meents are needed each night in conference play…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

The raiders are at Westville in conference action tonight. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball

Cissna Park @ Salt Fork

Iroquois West @ Westville

Fisher @ Deer Creek Mackinaw

Watseka @ Georgetown Ridge Farm

Mattoon @ Mahomet Seymour


 

Tonight on WPXN its University of Illinois Basketball as the Fighting Illini are on the road in the Big 10 at Nebraska. Our coverage, courtesy of the Fighting Illini network is 7pm. Tip is set for just past 8pm.

Bears, Packers, Colts lose

NFL

Minnesota Vikings def Chicago Bears 29-13

Detroit Lions def Green Bay Packers 20-16

Houston Texans def Indianapolis Colts 32-31

 

NHL

Chicago Blackhawks def Calgary Flames 4-3 OT

 

(Rantoul–jc)  –  The Rantoul Eagles boys basketball team continues to make improvements and those improvements have led to a win Friday night in Paxton over the Panthers of P-B-L.. Rantoul Eagles Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Parker talks about two of the leaders of his team as the Eagles, who are sophomores…

 

 

Rantoul Eagles Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Parker The Eagles host number 1 Prairie Central on Friday night.

 

(Champaign–jc) The University of Illinois Fighting Illini got a big win over number 14 ranked Wisconsin in Big 10 basketball on Saturday. U of I Basketball player Terrance Shannon Junior says getting into the offense earlier is a key to the win…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Player Terrance Shannon Junior.

Next up for the Illini is a game on Tuesday night at Nebraska. Our coverage starts at 7pm 

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Pontiac @ PBL

Iroquois West @ Westville

Fisher @ Deer Creek Mackinaw

Watseka @ Georgetown Ridge Farm

 

 

Tonight on WPXN Fast Talk. Hear the latest news of Nascar from 6pm to 7pm Then its IHSA Girls Basketball from Paxton as the Paxton Buckley Loda Lady Panthers host Pontiac. Rob Pacey is on the call tonight for WPXN sports.

 

The NFL will not resume play of the Bills and Bengals game from Monday night

IHSA Girls Basketball

Unity def PBL 42-25

 

Prairie Central def Rantoul 54-29

 

Iroquois West def Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin 38-29

Shea Small had 18 points

 

Fisher def Westville 53-24

Kallie Evans scored 23 points 

 

Hoopeston Area def Milford 50-16

 

Watseka def Schlarman 63-5

 

Mahomet Seymour def Normal West 56-30

Savannah Orgeron led with 18 points

 

NFL 

The NFL will not resume play of the Bills and Bengals game from Monday night. THe main reason is that it had no implications on any team making the playoffs. 

 

(Rantoul–jc)  –  The Rantoul Eagles boys basketball team continues to make improvements and those improvements have led to several recent wins over the holidays. Rantoul Eagles Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Parker talks about two of the leaders of his team as the Eagles get into Illini Prairie Conference action…

 

 

Rantoul Eagles Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Parker



(Tampa–jc)  The future of University of Illinois sports seems to be on an upswing in several sports. The football team finished the season in a January bowl, the Men's basketball team are the current regular season champs and the emergence of the women's team is another plus for U of I Sports. Athletic Director Josh Witman, speaking at the recent bowl game, talks about goals going forward…

 

 

U of I Director of Athletics Josh Whitman. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  – The University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team needs a win in the Big 10 conference. Their next opportunity is Saturday at the State Farm Center in Champaign. U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team needs to make better decisions to share the ball and be “ball tough”...

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

 

(Gilman–jc)  The Iroquois West offense is easy to predict, but hard to defend. The Raiders have a big option in Senior Center Cannon Leonard. Iroquois West Raiders Coach Zach Monk says Cannon Leonard is  a good number one option on offense…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk


 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

Rantoul @ PBL

Iroquois West @ Bismarck Henning

Danville Schlarman @ Watseka

Lincoln @ Mahomet Seymour

Fisher @ Ridgeview


 

Big Ten on Saturday

Wisconsin at Illinois

Nebraska at Minnesota

Michigan at Michigan St.

 

NFL on Sunday

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears  @ noon

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts @ noon

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers @ 7:20pm

 

Tonight on WPXN it's IHSA Boys Basketball as PBL takes on Rantoul in Illini Prairie Conference action.  Pregame set for 7pm with tipoff at 7:15. 

 

Saturday morning its On the Sidelines from 7-8 brought to you by Conxxus of Paxton and sponsored by MATCO Fire Protection Services of Paxton. 

 

Our first Live Action Auction of the year is from 8-10. 

 

The Fighting Illini take on #14 Wisconsin at the State Farm Center. The broadcast starts at 11-30 Saturday morning on WPXN.  Then it's 4 games from the Christie Clinic Shootout at St Joe Ogden High School. 

 

Northwestern hands Illinois its 3rd loss in Big Ten play

IHSA Boys Basketball

Iroquois West def PBL 52-43

Sam McMillan scored 22 points and Cannon Leonard produced a double double with 18 points and 11 rebounds

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

Cissna Park def South Newton 61-24

Mikayla Knake scored 25 points

 

St. Thomas More def Iroquois West 52-18

 

NCAA Big Ten

Northwestern def Illinois 73-60

Michigan def Penn St. 79-69

 

NBA

Chicago Bulls def Brooklyn Nets 121-112

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini are oh and 3 now in Big 10 play for the year. The Illini lost last night 73 to 60.  The defense played well, but the offense was not in sync at times for the Illini. U of I Coach Brad Underwood talks about shot selection and rhythm…

 

 

U of I Men's Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Next up for the Illini is a home game Saturday afternoon against number 14 Wisconsin. The broadcast starts at 11-30 Saturday morning on WPXN. 

 

(Onarga–jc)  – Starting last night, the Iroquois West Raiders Boys Basketball team is in a stretch of 4 more  games in 7 days. The Raiders beat the Panthers of PBL last night 52 to 43. Iroquois West Coach Zach Monk says its a time for quick turnarounds and not much practice time…

 

 

Iroquois West Boys Basketball Coach Zach Monk

The raiders  play at Bismarck Henning tomorrow night, at Herscher on Saturday, at Westville next Tuesday and on the road at Donovan next Wednesday.

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Women’s basketball team plays host to Northwestern Tonight at the State Farm Center. Tip is at 8pm The lady Illini are 13 and 2 on the year and 2 and 1 in Big 10 play.

 

IHSA Girls Schedule today…

Unity @ PBL

Rantoul @ Prairie Central

Danville Schlarman @ Watseka

Iroquois West @ Bismarck Henning Rossville Alvin

Normal West @ Mahomet Seymour

Westville @ Fisher

 

Illinois Women's Basketball's Genesis Bryant has earned ESPN's Player of the Week award

IHSA Boys Basketball

Mahomet Seymour def Rantoul 51-45

Dayten Eisenmann led with 15 points

 

Westville def Cissna Park 69-35

 

Iroquois West def Georgetown Ridgefarm 54-38

Cannon Leonard recorded a double double with 29 points and 11 rebounds

 

GCMS def Fisher 55-30

 

Salt Fork def Milford 53-43

 

Williamsville def St. Joe Ogden 52-48

 

Prairie Central def El Paso Gridley 43-39

Tyler Curl led with 18 points

 

IHSA Girls Basketball 

Salt Fork def Milford 49-19

 

NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning def Chicago Blackhawks 4-1

 

(Champaign–jc)  – Following a statement performance against No. 12/10 Iowa, Illinois Women's Basketball's Genesis Bryant has earned ESPN's Player of the Week award and repeated as a Big Ten Co-Player of the Week.Across the Illini's 2-0 week, Bryant averaged 19 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 3.5 APG. She turned in 14 points at Wisconsin before registering a career-high 24 in the Illini's upset of  Iowa. The team also received some votes in the Top 25 poll this week. 

 

(Champaign–jc)  The University of Illinois Fighting Illini Mens’ basketball team is Oh and 2 in Big Ten Conference play so far this year. The Illini are on the road at Northwestern tonight.  U of I Basketball Coach Brad Underwood says the team is playing good defense, but needs to work running the offense….

 

 

U of I Men’s Basketball Coach Brad Underwood

Tip for tonight is just past 8pm. After tonight, the Illini are home against Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. 

 

IHSA Boys Basketball tonight

PBL at Iroquois West

Chrisman @ Watseka

 

IHSA Girls Basketball

South Newton @ Cissna Park

St. Thomas More @ Iroquois West

Chrisman @ Watseka

 

Tonight on WPXN it’s IHSA Boys Basketball From Iroquois West Middle School in Onarga as the Iroquois West Raiders host the Paxton Buckley Loda Panthers. Pre game is set for 6-30 with the opening tip at 6-45pm Then its Illini Men's Basketball as the Illini are on the road at Northwestern.

 

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