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CHARLESTON -- Coaches, players, students, fans, and community members packed the Grand Ball Room at Eastern Illinois for a special memorial celebration of legendary coach Bob Spoo, who passed away last year. 

On Saturday Champaign's first family of basketball had a mini-reunion as fifth-year senior Michael (an Illinois transfer and Centennial graduate) and his freshman brother Tim (a Central graduate) played at Chicago State, roughly a two-hour drive for the Champaign County-based Finke clan.

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The one and only Friday Frenzy features games from all across the viewing area, from the CS8 to the Apollo, CIC, LOVC, Illini Prairie, Big 12 and more!

From the girls high school playoffs to the boys 8th grade state championship games, our viewing area's basketball teams were busy on Thursday night!

Girls basketball playoffs are heating up in Classes 1A through 4A! Gordon Voit brings you as many games as possible from a busy night locally -- from the girls' 3A regional semifinals to a trio of boys basketball games featuring dunks, buzzer beaters and more! More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy features games from all across the viewing area, from Decatur to Danville, Shelbyville to Lincoln, Sullivan to Taylorville and beyond! More >>

As the Friday Frenzy inches closer to playoff time in boys basketball, Gordon Voit catches up with MacArthur and Sacred Heart-Griffin in this latest installment of Season Catch Up! More >>

The Illini (8-15, 4-8) built a convincing double-digit lead, watched it slowly evaporate in the mid second half, then held on for a 79-74 win over No. 9 Michigan State (18-5, 9-3) on Tuesday night at the State Farm Center. More >>

In this WAND exclusive interview, Lanphier graduate and current Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala takes time out of his busy pregame schedule during a trip to Indianapolis to talk with WAND's Gordon Voit about his upbringing in the Capital City, his present-day family ties, the Boys and Girls Club, his days in a Lanphier Lions uniform, golf and what he has planned after basketball! More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy features tournament championships in the LOVC and CIC, rivalries in the CS8 and Apollo plus much more! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you high school basketball games all across the viewing area! More >>

Statistics show that the rate of fatherlessness in the United States is reaching alarming an level.

In light of that, Eisenhower's coaching staff represents a unique solution. All four members of the coaching staff either have a son or a nephew on the Panthers' roster. They're actively involved in their lives on (and more importantly off) the court. They provide tough love when it's needed and tender love when they require that, too. And it's working. More >>

Don't miss highlights from the Girls CIC Tournament, the hardwood rematch of the Route 51 War between St. Teresa and Maroa-Forsyth, plus No. 3 Teutopolis (Class 2A) hosts Mt. Zion! All on WANDtv.com! More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy has launched into 2019! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman bring you high school basketball games all across the viewing area! More >>

Top 5 NBA Draft prospect Ja Morant gave NBA scouts what they came to see -- dazzling the crowd with a series of jaw-dropping dunks, 3-pointers and 9 assists and Murray State (14-2, 5-0) showed why it's No. 35 in the national polls with a convincing 83-61 win over Eastern Illinois. More >>

Mt. Zion eighth grader Ethan Osborne's size means being a member of the Braves' roster wasn't an option -- but coach Jeff Shumate wanted to find a way for Ethan to be a part of the program, so he offered for him to join the team as a manager. More >>

DECATUR -- It wasn't that long ago that just eking out a win was cause for celebration for MacArthur's girls basketball program. In fact, in 2015-16 they won exactly that many: one.

Now in Year Two of the reboot presided over by head coach Michael "Dubb" Williams, the team doesn't celebrate individual wins -- in fact they run after rattling off 10 of them in a row. More >>

NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) -- Marcus Bartley was all smiles after his pregame shoot around Tuesday at Redbird Arena.

The Southern Illinois senior is thrilled to be back in Central Illinois.

"It's really great to be back at home, I'm about 45 minutes from the crib so it's great," Bartley told WAND-TV before the game. More >>

Illinois State went 6-6 in a non-conference schedule that is ranked 133rd in the country in the KenPom rankings and 174th in the BPI put out by ESPN. The bottom line: the team fell short of preseason expectations.

But despite that, the Redbirds (8-8 against Division-I opponents) showed flashes of brilliance on Saturday in a 67-64 loss at Loyola. More >>

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The one and only Friday Frenzy has launched into 2019! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman kick off the new year with high school basketball games all across the viewing area! More >>

Champaign, Ill. (WAND) -- Ayo Dosunmu scored a game-high 23 points, but the Illini fell short against No. 2 Michigan Thursday night.

The Wolverines used a well balanced attack to defeat the Illini 79-69, and  improve to a program-record tying 16-0. More >>