Hill, who joined the Illini 1,500-points club in the Illini loss to Maryland on Dec. 27, now ranks 10th all time. He is 109 points away from passing Mark Smith (1978-81) and 110 points away from passing Brandon Paul (2010-13).
Illinois has 15 regular season games remaining and at least one guaranteed in the Big Ten Tournament from March 8-12 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. If Hill keeps up his current average of 18.8 ppg, he would add another 301 points to his total. That would give him 1,854 career points and make him the third all-time scorer in Illini history behind Deon Thomas (1991-94; 2,129 career points) and Kiwane Garris (1994-97; 1,948 career points) and ahead of Dee Brown (2003-06; 1,812 career points).
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At a glance
These are the 11 players to score 1,500 or more points in University of Illinois history: